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Midtown Manhattan is the core retail and commercial neighborhood of New York City, containing the highest concentration of business and money this side of, well, the planet. The Empire State Building, the most iconic building (even if no longer the tallest) in the city is here. Bryant Park, with its abundant shade, abuts the imposing New York Public Library main branch at 42nd St, while to the east is the magnificent Beaux Arts Grand Central Terminal. Le Corbusier's landmark UN Headquarters is located on the East River. The masterpiece art deco towers of Rockefeller Center and adjoining Radio City sit opposite Fifth Ave from St. Patrick's Cathedral, the seat of the city's archdiocese. Fifth Ave below 59th remains the toniest and most exclusive retail neighborhood in New York City, home to names like Saks, Tiffany, FAO Schwarz and Bendel. Murray Hill north of 34th St is home to some of the city's nicest brownstones. Much of the real estate in this neighborhood is likewise quite expensive, and the restaurants, bars and other facilities notably cater to a higher-paying clientele.


Midtown Map


Midtown, also called Midtown East to distinguish it from the Theater District to the west, is the area between around 34th St and 59th St (beyond which is Central Park), and from the East River through First, Second, Third, Lexington, Park, Madison, and Fifth Aves, with Sixth Ave as the western boundary of the district.

Get in[edit]

Grand Central Terminal

By subway[edit]

There is plenty of subway service to this area. The 4, 5, and 6 lines travel under Park Ave (south of Grand Central Station) and Lexington Ave (north of Grand Central), stopping at 42nd St (Grand Central Station) and 59th St, with the 6 also stopping at 51st St. Running under 6th Ave are the B, D, F, and M lines, which stop at 34th St (close to the Empire State Bldg), 42nd St (at Bryant Park, near the library) and 47-50 Sts station (near Rockefeller Center). The F line continues up 6th Ave, stopping at 57th St, while the E and M lines head under 53rd St, stopping at 5th Ave and Lexington Ave (a passageway offers a free transfer to the 6 line). The 7 and S (Grand Central Shuttle) lines run under 42nd St. Both of them stop at Grand Central Station, with the 7 also stopping at 5th Ave (free transfer to the B, D, and F lines). Also serving the neighborhood are the N, Q, and R lines, which stop at 34th St and 6th Ave, close to the Empire State Building.

By MTA bus[edit]

Regular MTA buses run along every avenue except for short avenues like Vanderbilt, and there are also crosstown buses on 34th, 42nd, 49th/50th, and 57th Sts. In addition, express buses stop along these avenues, including the X25 to Lower Manhattan. Express buses charge a $6 fare, with free transfers available to other routes, and local buses charge $2.50 and enable free transfers to other local routes and the subway, with some exceptions.

By Metro North commuter train[edit]

Metro North commuter trains originate and terminate at Grand Central Terminal on E 42 St between Vanderbilt and Lexington Aves. See the By train section on the main New York City page for more info. Note that the train terminal (but not the subway stop serving it) closes from approximately 1AM to 5AM daily.

See[edit][add listing]

Midtown as seen from East River
Bryant Park, with the Public Library in the background
  • Bryant Park, Main Library, 42nd St and 6th Ave, +1-212-768-4242 (, fax: +1-212-719-3499), [1]. Located behind the Main Library, this shaded park is an excellent spot to relax and get some good views of the surrounding skyscrapers. The park has free wireless internet, a children's carousel, several food and drink kiosks, and seasonal shows such as Fashion Weeks.  edit
  • Greenacre Park, 51st St (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves). One of New York's many "pocket parks," Greenacre is a small plot of green space and an excellent place to relax, with a nice waterfall in the back, plenty of seats and tables, and lots of shade, plus a small tea shop.  edit
  • Paley Park, 53rd St (btwn Madison and 5th Aves). Another pocket park which is celebrated among landscape architects and urban designers, Paley is a great place to relax, with plenty of chairs below a canopy of trees and a waterfall spanning the entire back wall of the park.  edit


  • Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Ave (at 42nd St). One of the most recognizable and favored structures of New York, the Chrysler was the world's tallest building when completed in 1930, but lost that title to the nearby Empire State Building less than a year later. But what it lost in fame it makes up for in beauty, with its gorgeous, instantly recognizable Art Deco crown.  edit
  • Citicorp Center, 153 E 53rd St (btwn Lexington and 3rd Aves). With its distinctive slanted roof and long, slender base columns, this building is another great skyscraper with a grand atrium.  edit
  • Daily News Building, 220 E 42nd St (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves). This Art Deco design classic, completed in 1930 to a design by Raymond Hood, was made famous by the Superman films; to be admired are the extreme verticality of the design, the understated setbacks and functional design. The newspaper no longer holds offices here, but the foyer is well worth a visit if passing, if only to see the newspaper's giant globe sculpture and wall weather stations.  edit
  • Empire State Building, 350 5th Ave (at 34th St), +1-212-736-3100, [2]. 8AM-2AM daily. A legend from the moment it was finished in 1931, the Empire State Building was easily the tallest building not just in New York, but the entire world for many years before being overtaken by another New York landmark - the twin towers of the World Trade Center. With the destruction of those two buildings, the Empire State Building was once again the tallest building in the city, but that lasted less than eleven years. Even as the second-tallest building, though, it remains iconic, and one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. Expect long lines, and a lot of them - you'll have to wait in line to pass through a security checkpoint, wait in line to get tickets, wait in line for the elevators, and then make your way through the crowd on the outdoor observation deck on the 86th floor. One way to deal with the lines is to buy an express line ticket, which will bring you to the front of any line, but it will more than double the cost of your ticket. Another option is to visit very early in the day or late in the evening, when the lines will be considerably shorter. Despite the long lines and inevitable tourist kitsch, the views are excellent and the experience of being outdoors on top of New York City is a great one. Note that hawkers outside the building may try to tell you there is a very long line inside and that they can get you tickets to cut the line for some exorbitant price; before believing them, go inside and check the actual wait time. $38, $36 seniors (62+), $32 children (6-12), free for military in full uniform/children under 6 (tickets to 102nd floor observatory are $17 extra and only sold at ticket office; express line tickets also sold).  edit
  • Grand Central Terminal, 42nd St and Park Ave (Subway 4, 5, 6, 7, and S lines), [3]. 5:30AM-1:30AM. Walk in and see the main concourse, a cavernous room often filled with people and elegantly detailed, with arched windows, a lovely clock, and an astronomical ceiling. Free.  edit
  • MetLife Building, 200 Park Ave (btwn 44th and 45th Sts, next to Grand Central Stn). Since it was built it has been probably the most hated building in New York, mostly because it rises up over Grand Central Station, completely blocking the view up Park Avenue, but it is a good example of modern architecture.  edit
  • New York Public Library, 455 5th Ave (btwn 40th and 42nd Sts), +1-212-340-0833, [4]. M,Th-Sa 11AM-6PM, Tu W 11AM-7:30PM, closed Su. The main branch of the New York Public Library (officially the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building), this is the grand structure flanked by lions on both sides of the entrance. Inside you'll see impressive architecture, long hallways, and beautifully designed reading rooms. Free.  edit
  • Rockefeller Center, [5]. The Christmas Tree, the Skating Rink, NBC studios, the shops and hubbub - you can't miss it. The Christmas Tree and the Skating Rink are naturally not year round, but in the summer, the complex is a hub for touristy operations. Within the striking Art Deco buildings of the complex are several dining establishments overlooking the area and many stores.  edit
    • Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave (btwn 50th and 51st Sts), +1-212-307-7171, [6]. 11:30AM–6PM daily. See the Rockettes, another show, or just tour the famous Art Deco masterpiece.  edit
    • Top of the Rock Observation Deck, W 50th St (btwn 5th and 6th Aves), +1-212-698-2000 (), [7]. 8:30AM-midnight daily, last elevator at 11PM. On the 70th floor of the GE Building (better known by some as "30 Rock") is this narrow observation deck, built to resemble the deck of a cruise ship. The deck affords uninterrupted views over Central Park to the north and across Midtown to the south. $25, $23 seniors, $16 children.  edit
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral, 460 Madison Ave (btwn 50th and 51st Sts), +1-212-753-2261 (, fax: +1-212-755-4128), [8]. A big, grand Catholic church.  edit
The United Nations
  • United Nations Headquarters, 1st Ave at 46th St (No parking available; take public transport to Grand Central Station then walk, or take the M15 bus up 1st Ave or down 2nd Ave), [9]. The UN HQ sits on an 18-acre site between 42nd and 48th Sts, and between First Ave and the East River. It is noted for its gardens and outdoor sculpture. There is a charge for the tours of the General Assembly and Secretariat but you can visit the Visitor's Lobby for free (although you do have to pass through a security checkpoint). There are two levels to the lobby area which includes a gallery, a gift shop, and a bookshop. If just visiting the lobby, don't join any queues once you're in the lobby - just find your way around. There is little in the way of signs to tell you where you can go - this is the UN, well-meaning but not well organized. Free; guided tours $18, $13 seniors, $13 students, $11 children (5-12).  edit
  • Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Ave (between 49th and 50th Sts), +1-212-355-3100, [10]. The world famous luxury hotel with more history than probably any other in New York - best known for its association with celebrity and glitterati for nearly 80 years. If you can't afford to stay here, then dropping in for a look at the breathtaking lobby is free - with the famous clock and Cole Porter's piano proudly on display.  edit


