There are rumors afoot that Apple is planning a new Manhattan store despite the fact that they recently decided not to serve the plebes that hang out in midtown.
It looks like the two neighborhoods Apple is scoping out are the Upper West Side around 84th and Broadway and the Meatpacking District in the old Western Beef space on 14th street. Personally, I never have a reason to go to the UWS and I always avoid the hellish Meatpacking District like the plague. But hey, both of these hoods are upscale and full of rich yuppies who think nothing of shelling out a few grand for a MacBook, so it makes sense. We shall see.
Thanks for the tip, Blakeley!