Monday, October 6, 2008

200 5th Ave


Maybe I am a sentimentalist, but I am still mourning the loss of the Toy Building. I only got to go to 2 Toy Fairs there, but I will always hold it near and dear to my heart as part of the history of the industry that I adore.

Here's the website for the slick place the building has become. Note that there is no mention of the buildings past shenanagins on the site..are toys not chic enough?
http://2005thavenue.com

Here's an old 1981 NT times article about the building
http://query.nytimes.com

Some video of the last days of the toy building, I think by someone from Lanard?

Part one
http://www.youtube.com

Part two
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F-2kzJXInQ&feature=related

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