Midtown East


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A bustling neighborhood by day, this mixed-use area of Manhattan quiets down considerably at night after close of business. Bound by Fifth Avenue and the East River, Midtown East spans from 40th to 59th Streets. Filled with many noteworthy New York architectural marvels such as Grand Central Station, The Chrysler Building and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, this area is flooded by office workers, shopkeepers, “Mad Men” and corporate types, during the day and a considerably smaller settlement of full-time residents.

This section of the city “that never sleeps” is heavily traveled by professional people, tourists and those who call Midtown East home. One of its most well-known residential areas is Tudor City in the east 40s. This holds the distinction of being the first residential skyscraper in the world!

This Manhattan neighborhood abounds with a wide variety of restaurants, tourist attractions (The United Nations for example); shopping on famed Fifth Avenue (containing stores the likes of Saks Fifth Avenue, Gucci, Tiffany & Co. to name a few) and other necessary amenities (i.e. dry cleaners, shoe repairs, hair/nail salons, gyms, grocery stores, etc).

Midtown East is a mecca for transportation with Grand Central station at its epicenter. Here, subways and Metro North are available to access Manhattan, its outer boroughs and Connecticut as well. Bus service is also available on all avenues and major cross streets. In addition, with its close proximity to the FDR Drive, car travel is another convenient means of transportation in the area.

By Janice Levy

Neighborhood Tags:

Great Transit, Shopping, Tourists

Neighborhood Highlights





Rental Prices:

$1,900 ― $4,400

Sales Prices:

$443,000 ― $1,053,000


Grand Central Terminal, Chrysler Building, Whispering Gallery, United Nations

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  • Ted
    July 11th 2016
    Lived there for a couple of years and loved the area. A little noisy, even from a 28th floor apartment, but the energy was great and it was convenient to everything. Restaurants, nightlife, theater, etc.
  • dikar
    January 14th 2015
    I lived there and loved the bustling day and quiet nights but if your young and want a vibrant night life at your doorstep, this may not be for you. Convenient for midtown work and for transportation in and out of the city to Westchester and CT, use Metro North and Grand Central Stations. Real Estate is relatively high but convenience, restaurants and services are excellent. Restaurant delights range from romantic, luxurious Four Seasons Pool Room to moderate Le Colonial French Vietnamese, with exotic menu and ambiance to Sofia's Wine Bar and Cafe, a small hidden gem. There are excellent schools for children , including International Pre-School, Lyceum Kennedy French American School, Cathedral High School, Montessori Family School, The Beekman School, and Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.
  • mareman
    December 14th 2014
    Work in this area...wonderful variety of food places and bars. Clean streets, nice people, great atmosphere for work and for play.
  • merbear
    November 30th 2014
    This area is so alive during the day, and so dead at night! But Grand Central is a must for any visitor or resident, and the shopping around the area is pretty good- comparable stores to other areas but quieter because most of midtown is at work!
  • Jamie
    September 8th 2014
    Rich in history, great place to visit with family and friends.
  • lisamarx
    March 9th 2014
    Great mobile website! On target! Great neighborhood for everyone because of the convenience to EVERYTHING! Great shopping...from the big retail stores to mom and pop shops. The restaurants are top notch. From Le Cirque, Patsy's Pizza and Cellini, to my favorite little italian restaurant Teodora. Midtown East is a great walking-friendly neighborhood that never makes for a boring afternoon out. Cheers!
  • EvanMas
    March 5th 2014
    Want a true Latin night out. Sofritos! Usually has a live and very talented band. Food is absolutely amazing and the drinks are delicious. Can be pricey, but you get what you pay for. After 10pm they clear the table and its a hot Latin night club.
  • bradym
    March 5th 2014
    Pig N Whistle has the best food. Has an upstairs and a downstairs for 2 types of ambiances. Great place. Met the drum line of the Seahawks there this superbowl. =)
  • Desiree
    March 5th 2014
    For a fun but not insanely crazy night out in NYC..Midtown is the place to be. Check out Turtle Bay, Irish Exit, Traffic Light & Pig N Whistle.

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