Midtown Manhattan

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Category/Kategorie: General, New York City

Times Square © Matt H. Wade/cc-by-sa-3.0

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Midtown Manhattan, or Midtown, represents the central lengthwise portion of the borough and island of Manhattan in New York City. Midtown is home to some of the city’s most iconic buildings, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the headquarters of the United Nations, and it contains world-renowned commercial zones such as Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square. Along Manhattan’s north-south long axis, Midtown Manhattan separates Lower Manhattan from Upper Manhattan. Geographically, the northern border of Midtown Manhattan is commonly defined to be 59th Street on Manhattan Island, and although its southern border is less clear, it is variously taken to be 34th Street, 23rd Street, or even 14th Street. Midtown spans the entire island of Manhattan along an east-west axis, being bounded by the East River on its east and the Hudson River to its west. Midtown is the original district in the United States to bear the name and included historical but now defunct neighborhoods such as the Ladies’ Mile, along Fifth Avenue from 14th to 23rd Street; and the Tenderloin, from 23rd to 42nd Street and from Fifth Avenue to Seventh Avenue.

Midtown Manhattan is the largest central business district in the world and ranks among the most intensely used pieces of real estate in the world. While Lower Manhattan is the main financial center, Midtown is the country’s largest commercial, entertainment, and media center; Midtown Manhattan is also a growing financial center, second in importance in the United States only to Lower Manhattan’s Financial District. The majority of New York City’s skyscrapers, including its tallest hotels and apartment towers, lie within Midtown. The area hosts commuters and residents working in its offices, hotels, and retail establishments; many tourists, visiting residents, and students populate the district. Some areas, such as Times Square and the Fifth Avenue corridor, have large clusters of retail stores, and Times Square is the center of Broadway theatre. The Avenue of the Americas holds the headquarters of three of the four major U.S. television networks.

Midtown Manhattan © Dschwen/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Andinem/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Dmitry Avdeev/cc-by-sa-3.0 © AngMoKio/cc-by-sa-2.5 Times Square © Bartek Roszak/cc-by-sa-3.0 Times Square © Matt H. Wade/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Midtown is home to some of the most famous skyscrapers and buildings in New York, some of which are also the tallest buildings in the city. These include, among others, Empire State Building, Bank of America Tower, Museum of Modern Art, New York Times Tower, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Grand Central Terminal, New York Public Library, Chrysler Building, Time Warner Center, Headquarters of the United Nations, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Citigroup Center, James Farley Post Office, Pennsylvania Station, The Plaza, Bryant Park, Tower 49 and Waldorf Astoria New York. Among the most important streets are Madison Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Broadway, Park Avenue, Vanderbilt Avenue, 34th Street and 42nd Street. Midtown Manhattan is home to several neighborhoods:

Midtown Manhattan: Columbus Circle, Sutton Place, Rockefeller Center, Diamond District, Theater District, Turtle Bay and Lexington Avenue.

Midtown East: Tudor City, Little Brazil, Times Square and Hudson Yards.

Midtown West: Hell’s Kitchen / Clinton, Garment District, Herald Square, Koreatown, Murray Hill, Tenderloin and Madison Square.

Midtown South: Chelsea, Meatpacking District, Flatiron District, Union Square, Gramercy and Peter Cooper Village und Stuyvesant Town.

Read more on NYCgo.com – Midtown Manhattan, Tavern on the Green and Wikipedia Midtown Manhattan (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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