FAO Schwarz

FAO Schwarz, the most famous toy store in New York City and quite possibly the world, has been known as second home to Santa and his elves since first opening their doors in 1876.  After trying a few different locations they finally settled into their current famed flagship location at 5th Ave and 59th street in 1986.  It has been a major year round tourist destination and the biggest holiday destination ever after.  Offering something for every kid and as well as for the kid... Read More

General Motors Building

The General Motors Building is a 50-story, office tower facing Fifth Avenue at 59th Street . The building occupies a full city block, and the lobby is the home of FAO Schwarz toy store. The construction started started in 1964 and finished in 1968. Nearby locations: Pond in Central Park, Grand Army Plaza, Plaza Hotel, 5th Avenue Apple Store. Location: 767 Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets  Read More