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A SWIRLING PHOTO PANORAMA of Manhattan NYC skyline during the daytime, from the Empire State Building looking north. Highlighting the NYC Skyscrapers Skyline we love looking uptown toward Central Park, center from 5th Avenue and Bryant Park swirling to the outskirts across the Hudson River right to New Jersey and East River over left to Brooklyn. A panoramic view of NY skyscrapers from Midtown Manhattan, to lower Manhattan, the New York Harbor, and beyond.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THID NEW YORK CITY SKYLINE cityscape include famous NYC buildings like the Chrysler, The New York Times, American Radiator, MetLife, 4 Times Square, Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, New York Public Library, and many many more that make up the famous skyline of New York City.

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"While there are many reasons to fall for New York, I've always loved the energy here. There's so much creativity in the air, with wildly imaginative works filling the city's galleries and concert halls - not to mention its restaurants, with ever more inventive mash-ups of global cuisines. Despite living for many years in New York, I never tire of exploring the metropolis. You can cross continents with the mere swipe of a MetroCard, visiting colorful neighborhoods that contain an astonishing variety of cultures and ethnicities (particularly in Queens). The people, the food, the art: NYC has many virtues, which is why so many of us can't imagine living anywhere else." - Regis St Louis

A trip to New York City is the experience of a lifetime.
With famous attractions like Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building and Yankee Stadium—to name just a few—NYC packs more to see and do into one compact area than any other place on earth. Each of the City's five boroughs contains its own roster of must-see destinations, great restaurants, cultural hot spots and unforgettable activities. There's so much to see and do in New York City that you could spend years here and still not get to it all. The best New York City tours will take you to some of the famous NYC favorite hotspots shown in this panoramic 360 cityscape.


The Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building is one of New York's most recognizable landmarks. Though never occupied by the Chrysler car company, the Art Deco building remains firmly associated with the auto giant. Its spire resembles a car radiator grill with a series of triangular windows. The gargoyles adorning the exterior are modeled after hood ornaments. Built in 1929, the Chrysler Building was briefly the world's tallest building and remains the epitome of Art Deco architecture.

Address: 405 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10174-0002, United States

At 42nd and Lexington in Midtown stands the second most famous Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, the Chrysler Building. Just a shade shorter than the Empire State Building, it was built only a year earlier. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976, the Chrysler Building's architectural detailing -- eagles on the corners of the 61st floor, multicolored marble in the lobby and scads of metalwork on the facade -- make this building a favorite of architecture fans worldwide and land it must-see status.

Bryant Park(Around Bryant Park are a number of famous NYC sights.)

First about Bryant Park, Bryant Park as we know it today reopened in April, 1992, to lavish praise from citizens and visitors, the media, and urbanists. And, as the Urban Land Institute wrote it in an award citation, "the success of the park feeds the success of the neighborhood."

The lawn is lush and green and the flowers change seasonally but Bryant Park is more than a garden. When you first discover it, nestled in its canyon of skyscrapers, it's like an oasis-a refuge of peace and calm. But Bryant Park is a city park, full of historical monuments and urban amenities. The park is a social place where friends meet, eat lunch, chat, stroll, listen to music, work on the wireless network, or simply sit and think. Winter, summer, spring, and fall, New Yorkers love this park. Bryant Park's Lawn, where thousands of nature-starved office workers gather for lunch on any fine weekday, is as long as a football field (300 feet) and 215 feet wide.

Home to the "HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival" where old movies are played outside on the lawn. Classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.The lawn opens at 5:00pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm).

New York Public Library

At the East end of Bryant Park is the New York Public Library, The landmarked main branch of the New York Public Library took more than a decade to design and build. Carrère and Hastings was selected to design the building through a city-wide competition, and when it opened in 1911, the Beaux Arts building was the largest marble structure in the United States. The exterior walls feature 20,000 blocks of Vermont marble that's about three feet deep. Two Tennessee marble lions, known as Patience and Fortitude, flank the main entrance along Fifth Avenue. They were originally named Leo Astor and Leo Lenox after the library's founder, and they were given their better-known nicknames by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia during the Great Depression. inside, the Rose Reading Room may be the loveliest and most majestic public space in New York. The 51-foot high ceilings feature intricate sculpted moldings and painted clouds.

