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680 Madison Avenue, originally called the Helmsely Carlton House, personifies the luxury and grandeur associated with Madison Avenue retail, and exudes the esteem associated with the Upper East Side neighborhood. Built in 1951, the building was first conceived as a residential property before converting to a hotel. With the current remodel, 680 Madison offers two levels of retail beneath luxury apartments, totaling over 38,500sf with multiple storefronts. Between East 61st and East 62nd Streets, the property boasts over 360ft of wrap around frontage spanning what is arguably the most desired block on Madison Avenue


Many of Manhattans major subway lines land within footsteps of 680 Madison Avenue including the F, M, N, R, 4, 5, and 6. Additionally, the property is within walking distance to multiple bus lines.


Each year 48 million people visit New York City. Tourists from all over the world flock to the Madison Avenue shopping district to shop at the plethora of luxury retailers, and see iconic destinations including New York City’s famed 5th Avenue, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York Public Library, and more.


Between 61st and 62nd Street, 680 Madison Avenue has an iconic location in the heart of Madison Avenue. With a rich history dating back to 1951, the property, also referred to as “The Carlton House” embodies classic elegance and is surrounded by the most renowned names in retail. In Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, and with Fifth Avenue and Central Park to the West, 680 Madison is also nearby Manhattan’s Museum Mile, a busy section of the landmarked neighborhood including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum, and many more extraordinary galleries. Additionally, Madison Avenue and the Upper East Side are home to The Pierre, Sherry-Netherland, Knickerbocker Club, and Metropolitan Club, attracting Manhattan’s most affluent.


With mass transit access from numerous locations within walking distance to 680 Madison Avenue this location is highly visible to pedestrian shoppers. Poised in the heart of a neighborhood who’s residents are well known to frequent retailers, as well as endless tourists who make this neighborhood a stop on their retail destinations, 680 Madison will be exposed to thousands of pedestrians daily.


The famed Madison Avenue shopping district boasts globally renowned retailers including Barney’s, Hermes, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Roberto Cavalli, David Yurman, Georg Jensen, Di Modolo, Christian Dior, DKNY, Valentino, Chanel, Prada, Jimmy Choo, YSL, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Longchamp, J. Mendel, and many more.




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