Midtown East Description
Midtown east stretches from 42nd Street north to 59th, and East of Fifth Avenue to the East River. The area is populated with some of New York’s most iconic landmarks. While walking along 42nd Street and Park Avenue a visit to Grand Central Station
is certainly in order, for Grand Central is one of the most stunning railroad stations in America. Walk in to admire its stunning brass clock, the exquisite staircases, and the unique celestial ceiling, its light bluish-green background filled with well-known constellations dotted with tiny lights. Restored in recent years, the cavernous main hall is bathed in natural light during the day, and pulsates with activity at night, thanks not least to its three busy restaurants: Michael Jordan's Steakhouse
, and the famous Oyster Bar
. Another superb restaurant in the area includes the Benjamin Steakhouse
, housed inside the ornate 1903 Beaux-Arts Dylan Hotel
. There's also Sparks Steak House
which is known for not only its massive steaks, but its massive wine list as well.
The gorgeous Chrysler Building
(which turned 75 in 2005) is also nearby. In the bright sunlight, the upper floors gleam, reflect, and even seem to pulsate light, directing the eye upwards towards the spire. Its gorgeous Art Deco lobby, with murals celebrating transportation themes, is definitely one of New York’s finest. Examine the ornamental details, the typical Deco motifs, the lush marble, and the charming light fixtures, all restored in recent years. You’ll also definitely want to visit Rockefeller Center
. The plaza, adorned with Paul Manship’s massive golden 1934 statue of Prometheus contains the world-famous ice skating rink and of course is home to the giant Christmas tree every December, making it a must-see holiday destination. While you’re in the neighborhood take a tour of the United Nations
and get a behind-the scenes look at the diplomacy in action at the global meeting place of the General Assembly and Security Council.
Midtown east is also home to some of the world's most well known department stores, including Lord & Taylor
, Bergdorf Goodman
and of course the original Saks Fifth Avenue
. All those retailers have an extraordinary selection of upscale goods and are considered classic, can’t-go-wrong stops for any shopaholic. So take your time strolling through this quintessential region of Manhattan - explore those famous landmarks, have a stop for lunch, and then proceed to do a little upscale shopping.
Midtown east is an ideal neighborhood to spend your stay in New York, as the area is full of attractions and iconic landmarks. The beautiful, Art Deco styled Roosevelt Hotel
is just four blocks from the Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall and within walking distance of Times Square and Museum of Modern Art. There's also the Grand Hyatt
, which is located right near the United Nations and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The spacious and elegant Dylan Hotel
, as well as the W New York – The Tuscany
are other exceptional options. Click here
for a complete list of hotels in close proximity to Midtown East.