  • The Morgan Library, 225 Madison Ave (at the 36th St intersection; Subway B/D/F trains to 34th St/6th Ave or 4/5/6 trains to 33rd St/Lexington Ave), +1-212-685-0008 (, fax: +1-212-481-3484), [11]. Tu-Th 10:30AM-5PM, F 10:30AM-9PM, Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 11AM-6PM. Once J. Pierpont Morgan's private library, this building houses his art collection, a Gutenberg Bible, and a first printing of The Star Spangled Banner. The bookshelves lining the walls include books by Dante, Dickens, Einstein, Twain, and several First and Second Folios. $18, $12 students/seniors, $12 children under 16, free F after 7PM.  edit
  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), 11 W 53rd St (btwn 5th and 6th Aves; Subway E/M trains to 5th Ave/53rd St or B/D/F trains to 47th-50th Sts-Rockefeller Center), +1-212-708-9400 (), [12]. Sa-M,W Th 10:30AM-5:30PM, F 10:30AM-8PM, closed Tu (Open until 8:45PM on first Th of the month and every Th Jul-Aug). One of the greatest and most popular collections of modern art, on a par with the Tate Modern in London or Paris's Centre Georges Pompidou. Exceedingly popular so be warned: queues for tickets start early and stretch long. To avoid the crowds, turn up at the door at least a half hour before opening, then take the elevator to the top floor and work your way down. The building is as much a draw as the outstanding collection; possessing arguably the best collection of modern masterpieces world-wide, MoMA houses important art works from Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Salvador Dalí, Paul Cézanne, Frida Kahlo, Piet Mondrian, and works by leading American artists such as Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, and Chuck Close. MoMA also holds renowned art photography and design collections. $25, $18 seniors, $14 students, free for children under 16. Free admission for all on F 4PM-8PM.  edit
  • The Paley Center for Media (formerly the Museum of Television & Radio), 25 W 52nd St (btwn 5th and 6th Aves; Subway: E/M trains to 5th Ave/53rd St or B/D/F trains to 47th-50th Sts-Rockefeller Center), +1-212-621-6600, [13]. W,F-Su noon-6PM, Th noon-8PM, closed M Tu. Dedicated to preserving and collecting television programs as a service to the public, the museum consists of two museum branches in Los Angeles and New York City; combined they hold over 100,000 television programs that are available to the public, providing a historical, artistic and cultural perspective to television and radio. You may use their library here for the price of admission. They have lots of old shows and a database so you can see if they have what you want. $10, $8 students/seniors, $5 children under 14.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

Fifth Ave is a shoppers' paradise from 42nd to 60th Sts, boasting numerous flagships stores of national chains. Perpetually mobbed with shoppers and tourists, Fifth Ave is a virtual standstill during the Christmas shopping season, when Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Cartier, Tiffany's, and Lord and Taylor put out their holiday displays. Other popular stores include Niketown, NBA Store, Versace, Gucci, Armani Exchange.

47th Street btwn 5th and 6th Aves is a large wholesale and retail Jewelry District. It is said that nearly every diamond sold in the U.S. passes first through this street. On this street a dealer's reputation among the community of jewelry dealers is all-important, and million-dollar contracts are agreed to with just a handshake because of the reputation of each dealer.

Shoppers are advised to verify details before and after completing a purchase. It is also recommended that all sales policies and guarantees are put in writing.

