Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is making a return to New York.
FAO Schwarz Reborn
In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 photo, an employee plays the FAO Premium Piano Dance Mat during a media preview of the new FAO Schwarz store at Rockefeller Center in New York. Three years after it closed its beloved, fantasy land of a toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz makes its return to New York City. The new version will be smaller, but will have familiar attractions including a musical clock tower and the giant piano keyboard mat on which Tom Hanks danced in the film “Big.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Mary Altaffer
FAO Schwarz Reborn
In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 photo, FAO Schwarz toy soldiers dressed in uniforms designed by model Gigi Hadid pose for a photo during a media preview of the new FAO Schwarz store at Rockefeller Center in New York. Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is making a return to New York opening on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The new version will be smaller, but will have familiar attractions, including a musical clock tower and the giant piano keyboard mat on which Tom Hanks danced in the film “Big.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Mary Altaffer
FAO Schwarz Reborn
In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 photo, an employee dressed at an astronaut plays in a a spaceship during a media preview of the new FAO Schwarz store at Rockefeller Center in New York. Three years after it closed its beloved, fantasy land of a toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz makes its return to New York City. The new version will be smaller, but will have familiar attractions including a musical clock tower and the giant piano keyboard mat on which Tom Hanks danced in the film “Big.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Mary Altaffer
FAO Schwarz Reborn
In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 photo, a Transformer robot is on display during a media preview of the new FAO Schwarz store at Rockefeller Center in New York. A new FAO opens Friday, Nov. 16, about 10 blocks from its former home near the southeast corner of Central Park. There are a few extravagant items to be had in the new store but plenty of modestly priced items, too. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Mary Altaffer
FAO Schwarz Reborn
In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 photo, play groceries are on display at the FAO mart during a media preview of the new FAO Schwarz store at Rockefeller Center in New York. At the toy grocery store children can shop among artificial produce, complete with small carts, a checkout counter and kitchen supplies. Three years after it closed its beloved, fantasy land of a toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz makes its return to New York City opening Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Mary Altaffer
FAO Schwarz Reborn
In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 photo, Pretty Girlfriends dolls and accessories by Bunnies by the Bay are on display during a media preview of the new FAO Schwarz store at Rockefeller Center in New York. Three years after it closed its beloved, fantasy land of a toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz makes its return on Friday, Nov. 16, to New York City. There are a few extravagant items to be had in the new store but plenty of modestly priced items, too. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Mary Altaffer
FAO Schwarz Reborn
In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 photo, Steiff teddy bears are on display during a media preview of the new FAO Schwarz store at Rockefeller Center in New York. Three years after it closed its beloved, fantasy land of a toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz makes its return to New York City. The new version will be smaller, but will have familiar attractions including a musical clock tower and the giant piano keyboard mat on which Tom Hanks danced in the film “Big.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Mary Altaffer
FAO Schwarz Reborn
FILE -In this Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 file photo, shoppers pause outside of the Fifth Avenue FAO Schwarz in New York. A new FAO opens Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center, about 10 blocks from its former home near Central Park. For more than 150 years, FAO Schwarz was known for its classy and sometimes extravagantly expensive toys. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
Bebeto Matthews
FAO Schwarz Reborn
FILE – In this Nov. 22, 2005 file photo, Timothy Sessoms, left, 7, and his brother Akiim Sessoms, 10, hold gifts of K’Nex toy chopper bikes at FAO Schwarz in New York. Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is making a return to New York. A new FAO opens Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center, about 10 blocks from its former home near Central Park. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
Bebeto Matthews
FAO Schwarz Reborn
FILE – In this Nov. 22, 2004 file photo, children are greeted by characters from FAO Schwarz outside the store on New York’s Fifth Avenue. Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is making a return to New York opening on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The new version will be smaller, but will have familiar attractions, including a musical clock tower and the giant piano keyboard mat on which Tom Hanks danced in the film “Big.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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