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Brooklyn, New York City 


Fifth Avenue

There are two shopping districts called Fifth Avenue in New York City. One is Manhattan's Fifth Avenue with its upscale stores offering big name brands and the other is in Brooklyn offering bargains than brands. Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue stretches for about five miles (eight kilometers) from the intersection at Atlantic Avenue in Fort Greene to Fourth Avenue in Bay Bridge. The stretch along Fifth Avenue is a commercial area of Brooklyn occupied by varieties of stores.
Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue, New York City

 Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue by Jim Henderson

Shopping at Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue is popular with the local residents as well as residents from across the East River in Manhattan. There is a wide range of stores along Fifth Avenue' five-mile (eight kilometers) stretch and especially for those searching for quality bargains. Retailers include independent stores and retail chains offering electronics, electrical items, clothes, shoes, bags, toys, and fragrance to name a few. There are also the lifestyle stores selling designer clothes, accessories, glassware, and handcrafted jewelry and some by Brooklyn's local designers.

Shopping along Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn (New York City)

Shopping along Fifth Avenue by Matthew Jording

Many of the stores along Fifth Avenue are on the first floor and up to the second floor, while the upper floors are usually occupied by residents. The Fifth Avenue subway line travels along Fifth Avenue making stops about every two blocks. A convenient starting point for shopping along the avenue is Park Slope with several subway lines passing through the neighborhood. Besides shopping, there are also plenty of choices when it comes to eating out in Fifth Avenue.

Shops in Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue, New York City

Shops in Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue by Mathew Jording


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