Grand Central Gives Sneak Peek at Commemorative Centennial Products

By Mary Johnson on July 18, 2012 10:31am 

The Lionel train company has produced a commemorative train for Grand Central's centennial. The design is modeled after the New York Central line and will be available this fall for $439.99.
The Lionel train company has produced a commemorative train for Grand Central's centennial. The design is modeled after the New York Central line and will be available this fall for $439.99.
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MIDTOWN — A marinara sauce inspired by Grand Central?

It exists, although it's not yet available for sale, and it is part of a myriad of products that are being designed to commemorate Grand Central Terminal's centennial year in 2013.

The sauce was created by the Long Island-based food company Ceriello's and will be sold in Grand Central's marketplace. It is part of a collection of novelty items that was displayed inside Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall on Tuesday as part of a sneak peek of what will be available this holiday season.

Others include specially designed jewelry, rugs, note cards and even candy created both by local companies and those with national reach.

Lionel, the classic train company, has created a model train for the centennial year, which will retail for $439.99.

Jewelry company Erwin Pearl has created a line of charms, necklaces and bracelets inspired by Grand Central, from its iconic clock to its landmarked facade to its gold-tinged blue-green ceiling. The pieces will be sold at Erwin Pearl's 25 stores nationwide, including one inside Grand Central, and will range in price from $48 for certain charms to as much as $380 for a large bracelet.

Li-Lac Chocolates, one of New York's oldest chocolate companies, has put together a box of commemorative chocolates, all of which were created by the company's founder in the 1920s. The boxed set will cost $36 and will be available at Li-Lac stores, including one in Grand Central.

Papyrus, the popular stationary company, has created a line of note cards, journals, totes, mugs and tumblers to commemorate Grand Central's centennial. The items will be exclusive to Papyrus' New York City locations and will range in price from $14.95 for a box of note cards to $19.95 for a tote bag.

The New York Transit Museum has commissioned an extensive list of items to celebrate 100 years of Grand Central, including a Monopoly-style board game with a Grand Central theme, which is slated to cost around $29.95.

The museum also salvaged chunks of marble from the floor of Vanderbilt Hall and turned them into decorate paperweights and bookends, complete with a commemorative plaque.

The paperweights will sell for $40 and the bookends for $75 inside the New York Transit Museum store inside Grand Central.

The museum will also offer desk clocks shaped like Grand Central's iconic version and Moleksin books featuring architectural sketches inspired by Grand Central.

Rebecca Schiffman, an Upper East Side jewelry designer, has created sterling silver pendants, cuff links and earrings inspired by minute architectural details inside Grand Central Terminal, all of which will be available on her website in September.

Ball watches created two, limited edition watches for the occasion, which include an embossed image of the Grand Central clock on the back and the Grand Central logo on the face. The version with a metal band will sell for $3,799, and the same watch with a leather band will cost $3,699.

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