The Spite Building

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Ever wonder why there is a small notch in the Herald Square Macy’s building? When Macy’s announced their plans to build the worlds largest store in the early 1900s, the small corner building was snapped up for an astronomical sum of money. Referred to as the “Million Dollar Corner”, the purchaser was suspected to have been working on behalf of a rival department store company, who at the time had the world’s largest store. Macy’s shrugged it off and proceeded to build around the little building, hence the notch you see today. 

-by Katie Ipcar