Gigantic Apple Store at Grand Central Opens on Friday

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 09:  An Apple Store employee helps a customer at an Apple Store following an announcement that Apple has become the world's most valuable brand on May 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  In a report released by London based Millward Brown, Apple Inc. has surpassed Google to claim the top spot in a global ranking of brand value this year with an estimated value of more than $153 billion up 84 percent from last year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 09: An Apple Store employee helps a customer at an Apple Store following an announcement that Apple has become the world's most valuable brand on May 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California. In a report released by London based Millward Brown, Apple Inc. has surpassed Google to claim the top spot in a global ranking of brand value this year with an estimated value of more than $153 billion up 84 percent from last year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Photo: Justin Sullivan/2011 Getty Images

Apple's 23,000-square-foot iStore at Grand Central Terminal, which will cost the company $180 per square foot under the ten-year lease agreement with the MTA, opens to the public this Friday, December 9. With the opening of the store at the transportation hub, MTA promises increased foot traffic to nearby businesses, which in turn guarantees more frustration for pedestrians at already-crowded intersections near the terminal. This is probably a good time for anger-prone, iPhone-carrying New Yorkers located around midtown to check out seven powerful apps for meditation. [AP via HuffPo]