So what is so special about the corner of 5th avenue and e 59th street? Answer: The corner is the location of the famous “Plaza Hotel”, The Apple Store and several prominent 5th avenue shops.
The Plaza Hotel faces the Grand Army Plaza – southern entrance to Central Park. I encourage you to go inside and experience the feel of this grand hotel. Definitely see the Oak Room and the Palm Court.Also, the hotel has been the site for famous performers and guests.
Facing the hotel is the Grand Army Plaza. This where you get a feeling that the park is alive. This is a busy location with lots to see and experience. colorful people,horse-drawn carriages; flowers to look at;books ro peruse; pictures to take or buy and plenty of street vendors.
Also, many people like to visit the “Apple Store: and the “FO Schwarz Toy Store” on the opposite corner.