Madison Avenue
Madison Avenue
4.5
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Madison Avenue from East 57 to East 86 Streets, on the tony Upper East Side of Manhattan, is North America's premier luxury district. Madison Avenue features the flagship boutiques of the finest fashion & jewelry designers, world class art galleries, exquisite restaurants, spas and salons for exclusive pampering, five internationally renowned hotels, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Madison Avenue exhibits timeless elegance with a contemporary flavor that is distinctively New York. This boulevard of understated charm is sure to entice your senses with indulgences from all corners of the globe.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Tenderloin
How to get there
  • 34th St – Herald Square • 5 min walk
  • 42nd St – Bryant Park • 5 min walk
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4.5
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Deb W
Reno, NV2,462 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
I love walking up and down this street. There are loads of luxury shops. It's a clean and safe part of the city.
Written 8 August 2023
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Rschagrin
Delray Beach, FL14,859 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Famous street probably best known for the advertising agencies but also home to upscale shops, restaurants, art galleries and jewelry stores.

Great to just walk and window shop.
Written 23 July 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Madison Avenue is best known as a center of the advertising industry. This area of Manhattan Island became an affluent area in the 1920s, under the influence of the advertising industry. Madison Avenue is named after President James Madison, fourth President of the United States. These days, Madison Avenue is a one-way street, carrying north-bound traffic on Manhattan. Few areas of NYC are better known than Madison Avenue, home of the American Dream.
Written 2 April 2023
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
PROS
• World famous and exclusive iconic street
• World famous iconic high-end expensive stores
• World famous iconic buildings
* High-end residences too
• World famous iconic stuff

CONS
• Long
• Be careful to cross

“I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
…. as part of my 28+K step and 18.2 kilometer walk through midtown and central Manhattan. I crossed Madison Avenue twice- once in the mid 40s and once in the lower 90s.
Written 1 July 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,761 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
Madison Avenue houses some of the top class world renowned brands and it’s a great place for high end shopping. Recommended
Written 12 November 2021
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY16,163 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Business
I took the picture from the beginning of Madison at 14th Street. Famous for all of the high end shopping and advertising firms. My grandmother was born & raised on Madison & 110th Street.
Written 2 April 2021
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,761 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Lots of very high end stores up and north of 60th Steer. Also some great cafe’s and restaurants. Recommended
Written 2 March 2020
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Thank you for your very kind note, Stephen! We look forward to welcoming you back upon your next visit to Madison Avenue.
Written 4 March 2020
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493Ron
Jacksonville, FL895 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Madison Avenue runs north and south parallel to Fifth Avenue - it is located one block east of Fifth Avenue. Fifth Avenue has the more famous reputation for shoppers but I actually prefer Madison Avenue. It is more low-key - the tourist crowds on Fifth Avenue can be insane, especially around Rockefeller Center during the holidays. There are many, many world-class retailers on Madison Avenue - one could easily spend an entire day strolling up and down Madison - window shopping is great too. There are also lots of wonderful restaurants.
Written 7 January 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind comments, 493Ron. We look forward to welcoming you back to Madison Avenue upon your next trip to the Big Apple!
Written 8 January 2020
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Patty B
Nashville, TN1,411 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We were surprised how many empty stores there are on Madison Avenue. My husband said he has been reading about this and 5th ave and I am sorry to see it. We did have a lovely walk on this still great street.
Written 7 July 2019
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Dear Patty B, Thank you for your visit to Madison Avenue. While indeed Madison Avenue has not been immune to nationwide challenges to the brick-and-mortar retail economy, we are pleased to inform you that in the past six months, 13 new stores have opened on Madison Avenue, and Balenciaga, Carolina Herrera, Celine, Hermes, Missoni and Sergio Rossi are all either completed or in the process of building new flagship locations here.
Written 8 July 2019
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Ray G
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
The area was clean and there were many shops and places to eat without using the hotel's restaurants. Cabs wer easy to get, may have been the time of day, but OK.
Pleasant surroundings and helpful people.
Written 5 July 2019
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