Go Go Grand Central!
Did you hear? We just opened up in Grand Central Terminal, a New York minute ago.
We’ve created a space with mood-boosting diversions for local commuters and far-flung visitors alike. Whether you’re rushing through on-peak crowds, admiring the design (those constellations!), or making your way to the Oyster Bar, our store is filled with exciting surprises…
Like partnering with Will Shortz (!!!), crossword editor at The New York Times since 1993, on daily puzzles for this store only—each riddle designed to keep brains teased while we travel to (and from) work. (We have him to thank for entertaining us on so many of our own commutes. You can understand why we’re thrilled.) Stroll by the store to keep yourself sharp and get the answer to yesterday’s puzzle. And don’t worry if you aren’t a regular commuter: we’ll be tweeting out each day’s riddle (find us @warbyparker) along with the answer the following day, plus a new puzzle. The riddles from our first three months will also be consolidated into an anthology, available for sale after they’ve all appeared. (No spoilers.)
We also called on our long-time friend and collaborator Jason Polan to create observational life drawings of commuters while riding Metro North. His drawings—each annotated with the train line and day when the illustration was created—will be available in free custom postcards for this store only. And in case you miss your train or have time to kill before your departure, Jason has also illustrated a custom map (also free, exclusively for this location), appropriately entitled “Ugh you missed your train,” depicting a slew of ways to pass your free moments in Grand Central. His work will also serve as the centerpiece behind our marble Reference Desk, where you can get frame adjustments and one-on-one advice, as well as pick up you orders and ask any questions. Think of it like getting a personalized book recommendation from a librarian: this is where you come for approachable expertise.
Hope to see you soon! In the meantime, enjoy this celebratory playlist for all your commuting and moseying needs.
Warby Parker Grand Central
25 Grand Central Terminal
New York City, NY 10017