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56 (46)- 5th Avenue
So many stores and not enough time even if you had enough money. Consumer choice on a huge scale, shopping heaven and the spiritual home of the charge card. GAP-store, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Rockefeller Center, Neiman Marcus department store, Pepe Jeans’s store, a big Armani Exchange, Trump Tower, Tiffany Co - just makes you want to go broke and create your own credit crisis.
Bloomingdales on 59th Street and Lexington Avenue
A shopping trolley ride away from 5th avenue is the legendary Bloomingdales’s flagship store at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue, you’ll know why New Yorkers say “It’s Like No Other Store in the World”. Experience the renowned service, unique selection, and exclusive fashions which have made “Bloomie’s” an international institution. Take home your purchases in a famous Big Brown Bag – a souvenir in itself!
A New York Pass will save you money at Bloomie's (See New York Shopping under New York Attractions)
57 (112) Staten Island Botanical Garden
Free entry with a New York Pass
58 (118) Flatiron Building
What do you do with a triangular space - build a large flat iron skyscraper
The Flatiron Building is the people's landmark and so loved by New Yorkers they named the whole district after it. Built in 1902 to fill a challenging space the Flatiron Building is considered the oldest skyscraper in New York. At the time of construction it was also the tallest building in the world.
Instantly recognizable the Flatiron Building was seemingly built to aid giving and receiving of directions. The Flaitiron is a mix of Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles and should be viewed close up to appreciate some of the finer detail that went into its construction.
59 Chelsea Piers
consists of a number of historic piers on the on the West Side of
Manhattan close to Greenwich Village and the Meatpacking District.
The RMS Lusitania once paid a visit to the Chelsea Piers but despite
the best of intentions, the Titanic couldn't make it.
60 (121) Morgan Library and Museum
Financier J Pierpont Morgan's ambition in life was to create a collection of rare books and drawing to rival and surpass those housed in Europe. At the Morgan you can inspect Gutenburg Bibles, read up on your Shakespeare from his first folio, rediscover Paradise Lost - the only signed copy and fill your soul with the handwritten works of Mozart, Schubert and Brahms.
But this is not all. Morgan's study was once described as "the most beautiful room in America". A debatable point as a visit to the "East Room" reveals a 16th century Flemish tapestry and mural lined ceiling.