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New Yorkers Mourn FAO Schwarz's Last Day on Fifth Avenue

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FAO Schwarz's flagship Fifth Avenue store (the one where Tom Hanks danced on a piano in Big) shut its doors today ahead of its move to a smaller two-floor subterranean space at 1633 Broadway, and a bunch of New Yorkers took advantage of their final chance to visit the famous store. Gothamist got a bunch of pictures earlier this week, while Racked reports that there were some sales to be found—an Etch-a-Sketch coated with Swarovski crystals was marked down from $999 to $699, for example. If you're in the market for such an Etch-a-Sketch, however, you'll have to wait until the new store opens before the 2016 holiday season.

OHANA. .... - Bye FAO Schwarz.

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Today FAO Schwarz is closing …be sure to stop in one last time! Photo: Rob Young/Flickr #welovethiscity

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I hate that FAO Schwarz is closing in 11 days.

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· Farewell, FAO Schwarz: A Final Look Inside the Fifth Avenue Store [Racked]
· Where Will Stuffed Animals Go With FAO Schwarz Closing? [Bloomberg]
· Photos: FAO Schwarz's Final Day On Fifth Avenue [Gothamist]
· FAO Schwarz coverage [Curbed]