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Madison Avenue, New York City

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4.3/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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.
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  • We always preferred walking Madison to the more famous avenues. Everything from fun bars to interesting art shops and great restaurants. Easy walking and very safe. 
  • from the 5 th is less tourists. There are many shops. Maybe I should walk Madison when walking fast.
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  • the most famous designer shops located in old style buildings in America. Let us for a ride.
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