Fifth Avenue at Home
Experience Fifth Avenue with the below resources and updates from our partners on the Avenue. Shop, cook, virtually visit, and become inspired by Fifth Avenue while you're at home. Follow us on Instagram for the latest updates.
Ongoing Updates
April 8, 2020
Armani Ristorante's Tiramisu

We're bringing you recipes from our partners on Fifth Avenue so that you can taste Fifth from your home!



  • 50 Gr sugar
  • 110 Gr fresh eggs
  • 250 Gr Mascarpone Cheese
  • 150 Gr Ladyfingers
  • 150 Gr Coffee
  • Bitter Cocoa as required

Method Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Whip the yolks with half the sugar until white and frothy, then add the mascarpone little by little, continuing to whip and stirring gently from bottom to top. Put in fridge for 3 hours.

Spread mascarpone cream on the bottom of two glsses, then dip the ladyfingers in the warm coffee and place on top. Repeat the layers until reaching the top of the glass. Finish with cream and sprinkle with bitter cocoa.

April 3, 2020
Business Resources
NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Program

NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Fund: Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more are eligible to apply for zero interest loans of up to $75,000 to help ensure business continuity. Applications are now live. Learn more and apply here.

April 3, 2020
Business Resources
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Small business owners in New York are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to COVID-19 through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Learn more and apply here.

April 3, 2020
Business Resources
Sales Tax Relief

Sales tax payments and returns were due March 20, 2020; however, penalty and interest may be waived for quarterly and annual filers who were unable to file or pay on time due to COVID-19. Learn more and request relief here.

April 2, 2020
Cipriani's Classic Vanilla Meringue Cake

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Ingredients for sponge cake:

1 cup flour 2/3 cup sugar 4 eggs Butter for pan

Method Mix eggs and sugar together until well mixed. Sift flour through fine strainer and add it to the egg and sugar mixture by folding it in.

Butter 9-inch cake pan and pour mixture into pan for 20-25 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and let it cool for 30 minutes.

Ingredients for filling: 1.5 cups of heavy cream 1 cup pastry cream 1 cup sugar 4 egg whites Lemon juice from 1.5 lemons.

Method Mix heavy cream and pastry cream together until it is stiff. Simultaneously, remove the cake from the pan and slice it into 4 layers. Spread cream mixture in between each layer of cake.

Mix egg whites, sugar and lemon juice until meringue is thick. Once ready, spread all over the cake. Using a torch, brown the cake's surface.

March 26, 2020
Saffron Risotto with Scallops from Armani Ristorante


  • 80 Gr of carnaroli rice
  • 10 Gr chopped shallots
  • 10 Gr extra virgin olive oil
  • 300 Gr orange water
  • 10 Gr orange zest
  • 300 Gr light fish broth
  • 1 Lt vegetable broth
  • 5 Gr fresh lemon juice
  • 20 Gr fresh orange juice
  • 10 Gr butter
  • 10 Gr parmigiano reggiano
  • 40 Gr creamy cherry tomato sauce
  • 2 scallops
  • 1 Gr thyme
  • 1/2 Gr saffron pistils

Method Toast the rice with shallots and oil. Blend with wine; add broth; add salt. Continue cooking with orange broth to cover the rice. At the end, add lemon juice and orange juice. Cream with parmesan, butter and oil. Rest 2 minutes. Add fennel.

Season scallops with thyme and oil. Sear the scallops and place them in the center of the dish. Then create small dots with creamy cherry tomato sauce.

March 24, 2020
Virtually Tour Fifth Avenue's Cultural Institutions

Experience Fifth Avenue's cultural offerings from home through virtual tours. Access performances, museums, and more through a virtual lens! See galleries at The Museum of Modern Art, mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral and much more from home.

March 23, 2020
Fred's Famous: Estelle's Chicken Soup from Barneys NY


  • Large slotted spoon
  • 10-12 quart stockpot
  • Tongs


  • 6 quarts chicken stock
  • 1 (4-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 carrot, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1 small onion, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1 leek, white part only, trimmed, well-washed and sliced thinly
  • 1 celery stock, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black-pepper
  • Optional garnish: 12 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped; 1 bunch of fresh chives, cut into whisper-thin pieces

Method Use the slotted spoon to skim off the layer of solid fat that has risen to the top of the cold stock.

Combine the stock and the remaining ingredients in the stockpot. Bring to a gentle simmer over high heat, watching so that it does not at any point go into a full boil, which will cause the stock to become cloudy. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, uncovered for 1.5 hours or until chicken is tender and cooked through.

Using a pair of tongs, carefully remove the chicken pieces from the soup. Set them aside until cool enough to pick the meat from the bones. Discard any gristle and the bones. Shred the meat and return to the soup. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If serving immediately, heat it thorough. Ladle into serving bowls, making sure everyone gets some chicken meat in their bowl, and garnish with chopped herbs. If serving later, refrigersate or freeze immediately.

March 17, 2020
Business Resources
Merchant Relief Resources and Programs

The Mayor’s Office announced assistance programs to support very small businesses impacted by COVID-19 including employee retention grants and no-interest loans.

This program is available to New York City businesses with one to four employees that can demonstrate at least a 25% decrease in revenue as a result of COVID-19. Eligible businesses will receive a grant covering up to 40% of their payroll for two months. Businesses can access up to $27,000. Apply for the program here.

Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who are seeing a decrease in revenue of 25% or more will be eligible for zero-interest loans up to $75,000 to help mitigate losses in profit.

For more information on the NYC Small Business Continuity Fund, and to receive updates from NYC Department of Small Business Services, take the SBS COVID-19 Business Assistance Survey.

March 16, 2020
Recent Updates
Announcement on Bars, Restaurants, Entertainment, and Venues

Starting MONDAY, MARCH 16, at 8 PM restaurants, cafes, and bars that serve food must serve food via take-out and delivery only.

The Governor also announced that alcoholic beverages will now also be available for delivery, as a part of this rule. This is not a permanent change and would only be in effect for the duration of the mandatory closures.

Bars that do not serve food, along with nightclubs, gyms and fitness centers, movie theaters, small theater houses and concert venues must all close.