UPPER EAST SIDE. Tony, chic, posh … The mere mentioning of Madison Avenue brings these adjectives to mind, and for good reason: Upper Madison, from around 42nd Street all the way up to the mid-90s, is famed as one of the world’s most luxurious shopping districts. What will you find there? Name it. Fifty or so blocks of primo real estate dedicated to elite European and American designers, scores of fine art galleries, exclusive spas and salons, and topflight restaurants and hotels. Indeed, if Broadway is where stars are born, Madison Avenue is where the stars play.
TRAIN: F to Lexington Ave-63rd St; N, R, W to 5th Ave; 4, 5, 6 to any stop between 51st St and 96th St