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New York City | Limelight Marketplace

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Above:  Newly opened shops in the trendy neo-Gothic interior of the Limelight Marketplace located at 656 Avenue of the Americas and 20th Street in New York City. Photo credits: Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times

 

Below: Originally a house of worship built in 1874, the Church of the Holy Communion was sold in the mid-70's to Odyssey House and resold to an nightclub entrepreneur who converted the building into the Limelight Nightclub in 1983.  In May 2010, the landmark was reborn as boutique mall, Limelight Marketplace. Photo credits: Librado Romero/The New York Times

 

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If you're headed to New York City and looking for a one-of-a-kind upscale shopping experience, walk one block west from Fifth Avenue to the Avenue of the Americas and visit the newly opened Limelight Marketplace on the corner of 20th Street.

 

Originally a house of worship turned rehab center and then nightclub, the neo-Gothic Landmark building in the Flatiron District is now reborn as a boutique marketplace with upscale, trendy shops, eateries and soon-to-be-opened restaurants.

 

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Above:  Limelight Marketplace exterior located at Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) at West 20th Street, New York.  Photo credits:  Wikipedia

 

We spent a Saturday afternoon enjoying a stroll in the neighborhood, a trunk sale hosted by one of the shops and experiencing this Landmark, it's cathedral spaces, stained glass windows and newly minted shops.

 

A must see experience on your next visit to New York.  For more information, point your browser to the Limelight Marketplace.

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