According to the Wall Street Journal:
Apple Inc. opened its latest retail store Friday in New York’s historic Grand Central Terminal to hundreds of eager shoppers from around the country who had been waiting in line for as long as a day.
Apple said 2,500 people were waiting in line before the opening, and the store had nearly 4,000 visitors before noon.
The first person in line, a 19-year-old man from Albany, N.Y., got there at 9:44 a.m. Thursday. A few spots down in line was a retired gentleman from California who got there at noon Thursday and had been to 30 store openings.