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.Fifth Avenue is one of the few major streets in Manhattan along which streetcars did not operate.In January 1922, the city reacted to complaints about the ongoing replacement of Fifth Avenue's mansions by apartment buildings by restricting the height of future structures to 75 feet (23 m), about half the height of a ten-story apartment building. 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.Many luxury goods, fashion, and sport brand boutiques are located on Fifth Avenue, including Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Prada, Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, Cartier, Omega, Chanel, Harry Winston, Salvatore Ferragamo, Nike, Escada, Swarovski, Bvlgari, Emilio Pucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, Abercrombie & Fitch, De Beers, Emanuel Ungaro, Gap, Lindt Chocolate Shop, Henri Bendel, NBA Store, Oxxford Clothes, Microsoft Store, Sephora, Zara, and H&M.The building at 907 Fifth Avenue began a trend, with its 12 stories around a central court, with two apartments to a floor. Carpenter brought suit, and won a verdict overturning the height restriction in 1923. It was established in 1979 to increase public awareness of its member institutions and promote public support of the arts in New York City.Its strong cornice above the fourth floor, just at the eaves height of its neighbors, was intended to soften its presence. Carpenter argued that "the avenue would be greatly improved in appearance when deluxe apartments would replace the old-style mansions." This area contains many notable apartment buildings, including 810 Fifth Avenue and the Park Cinq, many of them built in the 1920s by architects such as Rosario Candela and J. Additionally, on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 70th Street lies the Henry Clay Frick House which houses the Frick Collection, though this is not part of Museum Mile.The novel describes New York's social elite in the 1870s and provides historical context to Fifth Avenue and New York's aristocratic families.Originally a narrower thoroughfare, much of Fifth Avenue south of Central Park was widened in 1908, sacrificing its wide sidewalks to accommodate the increasing traffic. Altman and Company, occupied the whole of its block front.
Fifth Avenue from 142nd Street to 135th Street carries two-way traffic.
Fifth Avenue carries one-way traffic southbound from 135th Street to Washington Square North.
The changeover to one-way traffic south of 135th Street took place on January 14, 1966, at which time Madison Avenue was changed to one way uptown (northbound).
It separates, for example, East 59th Street from West 59th Street.
From this zero point for street addresses, numbers increase in both directions as one moves away from Fifth Avenue, with 1 West 58th Street on the corner at Fifth Avenue, and 300 West 58th Street located three blocks to the west of it.