Midtown – Manhattan neighborhood overview

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Mention New York, most people will connect in mind of New York City, or Manhattan. The city is full of life and features condo and historic townhouse. Midtown is an area with world famous skyscrapers, such as Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and MetLife Building. Midtown is also home to the Time Square, Broadway, and Rockefeller Center.

Midtown is the largest central business district in the world. It can be interpreted either boundary between Hudson River to the East River, from 14th Street to 59th streets or from 31st Street to 59th Street. Midtown contains many neighborhoods, Hell’s Kitchen / Clinton, Chelsea (on the west side), Murray Hill, Kips Bay, Turtle Bay, and Gramercy (on the east side). Sometimes, it also broke into Midtown East or Midtown West.

Midtown East
Midtown East apartments offer the price for any budget with a great location. Living options in Midtown East are high rises doorman buildings; walk-up low raises building and some of townhouses. The east 40’s usually offers much cheaper price; however, the 50’s real estate price will be much higher.

Midtown East neighborhood include Turtle Bay, Sutton Place, Beekman, and Tudor City. It lies on the 5th Avenue to East Side and 42nd Street to 57th Street. It is the busiest commercial district in the USA. The area is fully occupied by missive of office buildings, residential apartments and retail stores. This neighborhood has something for everyone. Food lovers can check out those well-know restaurants, East Side Social Club, Mr. Chow, 21 Club, Zarela restaurant, The Russian Tea Room, and Bukhara Grill, while drink lovers can visit Le Bateau Ivre, Vero Wine Bar, Sofia Wine Bar, and Whiskey Blue. The 5th Avenue offers high-end shopping in Manhattan. Runners can enjoy the East River esplanade, and Sutton Place Park provides the needed space for relaxation and unwinding. Most people lives in this neighborhood and work in the same area which shorten on the commute time.
Addition, the transportation service by almost all subway lines – 4 5 6 E N R S 7. It gives residents easy way to get around the city.

Midtown West
Midtown West runs from Macy’s department store, 34th Street up to Central Park, from 5th Avenue west to West Side Highway. Midtown west is the main hub in NYC for business, shopping, entertainment and tourism. From Time Square’s neon, to Rockefeller Center, Midtown West always attracts so many visitors. Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall Venues provide more music which is city famous. During the Christmas season, people will come from the entire world to see the enormous Christmas tree. In the summer, people head to Bryant Park for free movies and Jazz concerts. Restaurant Row on West 46th Street between Eight and Ninth Avenues, where you can test almost all kind food there. Once the area west of 8th Avenue is home to well known eateries, today new developments built skyline, like Bryan Park Tower, Orion and Clinton West.

Finally, the transportation service by almost all subway lines – A C E 1 2 3 N Q R B D F M 7. It gives residents easy way to get around the city.

Clinton / Hell’s Kitchen
Clinton knows as Hell’s Kitchen. It is located in Midtown West from 8th Avenue to Hudson River and 34th Street to 59th Street. Hell’s Kitchen provider hospital, warehouse, and transportation to the entire NYC business district. This former stronghold of poor and working-class, today the neighborhood has been changing for 15 years. New luxury rental buildings, new condo construction with modern finish, along with many new restaurants and bars has opened in the neighborhood. New buildings are now home to various people of different cultural background. Numerous actors reside in this neighborhood due to the Broadway theaters and Actors Studio training school. The new generations of Hell’s Kitchen enjoy the lifestyle in Midtown West.

Chelsea is a neighborhood on the Midtown West. The boundaries are roughly between Avenue of Americas and 7th Avenue to the Hudson River and 14th Street to 30th Street. Chelsea is the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, Garment District, Flatiron District, and West Village. Chelsea mostly is a residential neighborhood with many galleries and restaurants. Many art galleries located western part of Chelsea in the new buildings or warehouses. The Historic Chelsea Hotel can also be found in this area. Chelsea has it all, nightlife, art, shopping and all kind activity such as indoor golf, bowing, skating, hot top, spa and children play ground which thing to do for entire family. Hudson River Park runs through Chelsea where the great place to bike are.

