NEW YORK CITY, NY (AP) - $400 million makeover is giving New York's iconic Macy's store a sleek, new 21st century style.
And some preservationists aren't happy about it. They see the overhaul of America's biggest department store as scrapping classic Beaux Arts and Art Deco touches in favor of the latest trend in retail design -- something like an Apple computer store.
Preservationist Theodore Grunewald says it's about protecting the store's cultural and architectural heritage.
But Macy's officials say it is premature to compare the renovation to Apple. Work will not be completed until 2015. They also stress they will revive some of the building's distinctive original features.
The flagship of Ohio-based Macy's is best known for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and as the inspiration for the 1947 Christmas film, "Miracle on 34th Street."
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The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says a tractor trailer crashed on Route 39, in the Town of Eagle.
One letter was about the violent altercation between Jim Ying and another employee, and in the other letter Ying described why the restaurant is closing.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
Judge Thomas Franczyk sentenced 34-year-old Alexander Wright to spend weekends in jail for the next three months after Wright pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon.
Police in Lockport say they have taken action after a threat was posted on a social media site from a student threatening to bring a gun to North Park School.