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Midtown is New York in a nutshell: theaters, shopping, business, and great parks.
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Good For
  • Families
  • Professionals


What's around
  • 4008 Restaurants
  • 190 Grocery stores/markets
  • 639 Banks
  • 951 Nightlife options
  • 831 Fitness options
  • 10117 Shops




Midtown has an average violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for New York City.


Midtown is a commercial and residential neighborhood that sits, as the name implies, more or less in the middle of Manhattan island. Many major companies have their headquarters here, including CBS, Ernst & Young, Bloomberg L.P., Morgan Stanley, Time Warner, and Viacom.

It's also a shopping mecca: Fifth Avenue is lined with flagship stores for many of the world's luxury brands, several department stores, and many popular chains. 57th Street is among the most expensive commercial real estate in the world. And due to its proximity to the United Nations Headquarters more than a dozen countries have consulates located here. Midtown also includes Times Square and the Theater District, two hubs of tourist activity. Hopefully you're getting the picture that this is not a mellow neighborhood.

But for people who want to walk out of their homes into this energy, it's a great place to live. There are a number of luxury high rises offering hotel-style amenities, ranging from gyms to childcare, making it a popular place for families who work in the area and can afford it.

When you do want to get away from the hustle or bustle, or just get some exercise, you can head to the famous Central Park for a run or to lounge on its grassy fields.

Midtown is bordered on the north by Central Park, on the east by Turtle Bay, on the south by the Garment District and Koreatown, and on the west by Hell's Kitchen.


Wall Street: 5.7 miles / 15-35 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 1 mile / 5minutes by foot
Jersey City: 9 miles / 30-60 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit

Midtown New York City Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Midtown LOCAL schools

Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts
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Distance:0.30 mi
Satellite Academy High School
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Distance:0.38 mi
Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis High School
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Distance:0.42 mi
Holy Cross School
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Distance:0.48 mi
Unity Center For Urban Technologies
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Distance:0.51 mi


Local Flavor   Midtown Local Flavor

Aureole 135 W 42ND ST, NEW YORK, NY 10036 MAP

High end French fare. Take your pick of prix fixe or chef’s tasting menu.

St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral 460 MADISON AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10022 MAP

A stunning work of archicture, New York's most famous church attracts five million visitors a year.

Kellari Taverna
Kellari Taverna 19 W 44TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10036 MAP

Cozy Midtown favorite serving Greek food.

Rockefeller Center

This iconic area has great Art Deco architecture, a skating rink in winter, television studio tours, and an observation deck

Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art 11 W 53RD ST, NEW YORK, NY 10019 MAP

MoMa has one of the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art.

Carmine's 200 W 44TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10036 MAP

A family style restaurant offering the many dishes of Southern Italian cuisine and still attracting loyalists who have been coming here for decades.

Le Bernadin
Le Bernadin 155 W 51ST ST, NEW YORK, NY 10019 MAP

Ranks 24 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. It has never dropped a star throughout four reviews, and is the only restaurant to maintain four stars for over two decades.

Empire State Building
Empire State Building 350 5TH AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10118 MAP

Soaring 1,454 feet above the heart of Midtown, the Empire State Building is one of New York's most recognizable buildings.

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