Murray Hill
Murray Hill is bounded between 34th Street to 42nd Street and Madison to the East River. Murray Hill is a highly desirable place to live and work. It is located in the central of the Manhattan makes it easy to go anywhere uptown or downtown. The neighborhood lives young families, who just start the new life or the oldest who have lived in the area for years. Murray Hill is the place that couples can get their first apartment before move to the bigger one. Murray Hill has been rapid developed since 1990s and it still hold on its original character. There are so many restaurants in this area, from Chinese take out to quality diner in restaurants. The well-known restaurants are: Asia De Cuba, Rare Bar & Grill, L Impero Restaurant Rsn, El Rio Restaurant, Salute, Jackson Hole Restaurant, Salmon River Restaurant, and Dock’s Oyster Bar. For more info check it on Best Restaurant.

Kips Bay
Kips Bay is a neighborhood in the lower east midtown, often consider between E 23rd Street to E 34th Street, form Lexington Avenue to East River. Several of reasonable restaurants, bars, and low rental rates, make Kips Bay more attractive place to live. For movie lovers, the Kips Bay Loews Theater on 2nd Street is the place to catch a flick.

Turtle Bay
Turtle Bay is a neighborhood recognized its role of the world’s diplomatic stage to life with gleaming high-rise towers. The neighborhood greatly felt with Asian, European and Italian footprint.
Turtle Bay, stretching from 43d to 53d Streets, and Lexington Avenue to the East River, is an area with some of the most expensive housing in Manhattan. The apartments here are either low-rise or high-rise building, which people could choose on. The 20 high-rise buildings have been built in a few years ago.

Like other NYC area, this neighborhood has no shopping mall or department store; however, you can get close to some of the best gift shops in the world. People can also access some of the best food market in this area which made to suit taste the food lover.

Gramercy Park
Gramercy Park is one of city’s landmarks. It is center of this area surrounded by townhouses and prewar buildings. The park is a private park, and only the residents live around park that pay the annual fee has a key to the Gramercy Park. Though, the sidewalk around the park is the jogging and dog-walking path. The park runs from 19th to 21st streets and Park Avenue South to Third Avenue. The neighborhood referred to as either Gramercy or Gramercy Park and the Gramercy Park Historic District. Multiple fireplaces, beautiful crown moldings and French chateau, recently this area become one of most sought neighborhood in Manhattan. Gramercy Park apartments offer every type of dwelling from luxury high-rise to warehouse of loft space. Sales in this area are surprise more active than rentals.

Gramercy Park is the most prized area that has always been popular with politicians, writers, Hollywood stars. An unaired pilot for an unaired TV-show was filmed at 111 Gramercy Park.

Real Estate Market in Midtown of Manhattan
Midtown apartments fit all the buyers’ price range. You can get a studio in the co-op for $269K at 310 E 49th Street or one-bedroom condo for $429K at 310 E 46th street in Turtle Bay, but the Trump world Tower in the same area one-bedroom ask for $1.2mm to $2.395mm. In Midtown West, $2.9mm is for three-bedroom of high-rise apartment with panoramic views in New York and the East River. Four-bedroom and three-bathroom at 230 W 56th Street ask for $11.995mm. At Gramercy Park, you can get one-bedroom with only 500 Sq Ft for $525K on 200 E 16th Street, yet one-bedroom with 903 Sq ft at 148 E 19th Street, ask for $1.225mm.

Apartments in Midtown are tailored to meet budgets of all kind people making it an affordable area to live. If you have a difficulty to get the right apartment for you, contact us. We are highly experienced brokers and work day-in and day-out every day, primarily in Manhattan neighborhood. We have the experience and resources to assist with what may very well be the most important transaction you make in your lifetime. If you aren’t sure of the purchase the real estate in Manhattan (New York City), please contact me directly Diana Wu at 516-320-0231 (cell) or email me at diana.wu@elliman.com, I work for The Voda Group, the  AWARD-WINNER group from Prudential Douglas Elliman.

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