Midtown

Welcome to Midtown

A vibrant, bustling neighborhood that is classic New York City.
 
Midtown is the neighborhood that most people picture when they picture the Big Apple, from the iconic art deco spires of the Chrysler Building to the hustle and bustle of Times Square.

Central, vibrant, and bustling, Midtown is as classically New York as a neighborhood can be. You’ll find towering high-rises full of offices or luxury apartments, and a stroll down the streets of Midtown will show you why they call New York the “city that never sleeps.”

It's home to a mix of many architectural styles, from prewar townhomes to luxury high-rises. But keep a lookout for the art deco style that defines some of Midtown’s older skyscrapers. The median price for a home in Midtown is $1.2 million.
 

What to Love

  • Iconic New York landmarks right outside your door
  • Classic New York City vibe and experience
  • Vibrant, bustling, and luxurious

People & Lifestyle

Midtown is a fast-paced neighborhood that is central, lively, and attractive to young professionals. It provides easy access to some of the city’s most iconic cultural landmarks, and due to its central location, it’s easy to venture beyond Midtown into other neighborhoods of New York. 
 

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

Midtown is a shopper’s paradise. Head down to Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue, where you can shop ‘til you drop at a variety of retailers, from luxury brands like Valentino to more everyday stores like H&M and Zara. 

Notable stops to make along Fifth Avenue include upscale department stores Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Ave, which specialize in luxury brands and are New York City shopping staples. 

Fifth Avenue is also the home of Tiffany & Co.’s flagship store, first built in 1837. It was featured and immortalized in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, starring Audrey Hepburn. You can also sneak a peek at the world-famous Tiffany Diamond — a 287-carat yellow diamond purchased by Charles Tiffany in 1878 that is on display in their flagship store. 

If you need to refuel after a shopping spree, head to P.J. Clarke’s, an authentic saloon that has been a Midtown staple since 1888 (Buddy Holly proposed to his wife here). The Grand Central Oyster Bar is another slice of Midtown history — it’s the oldest restaurant in the Grand Central Terminal, with over 30 varieties of oysters and 25 kinds of fish. 

Totto Ramen is a favorite among locals for authentic ramen, and if you need to satisfy a sweet tooth, Serendipity iii is famous for its wild ice creams and unique dessert concoctions like frozen hot chocolate. 
 

Things to Do

Grand Central Terminal is a must-see. Built in 1913, the Terminal has more than just trains — with over 60 shops, 30 restaurants, and a multitude of events throughout the year, there’s plenty to do and see. 

You can continue your tour of Midtown history with a visit to the iconic Art Deco skyscraper, the Chrysler Building. Completed in 1930, the Chrysler Building is one of the most famous skyscrapers in the world and has a lounge called the Cloud Club, which boasts breathtaking views of the city. 

St. Patrick's Cathedral is a Neo-Gothic cathedral that opened in 1879. And a tour of Midtown isn’t complete without a visit to the Rockefeller Center, which has plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants. 

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is one of the most influential museums of modern and contemporary art in the world and well worth a visit. 

If you want to spend an afternoon outside, head to Bryant Park. In addition to being a beautiful green space to picnic and get some fresh air, Bryant Park also has outdoor dining, chess games, and even an open-air library called the Reading Room that dates back to 1935!
 

Schools

Midtown is home to two notable universities:
 
  • Berkeley College, a private college founded in 1931
  • New York University, a private research university
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