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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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    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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    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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  • Panoramic View 5th Avenue

    by grandstreets Updated May 13, 2010

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    Take a virtual tour of 5th Ave at grandstreets.com. They have panoramic views of the whole street so you can browse all the shops at a glance.

    http://www.grandstreets.com/store_link.php?store=5th_zara

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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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    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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    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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    The Plaza

    by MM212 Updated Oct 21, 2011

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    This French château-style building is the most famous hotel landmark in New York City: The Plaza Hotel. It was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, who also designed the Dakota Building, and was completed in 1907 at the south-eastern corner of Central Park, where Fifth Avenue meets 58th Street/Central Park South. The Plaza remained as one of New York's most luxurious hotels throughout its life. Its most recent renovation was completed in 2008 when it reopened as part hotel and part condos, managed by the Fairmont Hotel Group. In 1986, the Plaza was designated as a National Historic Landmark.

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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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    Fashion Avenue

    by D_Shannon Written Sep 10, 2004

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    Oh, so much fun. If you shop at Sak's make sure you sign up for the credit card to get the discount - your purchases go on whatever card you want and you can always cancel the card later. Even if you don't buy, you can get a makeover in cosmetics, have gorgeous men ply you with fragrances, and window shop 'til you drop.

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    ~ 5th.Avenue ~

    by Marie-Lo Written Sep 7, 2002

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    ~ 5th.Avenue ~
    So nice and interesting to just take the time to stroll around, and look at all the store's...

    You will pass so many famous sites...like-ROCKEFELLER CENTER.

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    The Cartier Building is one of...

    by AndreasK Written Sep 7, 2002

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    The Cartier Building is one of the „jewels“ of Fifth Avenue. Built in 1905 as a residential building it was converted into a store in 1917. The original owner, Morton F. Plant, was a well-known banker, yachtsman and owner of baseball teams who had purchased the property from William K. Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt sold the property with the provision that it not be used for commercial purposes for at least 25 years. Plant was able to arrange the 'premature' transaction with Vanderbilt and Cartier's, which reportedly exchanged a valuable pearl necklace for the property. During the Christmas holiday season, Cartier wraps this building in a large red ribbon.

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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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    Trumps Tower

    by darthmilmo Written Oct 26, 2002

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    The Trump Tower is a luxurious building on Fifth Avenue. It lies a few blocks from Central Park. I inadvertently found it by walking down Fifth Avenue. I loved the interior decoration. Best thing was that viewing it is free :).

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