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Midtown East

Midtown East
Living in Midtown East

Home to world famous monuments and luxury brands; Midtown East also makes plenty of room for its residents.

A few blocks from the clamor of Fifth Avenue are quiet tree-lined streets and apartment blocks with restful Riverside views.

Central Park is easily accessible from the neighborhood, and if you work in Midtown, there is the added benefit of having a short walk as your daily commute.

The 4,5,6 and 7 trains stop at Grand Central and with the S shuttle service two stops from Times Square you are easily connected to the rest of the city.

Midtown East Real Estate


Some of the city's most desirable real estate is in Midtown East. Tower blocks are full of luxury condos with oversized windows that offer you spectacular views of the rest of the city. The light-flooded spaces also come with luxury amenities like parking, health clubs, roof decks and concierge services.

Those looking for more traditional Midtown East Apartments or Midtown East rentals will find plenty of pre-war co-ops further east with features such as marble foyers and sizable bathtubs.

Midtown East Attractions


Probably the most famous railway station in the world, Grand Central Terminal opened in 1913. Its four-faced brass clock in the main concourse is one of its most famous features but is outdone by the majestic astronomical ceiling designed by Paul Cesar Helleu.

Interestingly the ceiling is not an accurate depiction of the constellations; a fact pointed out after its completion. Tours are available of the space, which also contains a dining concourse, an Apple store, and several high-end retail outlets.

Perhaps New York's most beautiful skyscraper, the Art Deco-styled Chrysler Building was designed by William Van Alen and finished in 1930. For 11 months it was the tallest building in the world before the Empire State took its title. Though the observation deck is closed to the public, you can still do tours of the fabulous art deco lobby and be transported back to the Jazz Age.

Designed by the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer, the United Nations Headquarters overlooks the East River. When you pass through its gates, you leave US soil and enter international territory owned by the 93 member states. The United Nations general assembly is the largest room in the complex with space for 1800 delegates. Tours of the HQ are also available.

A prominent landmark of the area, St Patrick's Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and attracts over 5 million visitors every year. Built in a decorated Neo-Gothic-style the cornerstone of the building was laid in 1858 but because of the interruption of the Civil War, the cathedral was not completed until 1878.

Made with marble gathered from Massachusetts and Tuckahoe, New York the cathedral features two pipe organs, stained glass imported from Chartres, France, and 19 church bells each of which has their own names. Among the many noted people who have tied the knot in the parish are F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda who married in the cathedral rectory on April 3rd, 1920.

Midtown East Shopping


Home to luxury department stores like Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman, Midtown East is a shopping mecca.

Not only are luxury brands like Cartier, Gucci, Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton found in the neighborhood but so is one of the most celebrated New York brands, Tiffany & Co.

For 175 years they have been making luxury jewelry items, and their flagship store is based on Fifth Avenue. First opened in 1940 the granite and limestone building has a 9ft high bronzed figure of Atlas shouldering a clock. This statue has adorned the facade of every Tiffany location since 1853.

Inside you'll find the diamond and sterling rings that Tiffany is most famous for along with a host of other jewelry items.

Some movies have also shot here, most notably Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn. Incidentally, with the opening of the Blue Box Café on the premises, you can now indeed have breakfast at Tiffany's.

Midtown East Restaurants

Dining in Midtown East can involve enjoying excellent food truck offerings like Uncle Gussy's Greek as well as celebrated landmark restaurants all on the same day.

Grand Central Oyster Bar is a New York Institution that has been serving the city the freshest oysters and seafood for over 100 years. Located in the lower level of the terminal its vaulted ceilings and marble columns are as impressive as its fine chowder.

Another notable restaurant is 21 Club, a traditional American dining establishment and former speakeasy that has had the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Frank Sinatra, John F Kennedy and Gloria Vanderbilt as guests.

There are also several excellent steakhouses in the area. Benjamin Steakhouse serves dry-aged prime beef courtesy of some former Peter Luger alumni, while Smith & Wollensky serves generous portions of steak with award-winning, mainly American wines.

Midtown East is also home to many Japanese restaurants from Hide-Chan Ramen and Totto Ramen East to Sushi Yasuda, which serves traditional sushi sometime flown in from Japan in a minimalist bamboo setting.

Another spot hidden away beneath an office building is Sakagura, which serves over 200 types of sake to accompany a variety of Japanese small plates.

Finally, Naya is a Lebanese/Mediterranean Mezze and grill housed in a contemporary space that takes traditional Lebanese recipes and adds a modern twist.

Midtown East Nightlife


If you're looking for a bit of Beau-Arts decadence try the ornate Campbell Bar. Situated in Grand Central Station, it was once the office of railroad executive John Williams Campbell but is now a stunning cocktail lounge. Affiliated to this space are two smaller bars, Campbell Palm Court and the Campbell Terrace.

At the St. Regis Hotel you will find the world-famous King Cole Bar. For decades it has entertained patrons like Salvador Dali, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and John Lennon. It also made appearances in movies like Hannah and her Sisters, Radio Days and The Devil Wears Prada.

At the St. Regis Hotel you will find the world-famous King Cole Bar. For decades it has entertained patrons like Salvador Dali, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and John Lennon. It also made appearances in movies like Hannah and her Sisters, Radio Days and The Devil Wears Prada.

Upstairs at the Kimberly is an all-season rooftop lounge that gives 360-degree views of the city and has a retractable ceiling and glass walls, keeping it warm and inviting in the winter and sunny and sophisticated in the summer.

Sports fans should head for Cornerstone Tavern, a bi-level sports bar featuring 20 HD TV's along with trivia and karaoke nights.

