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
Neighborhood: Tenderloin
How to get there
  • 34th St – Herald Square • 5 min walk
  • 42nd St – Bryant Park • 5 min walk
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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 April 2, 2021
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,034 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
Madison avenue is lined with elegant and luxurious stores, you should go, whether you intend to purchase anything or just window shop.
We visited the Bridal Salon Amsale - hoping to find a wedding gown for my future daughter in law.
The salon was a dream- like elegant boutique showroom with an intimate lighting and comfortable seating for all the guests. Champagne served on arrival...
Yes, she found her perfect wedding dress on Madison Avenue...

Some years back my daughter found her perfect wedding gown in the Carolina Herrera Salon, located on Madison avenue also.

Highly recommend both bridal salons , they are exactly what you would expect to find on Madison Ave - elegant , classy and expensive, but worth every penny...
Written May 20, 2015
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Thank you so much for your kind review, and most importantly, thank you for making Madison Avenue play a role in such a joyous moment in the life of you and your family. Congratulations!
Written June 5, 2015
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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 July 1, 2022
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TravelQueenie365
Singapore, Singapore668 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Friends
Tip 1: So this is a famous avenue with literally nothing except office buildings and branded boutiques/shops.

Tip 2: Not much to review, pretty much a avenue for you to take some photos and then leave straight away.

Tip 3: Items sold in the boutiques are over-priced, only crazy rich asian tourists could afford it. I wouldnt recommend anyone to visit this avenue and its definitely not one's bucket list to hit.

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Written January 28, 2014
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adam r
Brooklyn, NY236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
Madison avenue is a great place for people visiting the city. Start out on 23 st. and have a quick bite at Live Bait, then take a stroll in the park across the street, as you walk north look to your left at 27 St. on the north side of the street and you will see Manhattan's oldest swingers club, keep walking north and you will see the JP Morgan library and the list goes on.
Written September 24, 2015
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David O
Mississippi520 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
Okay, New York is all about shows, shopping and food. There is something for everyone along Madison Ave although many are out of my current price range. It was fun just to window shop and see how the other half lives. Although I am no where close to being a client to one of these luxury shops, it was still exciting the see the many brands that are privy to the rich and famous.
Written February 20, 2015
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Thank you so much for your visit to Madison Avenue and your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to NYC!
Written March 17, 2015
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lionel h
Norwich, UK373 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
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 another handbag for her collection and being treated very well indeed, and not quite as painful to the wallet as had feared!! There's also a v nice deli for those must have cups of tea and large sandwiches too..........
Written September 18, 2014
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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!
Written September 22, 2014
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JETT
Lubbock, TX325 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
Shopping is the name of the game here. Go to their website, print out the map and know in advance where you want to go. That will save you a lot of extra walking and wondering. The stores are high-end, but found them all to be very welcoming and friendly. We browsed without purchasing - a fun afternoon of window shopping. My daughter knew which stores she wanted to visit, making our day enjoyable.
Written May 14, 2014
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We are so pleased that you had a good experience here on Madison Avenue, and thank you so much for visiting our website, www.madisonavenuebid.org, and downloading our map! I hope that you and your family had a great time in the Big Apple!
Written May 27, 2014
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Philip S
Lee's Summit, MO769 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012
great place to walk and see all the stores. Walk north all the way to Central park and you will see a lot of people.
Written August 17, 2012
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,809 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 March 2, 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 March 4, 2020
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