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FAO Schwarz - CLOSED

767 5th Ave, at 58th Street, New York City, NY 10153-0023
+1 212-644-9400
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Not quite the mecca we expected

Maybe the market for destination toy stores has been diluted by the proliferation of knockoffs in... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2013
Bethanieb
Fun Toy and Candy Store- Bring your camera!

Wow! This is a great place for all ages. Take lots of pictures of all the displays. We loved the... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2013
CruiseDirectorAmy
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This world-famous toy store is a great place for kids to browse, play - and of course, shop.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Feb 28, 2016
“Sad to hear it closed.”
Feb 11, 2016
“Gesloten”
LOCATION
767 5th Ave, at 58th Street, New York City, NY 10153-0023
Midtown
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+1 212-644-9400
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Maybe the market for destination toy stores has been diluted by the proliferation of knockoffs in other major metropolitan areas, but this 2-story landmark just didn't do much for us. There's no seating for adults or tired-out kiddos, and the "Big" piano was busted (and...More

Thank Bethanieb
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Wow! This is a great place for all ages. Take lots of pictures of all the displays. We loved the Lego area and the high quality German made Teddy Bears (and other animals upstairs). They also have a nice science toy area and you can't...More

Thank CruiseDirectorAmy
Reviewed July 6, 2013

This shop has an extensive range and variety of eye-catching toys, clothes, sweets and so forth. There are many different themed sections on all three levels of this shop which made it exciting to look through. The pricing was affordable, but I wouldn't say overly...More

Thank kateemily96
Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is a very unique store, there is no other like it. I have never seen a line to get into a toy store before, but it is worth it to see.

Thank jordansbulls
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Toysrus may be the biggest toy store there is but FAO Schwarz is the best. This place is amazing! This was on my son's list as THE place to visit in NYC and he wasn't disappointed. There is so much to see. My husband thought...More

Thank Alohagirl72
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Wow, this is heaven for kids and adults who are still kids. You can find very expensive and extravagant gifts but very reasonable ones as well. Hits with the kids I travelled with were the GIANTsized candy and dancing on the piano from the movie...More

Thank aamirabella
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Had always wanted to visit this shop since i saw the film "big"! You do not have to visit this toy shop, just if you have young kids....i don't and loved it. Had to visit the "giant piano or the big one" as its called,...More

Thank Ivana L
Reviewed June 26, 2013

So exciting and wonderous. Too bad the "big" piano was not working. This is a great toy store to visit.

Thank Amy5f
Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Took the kids to see the shop that was in the movie home alone. They loved it. Our youngest made his own muppet. Great for all ages.

Thank 4StonesinSydney
Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

On every shelf there was a memory that surfaced from my childhood. This landmark store was just fun. From the big piano to the ledger book, there was history and pop culture to get you grinning from ear to ear. Also, a great feature they...More

Thank amybeth24
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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers
like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
...More
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