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Sites of Interest  
  • Grand Central Terminal: The most famous transportation terminal in the country, built in the Beaux Arts style. Key attractions include the sky-ceiling in the main concourse.Website
  • Empire State Building: At 102 stories tall, the Empire State Building commands an inspiring view of Manhattan from its 82nd & 102nd floor observatories. We recommend buying tickets online at the ESB website.
  • Rockefeller Center - The 20-building complex includes the Radio City Music Hall; the Channel Gardens; and the handsome GE Building, home of the NBC's the Today Show. Highlights during the winter season include the Rockefeller Center's outdoor skating rink and New York's official Christmas tree. Website
  • Museum of Arts and Design: Located at 40 West 53rd St. The nation's top showcase for contemporary crafts ranging from jewelry to furniture.
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: Magnificent stained glass windows, ornate shrines and monumental Gothic architecture greet visitors to the largest Roman Catholic cathedral in the United States.
Bus Lines  
  • M1 - Local & Limited-Stop service bet. Harlem & the East Village or South Ferry
  • M2 - Local Service bet. South Ferry & Midtown Manhattan
  • M3 - Local Service bet. Fort George & East Village
  • M4 - Local & Limited-Stop service bet. the Cloister/Fort Tryon Park & Penn Station
  • M5 - Local & Limited-Stop service bet. Washington Heights & Greenwich Village
  • M6 - Local Service bet. South Ferry & Midtown Manhattan
  • M7 - Local Service bet. Harlem & Union Square
  • M10 - Local Service bet. Harlem and Penn Station
  • M11 - Local Service bet. Greenwich Village & Riverbank State Park
  • M16 / M34 - Local Crosstown Service via 34th St.
  • M20 - Local Service bet. Lincoln Center & Battery Park City
  • M31 - Local Service bet. Yorkville & Clinton via York Ave. & 57th St.
  • M42 - Local Crosstowm Service bet. Javits Center or Circle Line Pier & East Midtown via 42nd St.
  • M50 / M27 - Local Service bet. East & West Midtown via 49th & 50th St.
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About Midtown, NYC  
The world converges here. Midtown is the heart of New York City, and there is no place better than Midtown to check the City's pulse. Arguably, the best of the best the City has to offer, is displayed between 33rd Street and 59th Street, often in triplicate. Museums and Houses of Worship of International stature, very high end department stores and boutiques, Fortune 100 business' World Headquarters, Broadway theatre; did we forget to mention Skyscrapers?

Midtown is a business hub, a tourist destination, a dining cornucopia, an entertainment capital and a residential area- a city within the city. Midtown covers the area south of 59th Street, and north of 42nd Street. It is further divided into Midtown West that includes Clinton, the Theatre District, Times Square, Midtown Center and Midtown East. For more information visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midtown_%28Manhattan%29
  • Clinton: Clinton runs from West 59th Street to West 42nd Street. Its East /West boundaries are Sixth Avenue from West 59th to West 53rd Streets and by Eighth Avenue from West 53rd to 42nd Streets. The Hudson River forms Clinton's western boundary.

    Until 1959, Clinton was the City's notorious "Hell's Kitchen". Shrewd real estate developers changed the name and the area was economically reborn. Today Clinton is home to the Jacob Javits Convention Center (borders the remaining Hell's Kitchen district) as well as The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, located on a former aircraft carrier, located at Pier 86 on West 46th Street.
  • Times Square: South from West 54th to West 40th Streets. East to Sixth and Ninth Avenues and by Eighth Avenue to the West. 42nd Street remains the heart and soul of Times Square.

    The Times Square of yore was an area of rundown theatres whose marquees heralded seedy entertainment. That changed a decade ago. The new entertainment district is truly the "Disney Version" of its former self. Family fare has replaced triple xxx-rated. The man behind the vision? None other than Michael Eisner, then CEO of Disney.

    The area is named for the headquarters of the New York Times newspaper and the Times Tower, which remains today as a landmark. Another "must see" local attraction is nearby Rockefeller Center.
  • Theatre District: Runs South from West 53rd Street to West 43rd. The Eastern boundary is formed by Sixth Avenue, and Eighth Avenue to the West. First run theatres line the Broadway, the famous "Great White Way" so named for the theatre marquees' dazzling nightly light displays. The Ford Center for the Performing Arts, the Neil Simon Theatre, the Gershwin Theater and the Winter Garden Theatre are found here. The Theatre District is both an entertainment venue and an important economic district, vital to Midtown West.
  • Midtown Center: This district is bounded by East 59th Street and East 42nd Street to the South. The Eastern boundary is Third Avenue and is bounded by Sixth Avenue to the West. Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Grand Central Station, and the Museum of Modern Art are found within its limits
  • Midtown East (Turtle Bay): Runs from East 59th Street down to East 42nd Street. Bounded by Third Avenue to the West and the East River. Largely residential, the area's most notable landmark is the United Nations Headquarters on First Avenue.
  • Garment District: The Garment District is the name given to the area bounded by West 42nd Street to the north and West 29th Street to the south. The district's eastern boundary is Sixth Avenue and the western boundary is Ninth Avenue. Below West 34th Street, the Garment District overlaps with Chelsea.
  • Midtown South Central: The northern boundary is East 43nd Street and the south boundary is East 24th Street. Park Avenue and Sixth Avenue for the eastern and western boundaries. Chief attractions within Midtown South are those tourist meccas the Empire State Building, New York Public Library (whose entrance is still flanked by a pair of larger than lifesized literary lions), St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal.
  • Murrary Hill: East 42nd Street forms the northern boundary of this upscale, residential district. The southern boundary is East 34th Street. Park and First Avenues form the western and eastern boundaries

    Murray Hill derives its name from the Murray family, 18th -century Quaker merchants concerned with shipping and overseas trade. Murray Hill's landmark buildings date from the 1920s and 30s. These include the Daily News building whose lobby retains the wonder and grandeur of technology during the Art Deco period. St. Vartan's Park, a spot of green in an urban setting, is nearby. There are many restaurants serving residents and business people.
  • Tudor City: A tiny neighborhood between First Avenue and the East River. The northern border is East 42nd Street and the southern boundary is East 34th Street.

    The region is best known as a planned community of the 1920s wherein all the major buildings were built in the majestic Tudor Gothic style. Solidly constructed with brick and limestone facades, the buildings remain architectural monuments to city planning. Today about 5,000 live in Tudor City, which was accorded City Landmark status in 1988. Tudor City Place is a walkway that offers spectacular views of 42nd Street and the United Nations complex.

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