If two-hour same-day delivery is too long for you to wait, soon you can get instant gratification at an Amazon store in Hudson Yards. Yes, the website is opening a real live store in a building, scheduled to open by the beginning of 2019. (That’s way ahead of Hudson Yards’ anticipated 2024 completion date.)
Instead of jamming everything from appliances to gourmet food to vinyl into a warehouse, the new location will most likely focus on books, e-readers and tablets. A similar one opened in Seattle in 2015, selling books organized by their star ratings at the exact same price they are on the site. It could be a blow to the city’s best bookstores that aren’t chains, but if the hellish Hudson Yards Station is any indication, they don’t have anything to worry about.