American Radiator Building

At the side of the park , is The American Radiator Building is a landmarked skyscraper designed by the architects John Howells and Raymond Hood in 1924 for the American Radiator Company. The architects took inspiration from both Gothic and Art Deco styles, using black exterior brick to symbolize coal, complimented by gold bricks and ornamentation to symbolize fire. The entryway was decorated with marble and black mirrors. In 1998, the building sold for $150 million and was converted to the Bryant Park Hotel three years later, which it remains today.

Bank of America Tower

At the West Side of the park is Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park. The Bank of America Tower (BOAT) at One Bryant Park is a 1,200 ft (366 m) skyscraper in the Midtown area of Manhattan in New York City. It is located on Avenue of the Americas, between 42nd and 43rd Streets, opposite Bryant Park.

The US$1 billion project was designed by COOKFOX Architects, and advertised to be one of the most efficient and ecologically friendly buildings in the world. It is the fourth tallest building in New York City, after One World Trade Center, 432 Park Avenue, and the Empire State Building, and the sixth tallest building in the United States. Construction was completed in 2009.

The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park was designed to set a new standard in high-performance buildings, for both the office workers who occupy the tower and for a city and country that are awakening to the modern imperative of sustainability. Drawing on concepts of biophilia—or humans' innate need for connection to the natural environment—the vision at the occupant scale was to create the highest quality modern workplace by emphasizing daylight, fresh air, and an intrinsic connection to the outdoors. At the urban scale, the tower addresses its local environment as well as the context of midtown Manhattan, to which it adds an expressive new silhouette on an already-iconic skyline.

New York Times Building

The New York Times Building is a skyscraper on the west side of Midtown Manhattan, New York City that was completed in 2007. Its chief tenant is The New York Times Company, publisher of The New York Times as well as the International New York Times, and other newspapers. Heralded as the most significant new building to be designed for the NYC skyline in decades, the New York Times Building designed by Renzo Piano and FXFOWLE will be the first high rise curtain wall with ceramic sunscreen to be built in the US. Ultra clear low iron glass will be draped in ceramic tubes to create a curtain wall that reflects light and changes color throughout the day. At the base, floor to ceiling glass will provide a view into the building to reveal a lobby designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The integration of exterior and interior architecture and nature and the built environment comes to its apex at the fully visible ground floor garden. Open to the sky, this garden of moss and birch trees will create a garden like none other. Adjacent to the garden, a 378-seat auditorium provide a significant amenity to the tenants of the building 856 feet in the sky. At its peak, the buildings curtain wall of ceramic will extend beyond the rood to finish the building in a lacelike crown of white.

Central Park

Thought of as the city's playground, Central Park covers 843 acres (341 hectares) and is located in the heart of Manhattan.

What to Do: Visitors can walk, run, ride bicycles, play chess and checkers, ice skate, and even fish. Designated quiet zones accommodate those seeking tranquility, while the 21 playgrounds are a boon for families with children who need to move.

What to See: Offering a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city streets that surround it on all sides, the park is a refreshing year-round sanctuary. Central Park has been featured in more than 300 different films. Can you spot the different landmarks used in various films?

Central Park is the playground of New Yorker's. This huge park in the city center is one of the things that makes New York such a beautiful city and not simply a concrete jungle. The park has many attractions within its borders and has been featured in countless TV shows and movies. Some of the places of note within this green space that visitors will probably be familiar with are Strawberry Fields, the Central Park Zoo, and the Lake, which is used for skating in winter, and paddling in summer.

While going for a walk in the park is always lovely, renting a bike makes the whole experience a lot less tiring and gets you to the sites quicker. It's also very reasonably priced. If you are going to be in New York outside of the winter season and looking for a leisurely outing, book a NYC Central Park Bike Rental.


The hardest part of a top 10 list for New York City attractions is narrowing it down. It would be just as easy to make one twice as long. There are simply that many iconic New York landmarks worthy of consideration. Think Carnegie Hall, the lions in front of the New York Public Library, the bull and the bear at Wall Street. Then there are all the world-class museums such as the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art and the American Museum of Natural History, plus spots such as Yankee Stadium, Radio City Music Hall and Coney Island. And on your next New York City vacation, put these 10 skyscrapers at the top of your list to see.

