Welcome to Midtown East

Steps from Manhattan’s most iconic sites, Midtown East is home to a world-class cultural scene, plus an endless array of options for shopping, eating, and drinking.

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great for families, high powered professionals, 4/5/6 train, easy commute, shopper's paradise, tourist attraction, high-rises, soaring skyscrapers, high rises, soaring skyscrapers, classic nyc, congested, business district, early to bed, fast paced

LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN

Commute Times
Columbus Circle 20m by train, 8m by car
Grand Central 12m by train, 4m by car
Union Square 20m by train, 14m by car
Wall Street 26m by train, 28m by car
Nearest Subways
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  • 6 transit
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  • 7 transit
Boundaries
East to West East River to Sixth Ave.
North to South 59th St. to 42nd St.
Nearby Neighborhoods Upper East Side, Murray Hill and the Theater District.

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Midtown east:
A classic New York neighborhood with a contemporary vibe.

Midtown East is the New York City that everyone around the world knows from TV shows and postcards. Home to iconic skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, and United Nations Headquarters, this timeless, architecturally important neighborhood is at the heart of it all, while its serene, tree-lined cross streets house some of Manhattan’s most prestigious and sought-after residential buildings.

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What to expect:
A convenient neighborhood in the center of Manhattan that provides A-list cultural attractions and easy access to anywhere in the city.

From the world-renowned shopping of Fifth Avenue to people-watching at Rockefeller Center, Midtown East is filled to the brim with picture-postcard New York City moments.

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The nexus of the neighborhood is Grand Central Station, one of the most historic landmarks of public transportation in the country. Besides shuttling visitors away on weekend escapes, Grand Central is also home to the foodie-friendly Grand Central Market, plus iconic restaurants including the Grand Central Oyster Bar and Campbell Apartment cocktail bar.
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The lifestyle:
Vibrant and bustling, with all the best of Manhattan living mere steps from your front door.

There’s always something happening here. Bryant Park is a popular hub in Midtown no matter the time of year. During the summer, people gather for yoga classes, outdoor movie screenings, and picnics. Come winter, neighbors spend afternoons ice skating here. It's perhaps most used during the day as a great way for those that work in the area to take a much needed break from the work day.

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The upscale shopping of Madison and Fifth Avenues, from Tiffany and Co. to Saks, are always busy with locals and visitors alike. Nearby the waterfront East River running path, you’ll find United Nations Plaza is a popular tourist attraction and a space symbolic of international diplomacy. Along the river in the East 40s, Tudor City is a highly sought-after complex of quiet residential towers with its own serene private green spaces.
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What not to expect:
The non-stop party atmosphere of trendy Downtown neighborhoods.

Midtown East isn’t trying to compete with the Lower East Side or Brooklyn to be the coolest kid on the block. The scene here is a bit more refined; with the Museum of Modern Art, the Morgan Library, and the main branch of the New York Public Library, you’ll never be at a loss for top-tier cultural attractions. Michelin-starred eateries like Daniel and The Modern are plentiful.

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The market:
A mix of new development luxury condos and prestigious co-ops, plus more affordable walk-up rentals.

With an array of of stately prewar towers and sleek full-service high-rises, there are lots of options in Midtown East, particularly at the higher end of the market. Classic townhouses provide even more options for spacious luxury homes. Beyond the luxury condo and coop buildings, renters will find plenty of options, particularly in the Turtle Bay section east of Lexington Avenue.

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You'll fall in love with:
The city skyline and waterfront vistas, best seen from above.

While Midtown East is best known for being in the center of everything, for many residents the prime appeal is the tranquil setting along the East River. Many high-rise towers offer views stretching out over the river to Queens, up to the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, and across the skyline of Midtown Manhattan. A popular amenity in the neighborhood is a rooftop deck offering sweeping views.

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