Good night FAO Schwarz. I really feel grown up now that FAO Schwarz is closing its iconic doors on Fifth. Maybe for the last time.
A new location may be found by Toys R Us for their premier store, FAO Schwarz in Manhattan, maybe on the West side. In the meantime, there’s the online catalog just like in the one in 1911 that offered a children’s Row-Cycle. Apparently rowing cycles were once very popular combining a rowing motion with a tricycle platform. So much so that in the 1880s road-scullers competitively raced in Madison Square Garden.
The USRowing Club Championships started today on Harsha Lake in Bethel, Ohio and continue over the next five days. Good luck to all competitors!