Fifth Avenue, New York City

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    Explore the Street

    by toni28 Updated Jun 26, 2007

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    Fifth Avenue- is a major street of manhattan, the street where you can find the historical mansion and luxurious real state in NYC. It is one of the major shopping streets. Also Many Land marks and famous buildings attractions are located along the ave., like the Empire State Building, Rockefeller, Saint Patrick, museums and lots more.

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    Shop Fifth Avenue

    by jamiesno Written Apr 21, 2007

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    The high status of Fifth Avenue was confirmed in 1862, when Caroline Schermerhorn Astor settled on the southwest corner of Thirty-fourth Street, and the beginning of the end of its reign as a residential street was symbolized by the erection, in 1893, of the Astoria Hotel on the site of her house, later linked to its neighbor as the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. It is one of the most expensive streets in the world! Here is the tip of the iceberg.

    Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave.
    Bergdorf Men's, 745 Fifth Ave.
    Brooks Brothers, 666 Fifth Ave.
    Bulgari, 730 Fifth Ave.
    Cartier, 653 Fifth Ave.
    Disney Store, 711 Fifth Ave.
    Fendi, 720 Fifth Ave.
    Ferragamo Women's, 661 Fifth Ave.
    Fortunoff, 681 Fifth Ave.
    Gucci, 685 Fifth Ave.
    H. Stern, 645 Fifth Ave.
    Harry Winston, 718 Fifth Ave.
    Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Ave.
    Kenneth Cole, 610 Fifth Ave.
    Louis Vuitton, 1 E. 57th St.
    NBA Store, 666 Fifth Avenue
    Prada, 724 Fifth Ave.
    Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave.
    Sephora, 636 Fifth Ave.
    Takashimaya, 693 Fifth Ave.
    Tiffany & Co., 727 Fifth Ave.
    Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Ave.
    Van Cleef & Arpels, 744 Fifth Ave.
    Versace, 647 Fifth Ave.

    During my visit I done a whole lot of "window" shopping, lol, but did manage a couple of things at Armani so I thought that was pretty good. Hopefully you don't have access to your savings account on this street!

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    Elegant Avenue Lined Up World Famous Stores

    by I-Believe-I-Can-Fly Updated May 30, 2006

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    Trump Tower at 57th Street

    The elegant Fifth Avenue starts from 59th Street to 42nd Street, lined up of the world’s most famous stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, F.A.O Schwarz toys wonderland.

    Also in the area is the black Trump Tower (at 57th Street) with 6-story atrium of pink marble and polished brass. On the lower floors you will find shops such as Cartier while the upper floors are offices & condominiums.

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    Diamond District

    by I-Believe-I-Can-Fly Updated May 30, 2006

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    The block between Fifth and Sixth Avenues is known as Diamond District where precious gems are traded.

    The corner of 57th Street to Fifth Avenue you will find the famous gems store - Tiffany & Co. As said on the novel "Breakfast At Tiffany", the shop keepers and even the door man greet us with courtesy - no matter we shop or not. Also along this street you'll find the luxury stores of Burberrys and Chanel.

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    Fifth Avenue

    by PetraG Updated Mar 13, 2006

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    Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare in the center of the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. It runs through the heart of Midtown and along the eastern side of Central Park, and because of the expensive park-view real estate and historical mansions along its course, it is a symbol of wealthy New York. It is the dividing line for the east-west streets in Manhattan and the Bronx, as well as the zero-numbering point for street addresses (numbers increase in both directions as one moves away from Fifth, with 1 East 59th Street on the corner at Fifth Avenue, and 300 East 59th Street located several blocks to the East). Fifth Avenue is a one-way street and carries southbound ("downtown") traffic.
    Some people refer to Fifth Avenue colloquially as "Fashion Ave", because it's home of many famous fashion designers, but many refrain from it to avoid confusion with the real Fashion Ave, also known as Seventh Avenue.

    Many landmarks and famous buildings are situated along Fifth Avenue in Midtown and the Upper East Side. In Midtown are the Empire State Building, the New York Public Library, Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral.

    The stretch of Fifth Avenue from the 80s through the 90s (i.e., from 82nd Street to 105th Street) has enough museums to have acquired the nickname Museum Mile and includes such institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. That area was known in the early 20th century as Millionaire's Row after the many mansions built there as the richest New Yorkers moved their residences north to face Central Park.