And what tour of New York City sightseeing would be complete without walking Manhattan's famous streets…

FAMOUS STREETS OF NEW YORK (Iconic NYC Streets & Their Stories):

The streets of New York City are famous around the globe. If you're a visitor, you've probably heard about them in countless books, movies and TV shows. Did you ever wonder where their names came from? Here are some iconic NYC street names and their origins.

Wall Street

Along with Broadway, Wall Street is perhaps the best-known New York City thoroughfare. A synecdoche for the financial industry, the eight-block-long stretch in Lower Manhattan was originally named "de Waal Straat" by Manhattan's early Dutch settlers. The most widely accepted explanation of the name is that it's derived from the wall built by Peter Stuyvesant, the last director-general of New Amsterdam, on the Dutch colony's northernmost border to keep out rival English settlers. (Stuyvesant also lends his name to a short stretch of street in Manhattan's East Village and an avenue in Brooklyn, along with many institutions across the City.) Another theory, however, is that Wall Street may be named for the 30 Walloon families, who were among the first European settlers of the island.


It is the oldest north-south main thoroughfare in New York City, dating to the first New Amsterdam settlement, although most of it did not bear its current name until the late 19th century. The name Broadway is the English language literal translation of the Dutch name, Brede weg. Broadway is known widely as the heart of the American theatre industry

By the turn of the century, Broadway was already revered as the mecca for aspiring American stage actors. But that had not always been the case. In 1732, the whole of New York theatrical activity was taking place in an empty space near the intersection of Maiden Lane and Pearl Street, (and eventually in other undocumented empty spaces and lots around the city) but by the middle of the 18th century, New York theater had finally become an institution, one that, as we well know today, would eventually become one of the most beloved in the world.

Despite the slow uptown progress of New York's growing population, the Broadway associated with theatre as we know it today would not come to exist until the 1870s or so, right around the time that Edison patented the incandescent lightbulb in America; with incandescently lit stages, the theater became a much less hazardous venture (the use of gas lights on the stages was tricky, and only thin wooden boxes, tin blinders, or glass panes protected a wooden stage from each gas light's open flame). These innovations caught on in a rapid contagion among theater owners and operators around the world, and by the 1890s, the gas lamps that had lit most New York stages had been replaced by the new incandescent lighting systems. As Richard D'Oyly Carte (the producer at London's Savoy Theatre at the time) explained, incandescent lights eliminated many of the nuisances of attending the theater, making it a much more attractive way for the public to spend an evening:

These innovations in lighting also made advertising on Broadway much more effective. As Thomas Rinaldi notes in his new book, New York Neon, the world's first electrically lit large commercial billboard was erected over Madison Square in 1892. (It read, "BUY HOMES ON LONG ISLAND/SWEPT BY OCEAN BREEZES," and was paid for by the Long Island Rail Road). Though the sign had disappeared from the New York skyline by 1895, its brief exposure caught the eye of every business owner on Broadway, which by then included the square intersection at W. 42nd, Broadway, and 7th Avenue (the tourist-glutted hotspot we all know and love, which was named after The New York Times in 1904 when the publication moved into its new headquarters building there) had decided to advertise with the new "spectaculars," so called because of their large, complex light displays and intricate designs (some flashed, and some even had animated sections that moved).

Of course, anyone who has ever visited New York City (or even seen a movie set here) knows that Times Square and Broadway are full of bright lights. To this day, Times Square remains one of the most brightly lit places on Earth (astronauts can even see it from outer space, though it's not distinguishable from the rest of NYC).

The Great White Way" became one of the nicknames for Broadway in the late 1890s, back when the street was one of the first to be fully illuminated by electric light. While we may no longer call Broadway "The Great White Way," it is not difficult to understand why the street was once called by that name. Next time you're "On Broadway," picture it in the 1820s, when pleasure gardens like Niblo's offered the best nightlife, or in the 1910s, when the very first neon and incandescent signs ripped massive slices of light into the darkness. It makes you wonder what is next for New York City's longest street.

