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Apple Closing NYC Retail Stores Ahead of Hurricane Irene

Apple's New York City retail stores will be closing this weekend ahead of Hurricane Irene's possible landfall over the city. NYC's mass transit system is shutting down by noon on Saturday, which will make it extremely difficult for both employees and customers to get to the stores.

Employees who answered the phone at SoHo, Upper West Side, West 14th Street, and Staten Island confirmed that those stores will be closed all day on Saturday and Sunday.

The Fifth Avenue location, which is famously open 24/7/365, will be closed Saturday and Sunday as well.

As for stores outside the city:

New York:

- On Long Island, Smith Haven, Roosevelt Field, and Walt Whitman all closed until Monday. Manhasset closed Sunday only.

- Palisades in West Nyack, NY - closed until Monday.

- The Westchester - closed until Monday.

New Jersey:

- The Pier in Atlantic City, Bridgewater, Cherry Hill, Sagemore, Rockaway, Short Hills, and Willowbrook are all closed until Monday.


- Stamford, Greenwich Avenue, and Danbury Fair Mall all closed until Monday.


- Christiana Mall - closed until Monday.


- Bethesda Row - closed until Monday.


- King of Prussia - closed until Monday.


- MacArthur Center in Norfolk - closed until Sunday.

- Short Pump Town Center in Richmond - closed until Monday.

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40 months ago
that glass is gonna get owned
Rating: 15 Votes
40 months ago
Anyone remember this?

NYC during the horrific earthquake of 8/23:

West coast reaction:

NYers, man up a little bit! :rolleyes:
Rating: 15 Votes
40 months ago
Someone save the iPads!!

Rating: 11 Votes
40 months ago
Be safe, East Coast.

Foolish decision by Apple. I knew everything would change when Jobs left. I mean is Apple trying to be the richest company or is okay with 2nd place?

Is this a joke?
Rating: 9 Votes
40 months ago
What did I say when Job resigned? 2012, people! This is just another proof!
Rating: 7 Votes
40 months ago
Kinda weird to think there'd be a hurricane in NYC :eek:
Rating: 7 Votes
40 months ago

You are trying very hard to be funny.

Sorry, mate, there's no cure for Compromised Sense Of Humour.

Thanks for the laugh. :D

Cheers. :D
Rating: 6 Votes
40 months ago
Hope they lock things up tight. An Apple Store would be a looter's paradise.
Rating: 6 Votes
40 months ago
The 5th Ave Store is technically an underground store, isn't it? I hope it doesn't get flooded.

Our company occupies the upper-most floors of a skyscraper, and they're worried about broken glass/water damage, so we've been busy removing computers/monitors from cubicles and offices and putting them in dry storage. We've also been making complete backups of the servers. I think they may be overreacting just a bit, but we had an office in the World Trade Center that was destroyed on 9/11 so I guess they can't be too careful.

Be safe out there fellow NYers.
Rating: 5 Votes
40 months ago

that glass is gonna get owned

Not with the SJ Reality Distortion Field protecting it.
Rating: 4 Votes

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