Midtown Manhattan, or simply Midtown, is an area of Manhattan, New York City home to world-famous commercial zones such as Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square. Midtown Manhattan is the largest central business district in the world and is home to the city's tallest and most famous buildings such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building.
Midtown, along with "Uptown" and "Downtown", is one of the three major subdivisions of Manhattan (though "Uptown" and "Downtown" can also be used as adjectives or prepositions, and can take on completely different meanings in the other boroughs, whereas the term "Midtown" cannot) and can be understood as those parts of Manhattan in neither of these two other regions - that is, all areas between 14th Street and 59th Street, from the Hudson River to the East River, about five square miles or 12 km2. The core of Midtown Manhattan is from about 31st Street to 59th Street between Third and Ninth avenues, about two square miles (this is the area most commonly referred to as "Midtown.") The "Plaza District", a term used by Manhattan real estate professionals to denote the most expensive area of midtown from a commercial real estate perspective, lies between 42nd Street and 59th Street, from Third Avenue to Seventh Avenue, about a square kilometer or half a square mile.
As New York's largest central business district, Midtown Manhattan is indisputably the busiest single commercial district in the United States, and among the most intensely and diversely used pieces of real estate in the world. The great majority of New York City's skyscrapers, including its tallest hotels and apartment towers, lie within Midtown. More than 700,000 commuters work in its offices, hotels, and retail establishments; the area also hosts many tourists, visiting residents, and students. Some areas, especially Times Square and Fifth Avenue, have massive clusters of retail establishments. Sixth Avenue in Midtown holds the headquarters of three of the four major television networks, and is one of a few global centers of news and entertainment. It is also a growing center of finance, second in importance within the United States only to Downtown Manhattan's Financial District. Times Square is also the epicenter of American theater.
LOCAL PARKS & ENTERTAINMENT
PETER DETMOLD PARK FDR Drive between 49th and 51st St.
GREENACRE PARK East 51st St. between 2nd and 3rd Ave.
DAG HAMMARSKJOLD PLAZA PARK East 47th St. between 1st and 2nd Ave.
RALPH J. BUNCHE PARK UN Plaza at 42nd St.
TUDOR CITY 1st Ave. between East 40th and 44th St.
UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS 1st Ave. between East 42nd St. and 48th St.
JAMES P. GRANT PLAZA & UNICEF HOUSE East 44th St. between 1st and 2nd Ave.
JAPAN SOCIETY East 47th St. between 1st and 2nd Ave.
GRAND CENTRAL CATHEDRAL Park Ave. between East 42nd and 45th St.
ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL 5th Ave. between West 50th and 51st St.
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY Corner of 5th Ave. and 42nd St.
CHRYSLER BUILDING East 44th St. between Lexington and 3rd Ave.
H. STERN. 645 Fifth Ave.
NIKETOWN NEW YORK 6 East 57th St.
AMERICAN GIRL PLACE 609 Fifth Ave.
SCANDINAVIAN SKI & SPORT SHOP 16 East 55th St.
WALTER STEIGER 417 Park Ave.
ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA 663 Fifth Ave.
CHRISTIAN DIOR 21 East 57th St.
FENDI 677 Fifth Ave.
BEBE 805 Third Ave.
CARTIER 653 Fifth Ave.
BROOKS BROTHERS 666 Fifth Ave.
VERSACE 647 Fifth Ave.
EINSTEIN MOOMJY 141 East 56th St.
FORTUNOFF 681 Fifth Ave.
HARVEY ELECTRONICS 2 West 45th St.
DESTINATION MATERNITY 575 Madison Ave.
TIFFANY & CO. 727 Fifth Ave.
HENRI BENDEL 712 Fifth Ave.
SYMS 400 Park Ave
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE 611 Fifth Ave.
NBA STORE 666 Fifth Ave
FOSSIL 530 Fifth Ave.
HUGO BOSS 717 Fifth Ave.
THE CONTAINER STORE 725 Lexington Ave.
APPLE STORE FIFTH AVE. 767 Fifth Ave.
BURBERRY 9 East 57th St.
SONY STYLE 550 Madison Ave.
ALCALA 342 East 46th St. between 1st and 2nd Ave.
ALMA GRILL 134 East 48th St. between Lexington and 3rd Ave.
BEN & JACK’S STEAK HOUSE 219 East 44th St. between 2nd and 3rd Ave.
BUKHARA GRILL 217 East 49th St.
DEAN’S 801 2nd Ave. between 42nd and 43rd St.
GYU-KAKU 805 3rd Ave. 2nd floor
LANGAN’S BAR & RESTAURANT 150 West 47th St.
MAMA MEXICO 214 East 49th St.
SUSHIDEN 19 East 49th St.
YAMA 308 East 49th Street
LOCAL HEALTH CLUBS
NEW YORK SPORTS CLUB Grand Central – 200 Park Ave. 3rd Floor
575 Lexington Ave. and 51st St.
633 Third Ave. and 41st St.
885 2nd Ave, and 48th St.
BALLY TOTAL FITNESS 335 Madison Ave. between
NEW YORK HEALTH AND RACQUET CLUB 20 East 50th St. and Madison Ave.
132 East 45th St. and Lexington Ave.
CURVES 150 East 39th St. between 3rd and Lexington Ave.
AARON SCHOOL 309 East 45th St.
LYCEUM KENNEDY FRANCAIS SCHOOL 225 East 43rd St.
MONTESSORI FAMILY SCHOOL 323 East 47th St.
BEEKMAN SCHOOL 220 East 50th St.
LYCEUM KENNEDY FRANCAIS SCHOOL 225 East 43rd St.
4, 5, 6, L, N, R, Q, W
M101, M102, M103, M1, M2, M3
13TH PRECINCT 230 East 21st St. and 3rd Ave. (212) 477-7411
LOCAL POST OFFICES
US POST OFFICE 909 3rd Ave.
884 2nd Ave.
610 5th Ave.
450 Lexington Ave.
405 East 42nd St.
1199 HOSPITAL LEAGUE 3430 West 42nd St.
MIDTOWN CENTER FOR TREATMENT 56 West 45th St.