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Midtown East

767 5th Ave
New York, NY 10153
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Nearest Transit:
5 Av/59 St (N, Q, R); 57 St (F); 5 Av/53 St (E, M)

Hours of Operation:
Mon.-Sat. 10am-7pm, Sun. 11am-6pm

Venue Quick Facts

  • FAO Schwarz is a famous toy store in New York City and world-wide.
  • FAO Schwarz NYC has been an established toy store for 150 years.
  • FAO Schwarz in New York has dining options for every sweet tooth!


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Gina Hornung

Joined: November 2010

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Date of shopping: 12/11

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FAO Schwarz is as much of an attraction as it is a functioning toy store.  I really had no reason to shop here, but it was a store I didn’t want to leave NYC without visiting.  It’s one of the most famous toy stores in the world, and I hadn’t been since I was a little kid – and I’m happy to report that it hasn’t lost its magic.

Aside from the actual store, there is also FAO Sweets, a full candy shop and bakery, which is awesome.  The candy store sells over-sized Reese’s cups the size of your face, self-serve bin candy, and all sorts of interesting candy related souvenirs.

My favorite thing about FAO Schwarz is that it reminds me of a Costco for toys.  All throughout the store there are demonstrations set up to teach kids and parents about the latest and greatest toys and how to use them.  A close second favorite is the Crayola crayon wall- a wall full of cubbies separating all the Crayola crayons by color. They sell tins for $7 and you can fill your tin with any crayons you want. I recommend visiting this store whether you’re in the market for toys or not.

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FAO Schwarz New York is a dreamland for kids and anyone who is young at heart.  FAO Soldiers stand outside to greet customers as they enter this enormous store filled with every kind of toy imaginable.  FAO Schwarz in New York is a world-famous toy store, and it's as much of a NYC attraction as it is a great place to shop.

  • Toys, Toys, Toys: You'll be hard pressed to come across a toy that isn't sold at FAO Schwarz in New York. Everything from stuffed animals to every crayola product, magic tricks, electronic toys, models, puzzles, games and so much more is sold in this famous toy store! Just about very cartoon character, muppet and puppet has left its mark in FAO Schwarz New York at some point as well. 
  • In-Store Demonstrations: One of the most impressive things about FAO Schwarz New York City is the in-store demos of toys in each department.  Wander through the enormous isles of toys and you'll come across employees behind small booths teaching about selected toys. This old-fashioned sales system hasn't changed since the store opened. 
  • FAO Sweets: Aside from every toy you can think of, FAO Schwarz NYC also has FAO Sweets, a candy store and bakery located on the ground level entrance. From bin candy to brownies, pastries, over-sized candy bars, milkshakes and more, you can easily cure a sweet tooth at FAO Schwarz New York!

FAO Schwarz in New York has been a popular store since it opened, and owes some of its fame to the movie Big, starring Tom Hanks.  In the movie, Tom's character plays a larger-than-life toy piano in FAO Schwarz New York City by dancing and stepping on each enormous key.  This famous red piano still resides inside the store.

Shopping Amenities

  • Famous Store
  • Kid Friendly
  • Near Restaurants
  • Premier Location