Limelight Shops

Limelight Shops

656 Avenue of the Americas (at W 20th St.), New York, NY 10010, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
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Limelight is an iconic New York City landmark that’s been innovative and exciting destination in the vibrant Flatiron / Chelsea neighborhood for fashion, food, and fun!


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  • grimaldi
  • old hollywood
  • gelato
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  • Village Voice

    The Village Voice voted this Most Unusual Use of an Old Nightlife Space in our Best Of New York Poll!

    Village Voice · November 8, 2010
  • Kathryn Y.

    This 25000-square-foot former eighties nightclub (and, before that, a church) was converted into a shopping emporium in May 2010. Check out the stained glass windows.

    Kathryn Yu · August 17, 2011
  • Metromix

    There are lots of heavyweight names in this mini-mall, but Greenpoint's Old Hollywood on the second level has unique and vintage jewelry that's a must shop. Read more

    Metromix · May 18, 2010
  • Gilt City

    Scoop up men's and women's perfumes from The Avery Perfumes, baubles and bangles from the Old Hollywood line of jewelry, or indulge in a mini-makeover from Face Stockholm.

    Gilt City · December 3, 2010
  • W magazine

    Sue Devitt cosmetics, Hunter Boots, Old Hollywood jewelry and Alexander West have all opened shops in the new 6th Avenue market. Read more

    W magazine · June 16, 2010
  • naveen

    fancy gelato place (i can't remember the name of it now); just right for those hot, hot, hot summer days when you stroll in for the A/C

    naveen · July 25, 2010
  • Ray O.

    They did as great job turning into a market. Absolutely gorgeous space!

    Ray Olmeda · May 19, 2010
  • Bim S.

    Cool shopping experience. And some dope causal kicks.

    Bim Star · May 16, 2011
  • Gray Line New York

    This historic three-story church consists of more than 60 small, high-end shops which sell jewelry, clothing and organic goods.

    Gray Line New York · November 22, 2011
  • Courtney B.

    how has the limelight turned into a *MALL*?!

    Courtney Bolton · June 14, 2011
  • Alan D.

    Limelight Marketplace looks crappy from the outside but is very cool inside. Read more

    Alan Dessy · May 19, 2010
  • Max B.

    Check out Butterfly Bakeshop... Mention twitter or Facebook and get a free cookie!!!

    Max Beron · December 22, 2010
  • David S.

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie-pie. Mmmmmmmmm

    David Schorr · May 22, 2010
  • Steve L.

    This place is surreal! Be warned- sweets galore. Bouncers have been replaced with uniformed security.

    Steve LeVine · May 7, 2010
  • DJ Times

    The 2003 film Party Monster, starring Macaulay Culkin & Seth Green, was based on party promoter Michael Alig's killing and dismemberment of Angel Melendez, a drug dealer at New York's Limelight Club.

    DJ Times · September 14, 2012
  • DJ Times

    Opened in November 1983 by owner Peter Gatien, the New York Limelight originally started as a disco & rock club. In Sept. 2003, it reopened under the name "Avalon"; closing its doors for good in 2007.

    DJ Times · September 14, 2012
  • Chelsea T.

    My mom used to dance the night away here

    Chelsea Turner · February 18, 2012
  • Tina T.

    This is the best place to do one stop shopping for unique presents: candy, pastries, jewelry, beauty, and wellies all made by interesting designers.

    Tina Tang · October 22, 2010
  • Piotr S.

    I wish the club was back. It was pretty awesome.

    Piotr Stachera · April 4, 2012
  • Johan S.

    A church turned into dance club, then turned into the Limelight Marketplace...Clothes and food...There's a secret pizza shop off to the back of the store!

    Johan Sanmartin · March 8, 2012
  • Mallory

    BROCADE HOME is located on Level 2 of The Limelight!

    Mallory · February 8, 2012
  • StonehengeNYC

    In the 80s, it was one of the city's hottest clubs. In recent years it's been refashioned as a luxury shopping mall of sorts. Only in New York.

