We’ve heard that news of our recently-opened New York City sales office is out and that some of you have tried to stop by to visit our showroom. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to open it to the public at this time. To have a showroom open to the public, Lionel must comply with New York City building and safety codes, so we are using it only for business meetings until we do. Until then, however, we’re excited to tell you that there are numerous Lionel train exhibits throughout New York City this year. So you shouldn’t have any problem getting your holiday dose of Lionel!
So, if you’re going to be in the New York area, be sure to stop by the following Lionel train exhibits on display in New York City and surroundings:
- Macy’s Santaland (151 West 34th Street, 8th Floor) – While you’re waiting to see Santa, you’ll be treated to a spectacular Lionel layout with trains literally climbing the Christmas tree! (There’s also a second layout across the aisle in Macy’s Classic Toy department.)
- Grand Central Station (42nd Street, MTA Museum Store) – There are two Lionel layouts in the Museum store this year, located just off the main concourse.
- FAO Schwarz (767 Fifth Avenue -- 5th and 58th Street, 2nd Floor) – Take the escalator to the second floor and you’ll find a complete Lionel boutique with three classic layouts and a Lionel-decorated Christmas tree.
- Fortunoff’s – If you’re in the New York/New Jersey suburban area, Lionel has layouts in four Fortunoff’s stores: Westbury, Long Island; White Plaines, New York; Wayne, New Jersey; and Woodbridge, New Jersey.
I hope everyone has a chance to visit New York City this year…We’re back in the Big Apple in a big way and we’d love you to be a part of it! (And for those of you who won’t be able to visit, we’ll soon have photographs of all the attractions posted on the Lionel website.)
Best wishes for a great holiday season,
President and CEO, Lionel Electric Trains
P.S. If you’re visiting Las Vegas, check out our Lionel boutique in FAO Schwarz Las Vegas; and in Texas look for the Lionel layout in these Dillard’s Department Stores: 100 Northpark Centre, Dallas and North East Mall, Hurst