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 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.