    StonehengeNYC · December 15, 2011
  • etta y.

    Layout is super bizarro. Follow the scent of cheese, keep the faith and you'll be rewarded with Grimaldi's.

    etta y · July 21, 2011
  • Lena M.

    Gorgeous space filled with unique treats! The club layout is still somewhat intact! my girl & I enjoyed reminiscing. A satisfying combo of old & new.

    Lena Maros · October 4, 2010
  • Shelly B.

    Get the Falafel chips from Jezalin's!

    Shelly Berndt · July 27, 2010
  • Gregory N.

    A great addition for NYC foodies and shoppers.

    Gregory Nelson · May 23, 2010
  • justinstoned

    strangest conversion of a church into a high end pop up store

    justinstoned · May 15, 2010
  • Alisa G.

    Make sure to check out Brocade home gallery on 3rd floor. Amazing pillow covers and designs. My new inspiration.

    Alisa Glem · May 8, 2010
  • Harumi U.

    Old church made into a night club and got converted into shopping center? Outside never changed but inside definitely is more nightclub-ish black and white color scheme. Now Grimaldi is there

    Harumi U · December 13, 2014
  • Min Jung P.

    Closes. David Barton is taking the place.

    Min Jung Park · May 7, 2014
  • G W.

    Grimaldi's pizza, sans line.

    G Wong · August 21, 2013
  • Violeta F.

    Recommend your tourist visits to come shop here! They will be impressed with having very chic boutiques inside of a church looking building!

    Violeta FM · April 18, 2013
  • Elisa

    p.s. Lady with the "gold" crap for your face... when you have2 women who absolutely have credit cards, you just don't focus on one person - you engage the group . Thus, you got zero sales...

    Elisa · January 27, 2013
  • Julia K.

    Not at all like the old days!

    Julia Kloth · January 10, 2013
  • Tanya

    Having transformed from a church to a club to a mall, the building itself is the main attraction.

    Tanya · October 7, 2012
  • Philip J.

    Used to be a nicer mix of boutiques. Not as diverse anymore.

    Philip Jarosz · September 17, 2012
  • Fernando d.

    It's an interesting place to shop in.

    Fernando de Leon · August 11, 2012
  • Brittany

    caaa yooootest clothes ever

    Brittany · June 8, 2012
  • Liz S.

    This place has changed. Used to be cute indie boutiques. Now it's one massive irritating clubwear store.

    Liz S. · May 28, 2012
  • Sugar D.

    Head upstairs to the Linear Shop and check out the Ski Till I Die gear!

    Sugar Dunkerton · April 3, 2012
  •  Deon P.

    Sweets! Sugar rush!

     Deon Parcon · March 14, 2012
  • M. Silver Associates

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    M. Silver Associates · February 15, 2012
  • @BigAppleScoop

    Church -----> Nightclub -----> One stop shopping. Go in just to say you experienced it.

    @BigAppleScoop · January 10, 2012
  • Katie F.

    Find the Grimaldi's and Baci Gelato within. Makes for a great lunch while shopping!

    Katie Flynn · January 5, 2012
  • Stjepan R.

    Limelight Marketplace656 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10010(212) 359-5600 @LimelightMarket

    Stjepan Radic · December 15, 2011
  • Jillian A.

    They hit the jackpot when they made this iconic space a unique, hip marketplace... Then they ruined it by turning it into another generic dept. store. What a shame.

    Jillian Arran Clarke · November 26, 2011
  • Sunny Y.

    Must eat the gelato - ferrero flavor!

    Sunny Y · November 21, 2011
  • Ria S.

    Amazing.. shopping place, plus pizza store, plus gelato, plus prosciutto, plus plus plus... And plus the bar!! (they have a good deal today for jeans and shoes ;)

    Ria Serrano · October 2, 2011
  • Stacey G.

    Ok for specialty items.

    Stacey Gombash · September 12, 2011
  • Mauricio G.

    @kangol. Come in with a kangol hat and get 25% off a new hat.

    Mauricio G · September 2, 2011

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