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.
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
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