New York City
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New York City 


Outer Boroughs 

Brooklyn is just across the East River from Manhattan and many of the shopping destinations in Brooklyn are easily accessible by subway from Manhattan. A major shopping district is Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue (not to be confused with Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue) stretching five miles (eight kilometers) from the intersection at Atlantic Avenue in Fort Greene to Fourth Avenue in Bay Bridge. While Fifth Avenue in Manhattan is a premier shopping district, Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn targets bargain hunters.
Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue, New York City

Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue by Jim Henderson

Another shopping district in Brooklyn is Fulton Street Mall, a pedestrian mall in Downtown Brooklyn. The pedestrian mall stretches from Flatbush Avenue to Smith Street, covering 17 blocks and occupied by nearly 250 retailers offering merchandise mostly priced in the mid-range. The neighborhood of DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is Brooklyn’s premier shopping district with its upscale stores including fine art galleries and fashion boutiques.

Queens & The Bronx
Chinatown in Queens is located in the downtown area of Flushing. The area is a shopping destination for imports from East Asia namely China and Korea. Imports include Asian artworks, traditional remedies, herbs and spices, foods items, movies, and music. Another Asian enclave in Queens is Jackson Heights, the heart of the South Asian community and home of Little India. The stores here are a treasure trove for Indian saris, jewelry, personal care products, musical instruments, and spices.

Fulton Street Mall, New York City
Fulton Street Mall by Tim Stock

Jamaica Avenue in Downtown Jamaica is a major shopping district in Queens. Each year, Jamaica Avenue receives nearly 10,000 charter buses arriving from outside New York City bringing in passengers whose only purpose is to shop. Fordham Road is one of the larger retail districts in The Bronx and used to be occupied by independent stores but now dominated by retail chains. There are nearly 300 stores including discount stores along Fordham Road offering clothes, shoes, sportswear, accessories, and much more.

Jamaica Avenue in Queens, New York City
Jamaica Avenue in Queens by DanTD

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