Midtown is the bustling cultural hub in the heart of Manhattan. This sophisticated area is home to many of NYC’s most iconic buildings and attractions—the Empire State Building, Broadway, Carnegie Hall, Times Square, and Grand Central Station are all located within Midtown. It is also one of the world’s most important centers of commerce, media, and finance.
The majority of Manhattan’s skyscrapers are in Midtown. Housing options include chic apartments in high-rise towers with stunning views over the NYC skyline. Midtown’s diverse real estate mix also includes stately Queen Anne brownstones, luxurious historic mansions, pre-war co-ops, lofts, and elegant 19th-century townhouses.
What to Love
- Iconic skyscrapers
- World-class cultural venues
- Premier restaurants and retailers
- Central Park
People & Lifestyle
Midtown is teeming with activity day and night. The Flatiron District is also known as Silicon Alley for its concentration of high-tech businesses surrounding the instantly recognizable Flatiron building. The Theater District centered on Broadway is one of the most prestigious cultural zones in the world. From premier restaurants and retailers to world-class cultural venues, Midtown’s attractions are nearly endless.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Midtown is home to some of Manhattan’s most revered restaurants and world-famous fashion stores. The Modern at MoMA
is an acclaimed restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art with two Michelin stars. The Modern’s tasteful and innovative design perfectly complements the museum’s layout. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the MoMA’s sculpture garden while each of Executive Chef Thomas Allan’s creative, globally-influenced dishes are a work of art in their own right. Along with their two Michelin stars, The Modern has received four James Beard Awards, a Grand Award from Wine Spectator, and glowing reviews in publications such as The New York Times. Milos
on West 55th Street serves sublime coastal Mediterranean cuisine in a refined setting with an outdoor terrace close to Central Park, Times Square, and Broadway. Milos’ elegant interior features heart oak floors and a striking spiral marble staircase. Their menu focuses on flavorful seafood dishes prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients. The Midtown stretch of Fifth Avenue contains some of NYC’s most well-known retailers. Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue flagship
store has been a byword for luxury since the 1940s. The Fifth Avenue store was featured in the classic Audrey Hepburn movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. In 2020, work began on a multimillion-dollar renovation project to update this Fifth Avenue stalwart into a state-of-the-art retail space for the 21st century. Saks Fifth Avenue
has been an upscale shopping destination since 1924. This sprawling department store covers an entire block between 49th and 50th Street. Inside, generations of shoppers have enjoyed 10 floors of premium retail with personal stylists guiding customers through Saks’ collection of world-leading fashion brands.
Things to Do
is one of the world’s most prestigious concert venues. The construction of Carnegie Hall was funded in the 1890s by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. For well over a century since, Carnegie Hall’s main auditorium has hosted legendary concerts from many of the biggest names in music. Carnegie Hall is two blocks south of NYC’s sprawling and iconic Central Park
. The park’s many attractions include the Central Park Zoo
, the vintage Friedsam Memorial Carousel
, woodland trails, and several picturesque ponds and lakes. Central Park is also the most filmed location in the world. Bryant Park
offers a more relaxing green space in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. This 9.6-acre public park features beautiful seasonal gardens, chess and ping pong tables, a fountain, and lawns and terraces that host many events throughout the year. The Museum of Modern Art
is one of the world’s largest and most important art museums. The MoMA has a collection spanning 200,000 artworks in many different mediums. Some of their most well-known exhibits include paintings from Bacon, Cezanne, Dali, Gauguin, Kahlo, Lichtenstein, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Pollack, van Gogh, Warhol, and other hugely influential artists from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Midtown is served by the New York City Public Schools District.
- Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis High School, Public, 9-12
- Landmark High School, Public, 9-12
- City University of New York, Public, Higher Education
- Baruch College, Public, Higher Education
- Mercy College, Private, Roman Catholic, Higher Education