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    Toy Shopping

    by tmaresh Written Mar 9, 2006

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    Toy Polar Bears

    I recommend stopping in the toy store which is on Fifth Avenue near the corner where Central Park begins and near the Fifth Avenue Subway stop for the N and W trains.

    You can spend a good part of the day there, no matter what age you are! I was there in February, and I saw this display of polar bears enjoying a $50,000.00 toy Ferrari!

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    Great Buys @ H&M

    by MELEBR Updated Feb 14, 2006

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    There is a store called H&M on 5th Ave. They have this store in some other large cities like Chicago. They have beautiful pants, skirts, shoes, purses, casual and dressy tops, and sooo many cute accessories!!! They also sell guys clothes, but that doesnt excite me as much as all the cool girls stuff. It is 3 floors, they keep getting better. There are very reasonably priced. My favorite thing I got was this unique hair pins, with little charms, that are very "in style" now. Its a great store to shop at and not go broke.

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    5th Avenue

    by Ewingjr98 Written Sep 30, 2005

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    Shopping on 5th Avenue in New York

    5th Avenue is home to some of the ritziest, and most expensive, stores in the world. Between the Plaza Hotel and St. Patrick's Cathedral, you will find an amazing array of stores that includes Saks, Tiffany's, Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Prada, Takashimaya, Gucci, Versace, and Ferragamo. If you want to spend your paycheck, this is the place to do it.

    As my dad always says, "If you have to ask how much it costs, you probably can't afford it." I never even bothered to ask.

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    Shopping

    by Acirfa Written Sep 7, 2005

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    This is a street filled with anything and everything you could want. Visit Saks, a huge top of the market, department store . If you have a little girl to treat perhaps pop into the American Girl Place.
    We even stumbled over a shop where you could build a doll and dress her/him in your choice of clothing.

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    FIFTH AVENUE

    by Maggies Updated Aug 9, 2005

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    5th Avenue is one of the most important places here in NY for shopping freaks. ;-) Ok, ok, this area is not simply for shoppers, there is much more to it: 3 museums, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trump Tower and many other buildings in diverse architectural styles.

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    5th avenue shopping

    by jetset05 Updated Jul 27, 2005

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    window dressed for christmas

    The avenue moves at a fast pace,
    it has a real buzz about it with its great stores such as Saks and the ever famous Tiffanys.
    moving up the avenue to Rockerfella center and St Patricks cathedral are great places to sit down and take it all in.

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    Fifth Avenue

    by goingsolo Updated May 12, 2005
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    If you're looking for high end shopping, or even high end window browsing, this is the place to be. Fifth Avenue in Midtown is home to some of the priciest names in retail.

    Even if shopping isn't your thing, you cannot have seen New York without a stroll down its version of the Magnificent Mile, immersing yourself in the throngs of people and the visual stimuli present on every street corner and within each store window. This is especially true during the Christmas season when Fifth Ave is decked out in red, green and bright light splendor.

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    Christmas is an incredible experience

    by kfredson Written Jan 31, 2005

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    horse carriages in Central Park

    Friends in Argentina often said they were dying to see my home city, especially at Christmas. So when I returned home I took my wife and did the holiday thing: Rockefeller Center and the tree, Fifth Avenue, the unbelievable store windows of Bergdorf Goodman, walking through Central Park, going to the wonderful Christmas Market at Columbus Square. As a jaded New Yorker I had forgotten just how amazing this experience is and how much happiness you see in the eyes of visiting tourists.

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    5th Avenue

    by kazander Written Dec 8, 2004

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    Wonderful 5th Avenue, also referred to as the "Miracle Mile" is a shopping mecca in NYC. All the best (and most expensive ) stores are located along this Street. If you don't have a million bucks to spare, stroll along for some great window shopping. During the winter holidays people clamor to check out the window displays. It's a lovely section of New York, definately worth visiting to get that fabulous New York feeling.

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    Shop until you drop

    by Mahieu Written Nov 17, 2004

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    Fifth Ave is also featured in my shopping tips, but even if you don't like shopping, it's also a must-see area. This is the NY you know from television: lots of yellow cabs, lots of well-dressed people, lots of designer shops, ...
    It can get pretty hectic, especially around 5th Ave/ 57 St, but it's great to mingle among the crowd and discover this part of NY.
    Nearby shopping avenues are Madison Ave and Lexington Ave.

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