Living in Midtown East
Home to world famous monuments and luxury brands; Midtown East also makes plenty of room for its residents.

A few blocks from the clamor of Fifth Avenue are quiet tree-lined streets and apartment blocks with restful Riverside views.

Central Park is easily accessible from the neighborhood, and if you work in Midtown, there is the added benefit of having a short walk as your daily commute.

The 4,5,6 and 7 trains stop at Grand Central and with the S shuttle service two stops from Times Square you are easily connected to the rest of the city.

Midtown East Real Estate


Some of the city's most desirable real estate is in Midtown East. Tower blocks are full of luxury condos with oversized windows that offer you spectacular views of the rest of the city. The light-flooded spaces also come with luxury amenities like parking, health clubs, roof decks and concierge services.

Those looking for more traditional Midtown East Apartments or Midtown East rentals will find plenty of pre-war co-ops further east with features such as marble foyers and sizable bathtubs.

Midtown East Attractions


Probably the most famous railway station in the world, Grand Central Terminal opened in 1913. Its four-faced brass clock in the main concourse is one of its most famous features but is outdone by the majestic astronomical ceiling designed by Paul Cesar Helleu.

Interestingly the ceiling is not an accurate depiction of the constellations; a fact pointed out after its completion. Tours are available of the space, which also contains a dining concourse, an Apple store, and several high-end retail outlets.

Perhaps New York's most beautiful skyscraper, the Art Deco-styled Chrysler Building was designed by William Van Alen and finished in 1930. For 11 months it was the tallest building in the world before the Empire State took its title. Though the observation deck is closed to the public, you can still do tours of the fabulous art deco lobby and be transported back to the Jazz Age.

Designed by the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer, the United Nations Headquarters overlooks the East River. When you pass through its gates, you leave US soil and enter international territory owned by the 93 member states. The United Nations general assembly is the largest room in the complex with space for 1800 delegates. Tours of the HQ are also available.

A prominent landmark of the area, St Patrick's Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and attracts over 5 million visitors every year. Built in a decorated Neo-Gothic-style the cornerstone of the building was laid in 1858 but because of the interruption of the Civil War, the cathedral was not completed until 1878.

Made with marble gathered from Massachusetts and Tuckahoe, New York the cathedral features two pipe organs, stained glass imported from Chartres, France, and 19 church bells each of which has their own names. Among the many noted people who have tied the knot in the parish are F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda who married in the cathedral rectory on April 3rd, 1920.

Midtown East Shopping


Home to luxury department stores like Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman, Midtown East is a shopping mecca.

Not only are luxury brands like Cartier, Gucci, Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton found in the neighborhood but so is one of the most celebrated New York brands, Tiffany & Co.

For 175 years they have been making luxury jewelry items, and their flagship store is based on Fifth Avenue. First opened in 1940 the granite and limestone building has a 9ft high bronzed figure of Atlas shouldering a clock. This statue has adorned the facade of every Tiffany location since 1853.

Inside you'll find the diamond and sterling rings that Tiffany is most famous for along with a host of other jewelry items.

Some movies have also shot here, most notably Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn. Incidentally, with the opening of the Blue Box Café on the premises, you can now indeed have breakfast at Tiffany's.

Midtown East Restaurants

Dining in Midtown East can involve enjoying excellent food truck offerings like Uncle Gussy's Greek as well as celebrated landmark restaurants all on the same day.

Grand Central Oyster Bar is a New York Institution that has been serving the city the freshest oysters and seafood for over 100 years. Located in the lower level of the terminal its vaulted ceilings and marble columns are as impressive as its fine chowder.

Another notable restaurant is 21 Club, a traditional American dining establishment and former speakeasy that has had the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Frank Sinatra, John F Kennedy and Gloria Vanderbilt as guests.

There are also several excellent steakhouses in the area. Benjamin Steakhouse serves dry-aged prime beef courtesy of some former Peter Luger alumni, while Smith & Wollensky serves generous portions of steak with award-winning, mainly American wines.

Midtown East is also home to many Japanese restaurants from Hide-Chan Ramen and Totto Ramen East to Sushi Yasuda, which serves traditional sushi sometime flown in from Japan in a minimalist bamboo setting.

Another spot hidden away beneath an office building is Sakagura, which serves over 200 types of sake to accompany a variety of Japanese small plates.

Finally, Naya is a Lebanese/Mediterranean Mezze and grill housed in a contemporary space that takes traditional Lebanese recipes and adds a modern twist.

Midtown East Nightlife


If you're looking for a bit of Beau-Arts decadence try the ornate Campbell Bar. Situated in Grand Central Station, it was once the office of railroad executive John Williams Campbell but is now a stunning cocktail lounge. Affiliated to this space are two smaller bars, Campbell Palm Court and the Campbell Terrace.

At the St. Regis Hotel you will find the world-famous King Cole Bar. For decades it has entertained patrons like Salvador Dali, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and John Lennon. It also made appearances in movies like Hannah and her Sisters, Radio Days and The Devil Wears Prada.

At the St. Regis Hotel you will find the world-famous King Cole Bar. For decades it has entertained patrons like Salvador Dali, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and John Lennon. It also made appearances in movies like Hannah and her Sisters, Radio Days and The Devil Wears Prada.

Upstairs at the Kimberly is an all-season rooftop lounge that gives 360-degree views of the city and has a retractable ceiling and glass walls, keeping it warm and inviting in the winter and sunny and sophisticated in the summer.

Sports fans should head for Cornerstone Tavern, a bi-level sports bar featuring 20 HD TV's along with trivia and karaoke nights.

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