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21 Facts About Fifth Avenue
Fifth Avenue carries two-way traffic from 142nd to 135th Street and carries one-way traffic southbound for the remainder of its route.
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From 124th to 120th Street, Fifth Avenue is cut off by Marcus Garvey Park, with southbound traffic diverted around the park via Mount Morris Park West.
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Fifth Avenue is the traditional route for many celebratory parades in New York City, and is closed on several Sundays per year.
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Fifth Avenue was originally only a narrower thoroughfare but the section south of Central Park was widened in 1908.
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Lots along what is Fifth Avenue were laid out in the late 18th century following the American Revolutionary War.
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Fifth Avenue was instructed to make the lots more uniform and rectangular and to lay out roads to the west and east of Middle Road, as well as to lay out east–west streets of 60 feet each.
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The Saks Fifth Avenue Building, serving as Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship, opened between 49th and 50th Streets in 1924.
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Fifth Avenue was commissioned to design bronze traffic signals at the corners of these intersections, with statues of Mercury atop the signals.
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Fifth Avenue serves as the dividing line for house numbering and west–east streets in Manhattan; for example, it separates East 59th Street from West 59th Street.
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American Planning Association compiled a list of "2012 Great Places in America" and declared Fifth Avenue to be one of the greatest streets to visit in America.
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Fifth Avenue carries one-way traffic southbound from 143rd Street to 142nd Street and from 135th Street to Washington Square North.
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From 124th Street to 120th Street, Fifth Avenue is cut off by Marcus Garvey Park, with southbound traffic diverted around the park via Mount Morris Park West.
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Fifth Avenue is the traditional route for many celebratory parades in New York City; thus, it is closed to traffic on numerous Sundays in warm weather.
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Fifth Avenue is one of the few major streets in Manhattan along which streetcars did not operate.
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Milestone change for Fifth Avenue came in 1916, when the grand corner mansion at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue that James A Burden Jr.
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The building at 907 Fifth Avenue began a trend, with its 12 stories around a central court, with two apartments to a floor.
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Museum Mile is the name for a section of Fifth Avenue running from 82nd to 110th streets on the Upper East Side, in an area sometimes called Upper Carnegie Hill.
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Buildings on Fifth Avenue can have one of several types of official landmark designations:.
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Between 49th Street and 60th Street, Fifth Avenue is lined with prestigious boutiques and flagship stores and is consistently ranked among the most expensive shopping streets in the world.
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Fifth Avenue begins at the Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park.
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