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 Patrickâ€™s Cathedral, this area is flooded by office workers, shopkeepers, â€œMad Menâ€ and corporate types, during the day and a considerably smaller settlement of full-time residents.
This section of the city â€œthat never sleepsâ€ 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
Rental Prices:$1,900 ― $4,400
Sales Prices:$443,000 ― $1,053,000
Landmarks:Grand Central Terminal, Chrysler Building, Whispering Gallery, United Nations