March 5, 2019

Things To Do on Fifth Avenue That You Might Not Be Expecting

Known as one of the more famous streets in the world, Fifth Avenue is a hub for designer shops, museums and many popular attractions.

A major thoroughfare for the entire Upper East Side, you’ll get to know Fifth Avenue well while living in the Upper East Side condos at 40 East End.

Just blocks from our luxury Manhattan condominiums, you’ll often find yourself visiting The Met with out-of-town friends or enjoying view of the park.

Museum Mile dominates the section of Fifth Avenue that is parallel to Central Park, but if you head a little further south from Upper East Side condos, you’ll encounter some of the city’s best attractions and sights. Here are a few Fifth Avenue points of interest to do that don’t involve swiping your credit card or visiting a gallery.

Upper East Side condos

Upper East Side condos

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

One of the more notable places of worship in the United States, this neo-gothic-style Roman Catholic church sits in the middle of the hustle and bustle of New York City. About five million people from around the world visit this church every year. Visitors are allowed inside during mass to experience the sober service in the foreground of colorful stained-glass. Head there on a weekend in the springtime, and you may get to witness a wedding. Throughout history, New York legends like Babe Ruth and Andy Warhol passed through these halls.

New York Public Library

This might be one of the most beautiful libraries in the country. The flagship branch of the NYPL library system, sits in a 100-year-old Beaux-Arts building across from Central Park.
Grab a good book and sit in the Rose Reading Room, and you’ll feel like you’ve just arrived on a movie set. Even if you’re not a bookworm, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy one of the city’s many architectural wonders.

Upper East Side condos

Upper East Side condos

FAO Schwartz

After closing its Fifth Avenue doors a few years back, this toy giant has opened once again a half-block from the main drag. Kids will be greeted by a door person in full costume, as has always been the tradition, and then choose their own adventure. Go shopping at the FAO Mart, cause chemical reactions at the Discovery science station, or make their own race car – not to mention the famous dancing piano from the movie Big. Afterward, stop at the candy store, where you’ll find all kinds of sweets, both packaged and bulk.
Fifth Avenue is an integral part of Upper East Side lifestyle. Our luxury Manhattan condominiums at 40 East End give you easy access to museums, shopping and many famous New York landmarks. For more information on life at 40 East End, click on Neighborhood on our website’s menu or contact us by phone or email.

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