The busy home of Times Square
Midtown is home to some of the most iconic places in New York, with everything from Broadway and the public library, to the Empire state building and 5th Ave shopping, Midtown is a vibrant place during the day. Midtown is a huge center of business as well as a large residential area full of high rise apartments with doormen for which New York is so well known. Though quieter after business hours, Midtown is centrally located with easy transportation making travel to any other area of Manhattan simple and quick.
Though Midtown sometimes encompasses many other neighborhoods, according to locals, the neighborhood of Midtown is from 34th Street to 59th street and 7th Avenue to Lexington. This area is in easy walking distance to the Theater District, Garment District, and Murray Hill. The north of Midtown also borders Central Park with ample shopping and sights along the way. Home to Grand Central Station, transportation by any means is easy in Midtown and truly is the center of Manhattan.
One of the most well know pockets in Midtown is Little Brazil, where there are numerous Brazilian restaurants to try as well as BB Kings for jazz and classic American fare. Don’t forget to check out Magnolia Bakery for some of the best treats in town!
Midtown has shopping for miles, with 5th Ave running through the middle of Midtown, as well as the flagships store of Macy’s and any other number of big name stores.
Right next to Times Square is Broadway, with all its plays. It isn’t possible to run out of different plays to try with everything from the Lion King to off Broadway shows with more artistic edge.
Sports & Outdoors:
Midtown offers great outdoors spaces all over town. With green space near the library, snagging a coffee table to catch up with friends, or at any of the food stalls set up for street fests, there is always something going on outside.
Arts & Culture:
Much of the Midtown culture is split into two categories, tourist attractions like Times Square and Rockefeller Center, and local businesses and the true heart of Manhattan.
As a real residential and business hub, it is not uncommon to find families in the area visiting the shops or grabbing a slice at John’s Pizza.