Fifth Avenue

A fashionista's paradise, Manhattan's Fifth Avenue is one of the priciest shopping streets in the world. Particularly between 49th and 60th Streets, this avenue is lined with some of the world's most well-known and most expensive stores: Cartier, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Armani, Versace and more. Visitors looking for sartorial finds are wise to come to New York City with a loaded wallet. For a film buff, a stop at the Tiffany & Co. headquarters comes standard, with a coffee and croissant in hand to imitate Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Fifth Avenue has long had a reputation as New York's premier shopping area. Many top end designers have their flagship stores located along this famous avenue. Cartier, Tiffany, Bergdorf-Goodman, the famous Apple Store Fifth Avenue, and of course Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as many others line the posh avenue. Even none shoppers can enjoy a walk along Fifth Avenue.

Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare going through the borough of Manhattan in New York City, United States. It stretches from West 143rd Street in Harlem to Washington Square North at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. It is considered among the most expensive and best shopping streets in the world.

The lower stretch of Fifth Avenue extended the stylish neighborhood of Washington Square northwards. The high status of Fifth Avenue was confirmed in 1862, when Caroline Schermerhorn Astor settled on the southwest corner of 34th Street, and the beginning of the end of its reign as a residential street was symbolized by the erection, in 1893, of the Astoria Hotel on the site of her house, later linked to its neighbor as the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (now the site of the Empire State Building). Fifth Avenue is the central scene in Edith Wharton's 1920 Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Age of Innocence. The novel describes New York's social elite in the 1870s and provides historical context to Fifth Avenue and New York's aristocratic families.

Originally a narrower thoroughfare, much of Fifth Avenue south of Central Park was widened in 1908, sacrificing its wide sidewalks to accommodate the increasing traffic. The midtown blocks, now famously commercial, were largely a residential district until the start of the 20th century. The first commercial building on Fifth Avenue was erected by Benjamin Altman who bought the corner lot on the northeast corner of 34th Street in 1896, and demolished the "Marble Palace" of his arch-rival, A. T. Stewart. In 1906 his department store, B. Altman and Company, occupied the whole of its block front. The result was the creation of a high-end shopping district that attracted fashionable women and the upscale stores that wished to serve them. Lord & Taylor's flagship store is still located on Fifth Avenue near the Empire State Building and the New York Public Library.

5th Ave Nicknames:

Upper Fifth Avenue/Millionaire's Row: In the late 19th century, the very rich of New York began building mansions along the stretch of Fifth Avenue between 59th Street and 96th Street, looking onto Central Park. By the early 20th century, this portion of Fifth Avenue had been nicknamed "Millionaire's Row", with mansions such as the Mrs. William B. Astor House, William A. Clark House, Felix M. Warburg House, two Morton F. Plant Houses, James B. Duke House and numerous others. Entries to Central Park along this stretch include Inventor's Gate at 72nd Street, which gave access to the park's carriage drives, and Engineers' Gate at 90th Street, used by equestrians.

A milestone change for Fifth Avenue came in 1916, when the grand corner mansion at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue that James A. Burden II had erected in 1893 became the first private mansion on Fifth Avenue above 59th Street to be demolished to make way for a grand apartment house. The building at 907 Fifth Avenue began a trend, with its 12 stories around a central court, with two apartments to a floor. Its strong cornice above the fourth floor, just at the eaves height of its neighbors, was intended to soften its presence.

In January 1922, the city reacted to complaints about the ongoing replacement of Fifth Avenue's mansions by apartment buildings by restricting the height of future structures to 75 feet (23 m), about half the height of a ten-story apartment building. Architect J. E. R. Carpenter brought suit, and won a verdict overturning the height restriction in 1923. Carpenter argued that "the avenue would be greatly improved in appearance when deluxe apartments would replace the old-style mansions." Led by real estate investors Benjamin Winter, Sr. and Frederick Brown, the old mansions were quickly torn down and replaced with apartment buildings.

