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New York City Madison Avenue
New York City Madison Avenue

New York City Madison Avenue

Madison Avenue, New York City

The Basics

Find art galleries, museums, and Central Park, only one block west, on 5th Avenue. If you’re a shopping enthusiast, browse the designer stores of Roberto Cavalli, Dior, and Gucci on a private, luxury shopping tours. Alternatively, see landmark buildings on an architecture walking tour or get your bearings with ease on a sightseeing bus tour, most of which drive along Madison and pass Times Square and Bryant Park.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Arts enthusiasts shouldn't miss Madison Avenue's world-renowned galleries and museums on Museum Mile.

  • Keep an eye out for views of New York's iconic buildings, such as the Empire State and MetLife Buildings, and St. Patrick's Cathedral.

  • Madison Avenue is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.

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How to Get There

Madison Avenue covers a long swath of Manhattan—it runs north to south, from 23rd Street to 142nd Street. You can easily reach Madison Avenue by subway or bus; take the 4, 5, or 6 train, which runs along Lexington Avenue, two blocks east of Madison. You can also take the M1 bus, which runs uptown on Madison Avenue, and downtown on 5th Avenue.

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Trip ideas

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When to Get There

There's never a bad time to visit Madison Avenue, with most shops and restaurants open seven days a week. If you're visiting Madison along with one of New York's nearby museums (such as the Guggenheim or Metropolitan Museum of Art), plan to visit during the week—museums are most crowded on weekends.

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Visiting the Morgan Library & Museum

One of New York's hidden gems is the Morgan Library & Museum. The museum hosts public programs, events, and rotating art exhibitions from an Italian Renaissance-style villa. The 1906 library—home to paintings, Netherlandish tapestry, and ornate bookshelves—make it worth a trip. The museum is located at 225 Madison Avenue and hosts free hours, weekly, on Friday evenings.

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