An 88-year-old Upper East Side resident by the name of Herbert Feinberg is not chill with the new Apple Store due to open on the corner of his block in 9 short days. He's so not chill with it, in fact, that he's suing AppleApple!in the eleventh hour in an attempt to stop the store from opening. As per the Post, Feinberg argues that the store will attract shoppers who are "incompatible" with the "community interests" of the city's most posh, and wealthy, neighborhood. The storefront, Feinberg says, should be occupied by the "small and luxury retailers" or "well-known art galleries that draw visitors consistent with the unique neighborhood culture." Earlier opposition to the chain's presence in the neighborhood feared sidewalk camps around new product launches, and the street food carts that may accompany those crowds.
The store is due to open its seventh Manhattan location on the corner of Madison Avenue and 74th Street across from the old Whitney on June 13. The opening will coincide with a black and white photo exhibition featuring iPhone 6 photosof courseof the store's new neighborhood, Racked reports.
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