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“I like it — how organized and open it is,” said Rosie Pina, a Manhattan schoolteacher. “Change is good.”

Brian Williams, a sports club technician from Queens, joked, “I’m a male, and I don’t really care how it looks when I’m shopping.”

But standing by the jewelry area near some aging, cream-colored pillars and looking over at a gleaming, snow-white new section, he added: “I like the older better — it feels warmer, more at home.”