This area contains many notable apartment buildings, including 810 Fifth Avenue and the Park Cinq, many of them built in the 1920s by architects such as Rosario Candela and J. E. R. Carpenter. A very few post-World War II structures break the unified limestone frontage, notably the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum between 88th and 89th Streets

Museum Mile: Museum Mile is the name for a section of Fifth Avenue running from 82nd to 105th streets on the Upper East Side, in an area sometimes called Upper Carnegie Hill. The Mile, which contains one of the densest displays of culture in the world, is actually three blocks longer than one mile (1.6 km). Nine museums occupy the length of this section of Fifth Avenue. A ninth museum, the Museum for African Art, joined the ensemble in 2009; its Museum at 110th Street, the first new museum constructed on the Mile since the Guggenheim in 1959, opened in late 2012.

In addition to other programming, the museums collaborate for the annual Museum Mile Festival to promote the museums and increase visitation. The Museum Mile Festival traditionally takes place here on the second Tuesday in June from 6 - 9 p.m. It was established in 1979 to increase public awareness of its member institutions and promote public support of the arts in New York City. The first festival was held on June 26, 1979. The nine museums are open free that evening to the public. Several of the participating museums offer outdoor art activities for children, live music and street performers. During the event, Fifth Avenue is closed to traffic

Museums on the mile include:
110th Street - Museum for African Art
105th Street - El Museo del Barrio
103rd Street - Museum of the City of New York
92nd Street - The Jewish Museum
91st Street - Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (part of the Smithsonian Institution)
89th Street - National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts
88th Street - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
86th Street - Neue Galerie New York
82nd Street - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Additionally, on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 70th Street lies the Henry Clay Frick House which houses the Frick Collection, though this is not part of Museum Mile.

Park, Madison, and Lexington Avenues (NYC East Side's Only Named Avenues)

Park Avenue

Park Avenue was originally known as Fourth Avenue and carried the tracks of the New York and Harlem Railroad starting in the 1830s. The railroad originally ran through an open cut through Murray Hill, which was covered with grates and grass between 34th and 40th Street in the early 1850s. A section of this "park" was later renamed Park Avenue in 1860, which was afterwards applied to the area leading up to 42nd Street. When Grand Central Depot was opened in the 1870s, the railroad tracks between 56th and 93rd Streets were sunk out of sight and, in 1888, Park Avenue was extended to north of Grand Central.

The tracks between 34th and 40th Streets were eventually covered, in the 1850s, with grating and grass. The section along this stretch was named Park Avenue. The rest eventually took on the name, and today the road has a beautiful stretch of landscaping occupying its generously sized medians.

In 1936 the elevated Park Avenue Viaduct was built around the station to allow automobile traffic to pass unimpeded. In October 1937, a part of the Murray Hill Tunnel was reopened for road traffic. Efforts to promote a Grand Park Avenue Expressway to Grand Concourse in the Bronx were unavailing.

A tradition was introduced in 1945 as a memorial to American soldiers killed in action, whereby Christmas trees are placed in the median section each December.

On May 5, 1959, the New York City Council voted 20-1 to change the name of Fourth Avenue between 17th and 32nd Streets to Park Avenue South. In 1963, the Pan Am Building, straddling Park Avenue atop Grand Central Terminal, was built between the automotive viaducts.

On March 12, 2014, two apartment buildings near 116th Street, 1644 and 1646 Park Avenue, were destroyed in a gas explosion. Eight people were killed and many others were injured.

The Park Avenue Christmas Lights are a tradition that goes back to 1945, when a group of neighborhood families arranged to put up majestic fir trees on the avenue's central malls to honor soldiers who died in World War II. The group turns on the lights on the first Sunday of December, after a festive ceremony outside the Brick Presbyterian Church at 91st Street. Early on, the cost was paid by the founding families. Nowadays, the $10,000 tab is picked up by the Fund for Park Avenue, which also maintains the mall plantings, and whose lighting committee includes Muffie Potter, David Rockefeller and Joanne Woodward, said the fund's president, Barbara McLaughlin.

Madison Avenue

Madison Avenue takes its name from Madison Square, its southernmost terminus, which is named after President James Madison.

Madison Avenue is a north-south avenue in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, United States, that carries northbound one-way traffic. It runs from Madison Square (at 23rd Street) to meet the southbound Harlem River Drive at 142nd Street. In doing so, it passes through Midtown, the Upper East Side (including Carnegie Hill), East Harlem, and Harlem. It is named after and arises from Madison Square, which is itself named after James Madison, the fourth President of the United States.

