Fifth Avenue

The most famous street and the main artery of New York is Fifth Avenue. It connects the north and south of Manhattan. 

The Big Apple’s most famous street is Fifth Avenue, also known as Millionaire’s Row. It crosses the whole of Manhattan from north to south.

It is New York’s most expensive and best shopping street with the world’s most expensive retail spaces. We can compare this avenue to the Champs-Élysées in Paris or Ginza in Tokio.


The most important shopping area in Fifth Avenue is located near Central Park. Here, you will find high-end stores like Armani or Cartier.

The street’s most famous shop is Apple, located very near the park. It is well-known for its design and because it offers laptops with free internet access, much appreciated by tourists. Fao Schwarz, the legendary toy shop, was located very close by, but it was closed in July 2015.

Another important shopping area runs from Washington Square to the Flatiron building (New York’s first skyscraper).

Nevertheless, the central part of Fifth Avenue, running between the Flatiron Building and St. Patrick's Cathedral, is quite disconcerting and disappointing with low-priced souvenir shops.


As well as stores, visitors will also find in Fifth Avenue St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Empire State Building and New York’s Public Library.

In addition, travelers will also find a number of interesting museums around the area of Central Park such as The Metropolitan, the Frick Collection, and the Museum of the City of New York.