Bryant Park


Sneaker Alley Emerges Near the Park

A variety of shoe culture giants are starting to take up residence on 5th Avenue.


5th Avenue has long been known for its glittering array of high-end departments stores, like Sak’s, Tiffany’s, Lord & Taylor, and others. Recently, however, a series of forays by athletic footwear companies onto 5th Avenue have created a veritable “sneakerhead’s paradise,” according to Lisa Fickenscher of the New York Post.

In her December 9 article, Ms. Fickenscher notes that the “gigantic Adidas store“ that opened at 46th Street and 5th Avenue in December joins the recently opened Skechers store on 42nd Street and the NBA Store on 45th Street. A Nike superstore is set to open soon at 52nd Street and, further up the avenue at 58th Street, an Under Armour superstore will as well. Puma is also reportedly seeking a lease in the area.

Serving as a rest and recreation space for thousands of New Yorkers each day, we at Bryant Park are pleased to see retail near the park growing in size and success. We wish good luck to all these retailers.    

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