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Madison Avenue

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Address: c/o Madison Avenue Business Improvement District, 59 East 79 Street, Lower Level, New York City, NY
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Madison Avenue from East 57 to East 86 Streets, on the tony Upper East Side...

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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A good place to shop otherwise skip it

Lots of shops along Madison including many luxury brands. If you are not into shopping then as one reviewer said, it's just another avenue.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2014
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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

I've been lucky to have some success in my life and went to Madison to see how elite shopping works. Sure there are many famous flagship stores here from the worlds best brands but I couldn't help feel a little cold after the experience. The window shopping was great and it is a nice walk (went from 57th to 82nd... More 

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1 Thank MrMoir
MadisonAveBID, Public Relations Manager at Madison Avenue, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit to Madison Avenue. Stores on Madison Avenue, as is the case in many other shopping districts in the U.S., sometimes do employ door persons to aid in client services and safety. We hope that you will again visit Madison Avenue during your next trip to New York....we we are confident that you will... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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390 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

Lots of shops along Madison including many luxury brands. If you are not into shopping then as one reviewer said, it's just another avenue.

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1 Thank NomadNorth
MadisonAveBID, Public Relations Manager at Madison Avenue, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Madison Avenue. Indeed, a major reason to visit Madison Avenue is to shop. We also invite you to visit the nearly 100 art and antique galleries on Madison Avenue and its adjacent side streets from East 57 to East 86 Streets, as well as our restaurants, cafes, and spas. More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

We went along Madison whilst on Mrs H's holiday handbag hunt; very expensive looking stores (think Sloane Street in London) with doormen at the entrance to keep the riff raff (i.e. me) out, at least that's what they do in London lol! Popped in the Coach store but the staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful, Mrs H choosing... More 

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3 Thank lionel h
MadisonAveBID, Public Relations Manager at Madison Avenue, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to Madison Avenue. We are very glad that your shopping experience was successful, and that you found the sales staff to be friendly and helpful! More 

Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

From 42nd Street to 57th Street, it's not much more than a steady lineup of non-descript office buildings, a bus line going uptown, and business people going in and out of these buildings along with delivery guys from 12-2 with lunch orders. From 57th Steet to 86th Street, there are lots of (very) expensive stores, with most selling clothing and... More 

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2 Thank LeslieB422
MadisonAveBID, Public Relations Manager at Madison Avenue, responded to this review

We are sorry that you didn't more enjoy your visit here. Perhaps you would like some of our recently-opened galleries, including Dominique Levy and Galerie Perrotin located at Madison & E 73 Streets. More 

San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

I’m a poor tourist by Asian standards. Having said so, I must point out that – in spite of my condition (defined by an Indian rickshaw driver), I loved Madison Avenue! Great flagship stores for window shopping (upscale, luxurious, sophisticated), sidewalk cafes, beautiful architecture which preserves the style and heritage of the Manhattan Upper East Side Historic District. Boutiques of... More 

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1 Thank Betilu
MadisonAveBID, Public Relations Manager at Madison Avenue, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Madison Avenue and for your kind review. Thank you very much for commenting on the architecture here. The juxtaposition of nineteenth- and early- to mid- twentieth century buildings with storefronts and window displays showcasing the creativity of our contemporary designers creates a real vibrancy and sense of discovery here on Madison Avenue. More 

Dubai
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475 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Madison avenue is famous for his shopping offer for luxurious brand. Pass some hours to visit this avenue but be careful it's expensive. Famous brands are Armani, Tiffany & Co, Jimmy Choo and also a nice boutique of Nespresso which I tried.

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1 Thank Lugano22
MadisonAveBID, Public Relations Manager at Madison Avenue, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to Madison Avenue and for your kind review. Indeed, Madison Avenue is one of the world's largest luxury shopping destinations, extending over 1.5 miles and including over 400 businesses. More 

Toronto, Canada
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119 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Lots of shopping, restaurants, etc. Everything you want in a big, lively city. Highly recommended to anyone.

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1 Thank Tal_Hameed
MadisonAveBID, Public Relations Manager at Madison Avenue, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed Madison Avenue's boutiques and restaurants. There will be lots of new store openings this fall, so please check back on our website for updates! More 

Cairo, Egypt
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816 reviews
407 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

If you enjoy walking and window shopping this is definitely the place to go! Great flagship stores, restaurants, and a nice walk. Great on a nice sunny day. Enjoyed the beautiful people and people watching in general.

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MadisonAveBID, Public Relations Manager at Madison Avenue, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review! I hope that you had the opportunity to enjoy one of our sidewalk cafes, a great place for watching and being part of the Madison Avenue scene. We look forward to welcoming you again to Madison Avenue and New York City. More 

Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 605 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

This famous avenue is just parallel to the 5th avenue. A lot of shops and places to eat. Maybe it is not that famous as its neighbour, the Fifth Avenue, but after visiting the latter and if you have limited budget, you will find yourself wandering along the Madison Avenue to find what you want.

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1 Thank ilGrec0
MadisonAveBID, Public Relations Manager at Madison Avenue, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Madison Avenue. We hope that you were able to take a break from your walking to visit some of our sidewalk cafes....they are pleasant place to relax on a summer day. More 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

My teen loved just window shopping up and down Madison Avenue. We decided to go in to Tiffany's (since it's such an icon) and the staff were super nice and friendly. Cartier building still under renovation, but decorated beautifully at Christmas-time. Rockefeller Plaza is just off Madison so that's always a fun end to our stroll.

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MadisonAveBID, Public Relations Manager at Madison Avenue, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Madison Avenue. We are indeed a fine jewelry center, with nearly sixty luxury jewelry and timepiece boutiques! More 

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