Midtown Manhattan

Midtown Manhattan (or simply Midtown ) is an imprecise geographical term for the horizontal central part of the New York City district ( borough ) Manhattan. Midtown is bordered to the north by Uptown and to the south Downtown. The western border is the Hudson River, the east of the East River.


The exact locations of the three designations Uptown, Midtown and Downtown Manhattan are not precisely defined.

For most New York Midtown Manhattan is bordered to the north by the Upper West Side, the Upper East Side and Central Park, that ends at 59th Street. According to other definitions Uptown begins from the 96th Street ( Harlem ), after Midtown extends in the north to well over half of Central Park.

The southern boundary of Midtown is accordingly also not precisely defined. If the quarters ( neighborhoods ) Chelsea, Gramercy and Stuyvesant Town as Midtown South Midtown Manhattan to be counted, the 14th Street marks the southern boundary. If these quarters counted to Downtown, Midtown Manhattan begins in the south on 34th Street. Still others see the southern border of Midtown Manhattan, at 31st Steet or somewhere between the 34th and 14th Street.

Occasionally Midtown is used as the narrower term for the area between 59th Street and 31st Street, while a wider definition Midtown Manhattan includes the area between 96th and 14th Street. According to this view is the center of Midtown Manhattan, so Midtown, an area of ​​about 5 square kilometers between 31st Street, 59th Street, Third Avenue and Ninth Avenue.

In total, the area of ​​Midtown Manhattan, depending on the definition, such as an area of ​​12 km ². Real Estate Agents denote the most expensive area of midtown as " Plaza District ", which lies between 42nd Street, 59th Street, Third Avenue and Seventh Avenue.

Economic Importance

Midtown Manhattan is an important financial district in New York City. Some corporations have their headquarters there, and also for the industry Midtown is important. Midtown Manhattan is the largest commercial center of the United States.

Midtown Manhattan is considered very classy and elegant, the residents mostly belong to the upper class.

Buildings and public open spaces

In Midtown there are some of the most famous skyscrapers of New York - among others the Empire State Building, the Bank of America Tower and the Chrysler Building and the New York Times Tower. These are the tallest buildings in the city. Midtown is also known as Times Square.

  • Empire State Building
  • Bank of America Tower
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • New York Times Tower
  • Rockefeller Center
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Grand Central Terminal

District in Midtown Manhattan

  • Midtown East
  • Tudor City
  • Little Brazil
  • Times Square
  • Hudson Yards
  • Midtown West
  • Hell's Kitchen, Clinton
  • Garment District
  • Herald Square
  • Koreatown
  • Murray Hill
  • Tenderloin
  • Madison Square
  • Midtown South
  • Chelsea
  • Meatpacking District
  • Madison Square and the Flatiron District
  • Union Square
  • Gramercy
  • Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town