Midtown, extending from Eight Avenue to Lexington Avenue between 42nd and 59th Streets, is not for the faint of heart. Between the Broadway theater district and the nine to five bustle of financial companies and ad agencies, it’s a frenzy of activity. And while it used to be the case that much of the area simply shut down after work hours, all that has changed in the last ten years. No longer a place people visited but didn’t live, a whole new crop of professionals now call Midtown home.
High-rises and luxury doorman buildings rule here, so expect to pay a premium for that two-minute walk to work.
With so many overstuffed wallets here, it stands to reason that Midtown offers some of the best eating in the city. From venerable institutions like the Four Seasons and 21 to elegant upstarts like Ola.
Broadway. Rockefeller Center. MOMA. There are plenty of upscale hotel bars to get soused in, but if you’re looking for a real weekend club scene, look elsewhere.
Subways4, 5, 6, E, F, A, C, E, M, 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S
Okay, so walking around in Midtown on a weekday can be stressful to say the least, but look at it this way: it’s so peaceful on the weekends, and you’ve got Central Park on your northern frontier. For a midweek lunch, go to Bryant Park. The Future; As long as Midtown is the business powerhouse of Manhattan, this is going to be a popular place to live.