Toys"R"Us Closes Flagship Times Square Store
For decades, children visiting New York City savored one stop above all: a trip to the kind of toy store that existed only in their imagination. Now they'll have to keep dreaming. The massive Toys"R"Us superstore in Times Square, which wowed shoppers with a 60-foot indoor Ferris wheel; a growling, 20-foot animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex; and a life-size Barbie dollhouse, had its last shopping day this past Wednesday. The closing ended a 14-year-run as a must-visit destination for any family willing to brave the big crowds. It followed the July closing of F.A.O. Schwarz, the palace of expensive and unique toys romanticized in the 1988 film "Big."