Madison Avenue was not part of the original New York City street grid established in the Commissioners' Plan of 1811, and was carved between Park Avenue (formerly Fourth) and Fifth Avenue in 1836, due to the effort of lawyer and real estate developer Samuel B. Ruggles who had previously purchased and developed New York's Gramercy Park in 1831, who was in part responsible for the development of Union Square, and who also named Lexington Avenue.

Since the 1920s, the street's name has been metonymous with the American advertising industry. Therefore, the term "Madison Avenue" refers specifically to the agencies, and methodology of advertising. "Madison Avenue techniques" refers, according to William Safire, to the "gimmicky, slick use of the communications media to play on emotions."

The term "Madison Avenue" is often used metonymically for advertising, and Madison Avenue became identified with the American advertising industry after the explosive growth in this area in the 1920s.

According to "The Emergence of Advertising in America", by the year 1861, there were twenty advertising agencies in New York City; and in 1911, the New York City Association of Advertising Agencies was founded, predating the establishment of the American Association of Advertising Agencies by several years.

Among various depictions in popular culture, the portion of the advertising industry which centers on Madison Avenue serves as a backdrop for the AMC television drama Mad Men, which focuses on industry activities during the 1960s.

In recent decades, many agencies have left Madison Avenue, with some moving further downtown and others moving west. The continued presence of large agencies in the city makes New York the third largest job market per capita in the U.S., in 2016 according to a study by marketing recruitment firm MarketPro. Today, only a few agencies are still located in the old business cluster on Madison Avenue, including StrawberryFrog, TBWA Worldwide and Doyle Dane Bernbach. However, the term is still used to describe the agency business as a whole and large, New York-based agencies in particular.

Madison Square and Madison Square Garden

Madison Square is formed by the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway at 23rd Street. The square was named for James Madison, fourth President of the United States. The focus of the square is Madison Square Park, a 6.2-acre (2.5-hectare) public park, which is bounded on the east by Madison Avenue, which starts at the park's southeast corner at 23rd Street; on the south by 23rd Street; on the north by 26th Street; and on the west by Fifth Avenue and Broadway as they cross.

Madison Square Garden takes its name from the location of the first building of that name, which in turn takes its name from its location on the northeast corner of Madison Square at 26th Street and Madison Avenue. The first Garden was a former rail station that was converted into an open-air circus venue by P. T. Barnum in 1871 and was renamed "Madison Square Garden" in 1879. (The New York Life Insurance Building now occupies that entire city block.) The original Garden was demolished in 1889 and replaced by a new indoor arena designed by Stanford White that opened the following year. The second Garden had a bronze statue of the Roman goddess Diana on the tower of the sports arena. When it moved to a new building at 50th Street and Eighth Avenue in 1925 it kept its old name. Madison Square Garden is now located at Eighth Avenue between 31st and 33rd Street; however, it still retains the name

Retail brands with locations on Madison Avenue include: Alexander McQueen, Hermès, Tom Ford, Céline, Proenza Schouler, Lanvin, Valentino, Stuart Weitzman, Damiani, Emporio Armani, Prada, Chloé, Roberto Cavalli, Davidoff, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Calvin Klein, Cartier, Christian Louboutin, La Perla, Jimmy Choo, Jacadi, Mulberry, Victoria's Secret, Barneys New York, Coach, Emanuel Ungaro, Giorgio Armani, Oliver Peoples, Vera Wang, Anne Fontaine, Baccarat, Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren and others.

Lexington Avenue

Lexington Avenue (New Yorkers often shorten it to "Lex") is named for the Revolutionary War's Battle of Lexington, Massachusetts. Trivia: Lexington was not part of the original 1811 grid plan but was instead built between Third and Fourth Avenues from East 14th to East 30th Streets at the behest of lawyer and developer Samuel Ruggles, who hoped to increase the value of the land he owned in the area.

Avenue of the Americas

Although rarely used by New Yorkers, "Avenue of the Americas" has been the official name of Sixth Avenue since 1945, when City Council renamed it at the urging of Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. The idea was to bring some gravitas to what was then a run-down avenue by honoring the Organization of American States, an international organization with headquarters in Washington, DC, whose members include the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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