  • Bloomingdale's, 1000 3rd Ave (59th St and Lexington Ave), +1-212-705-2000, [14]. An enormous department store that is frequented by the glamorous and the masses alike. A must-visit for any serious shopper.  edit
  • FAO Schwartz, 767 5th Ave (at 58th St), +1-212-644-9400, Ext 4242, [15]. One of only two FAO Schwarz stores remaining in the country, this is the Holy Grail of toy stores, with toys and collectibles ranging from the small, cheap, and mainstream to the enormous, expensive, and exotic. Take a walk across the giant piano on the floor to feel like Tom Hanks in 'Big.'  edit
  • Morrell Wine, 1 Rockefeller Plaza (49th St btwn 5th and 6th Aves). M-Sa 10AM-7PM. Perhaps the best wine selection in the city, this is the place to go if you want to find that unusual bottle to take home as a gift. They also ship all over if you want to take home more than you can carry!  edit
  • Nintendo World Store, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, +1-646-459-0800, [16]. A two story specialty store that sells a wide variety of Nintendo merchandise, including video games, t-shirts, and plushies of your favorite Nintendo characters. The most popular aspect of the store is their Pokecenter which has a wall dedicated to Pokemon video games, DVDs, action figures and plush dolls. The plush dolls and action figures that are on sale change every week or so, so you need to be quick to find and buy your favorite pokemon’s plush counterpart. The store has a large section devoted to Wiis and 3DS/DS’s that are opened for customers to play and preview video games before they purchase them. The store also sometimes holds tournaments and video viewings to promote upcoming releases of games.  edit
  • Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 5th Ave, +1-212-753-4000, [17].  edit
  • Tiffany & Co., 5th Ave at 57th St, +1-212-755-8000, [18]. M-F 10AM-7PM, Sa 10AM-6PM, Su noon-5PM, closed Memorial Day. The famous jewellers, scene of Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast at Tiffany's.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Ai Fiori, 2F of Setai Hotel, 400 5th Ave btwn 36th and 37th Sts (Subway 34th St/Herald Sq), +1-212-613-8660, [19]. 7AM-10:30AM daily (limited menu in bar/lounge only Sa Su), 11:45AM-2:30PM daily (limited menu in bar/lounge only Sa Su), Su-Th 5:30PM-9:30PM, F Sa 5PM-10:30PM, Bar menu Su-Th 5:30PM-11:30PM, F Sa 5PM-midnight. This Ligurian restaurant has delicious cocktails (the fiori d'arancia, made with Old Forester bourbon, is absolutely delightful) and equally fine food, made with the freshest, highest-quality ingredients and with some kind of pleasant surprise in every dish. And unlike most other New York restaurants, it has plenty of space between tables. It is expensive but worth the money. Around $125 for dinner, including drinks, tax, and tip.  edit
  • Cho Dang Gol, 55 W 35th St (btwn 5th and 6th Aves), +1-212-695-8222 (, fax: +1-212-695-3797), [20]. A slightly upscale Korean restaurant that specializes in dishes made with artisanal tofu, several varieties of which are made on premises. Lunch ~$20 and more informal, dinner $30.  edit
  • Han Bat, 55 W 35th St (btwn 5th and 6th Aves), +1-212-629-5588. Han Bat has the feel of a Korean diner with excellent inexpensive food. Try their Hyaemul Dolsot Bibimbap (rice cooked in a stone pot with mixed seafood, herbs, Korean hot sauce, etc.). Expect to pay around $20 for a hearty meal including 6 ''banchan'' (side dishes provided to diners for no additional charge).  edit
  • Havana NY, 58 W 38th St, +1-212-944-0990 (), [21]. Well-priced Cuban casual restaurant & bar for lunch and dinner. They serve a variety of daily specials, including Plantain Soup and Suckling Roast Pork. $$$.  edit
  • Joe's Shanghai, 24 W 56th St (btwn 5th and 6th Aves), +1-212-333-3868 (fax: +1-212-397-1107), [22]. M-Sa 10AM-11PM, Su 1PM-10:30PM. Try their famous "soup dumplings" -- listed on the menu as "steamed buns", and their other delicious Shanghai specialties. Pricier than the Chinatown location. $10-20.  edit
  • Keens Steakhouse, 72 W 36th St, +1-212-947-3636 (, fax: +1-212-714-1103), [23]. M-F 11:45AM-10:30PM, Sa 5PM-10:30PM, Su 5PM-9PM. A New York chophouse with excellent steaks and great bar for pre & post dinner drinks or just drinks. Fine dining in comfortable surroundings. Founded in 1885, the restaurant has a interesting ceiling covered in 90,000 clay pipes which the customers used to smoke after dinner. Pipes were left at establishments, as they were too brittle to transport! $$$.  edit
  • Madangsui, 35 W 35th St (btwn 5th and 6th Aves), +1-212-564-9333. Serves great Korean barbecue accompanied by a generous (8 dishes) and delectable banchan (complimentary side dishes), plus a bowl of dwenjang jigae (soupy stew made with fermented bean paste). $$.  edit
  • Tao Uptown, E 58th St (btwn Park and Madison Aves), (212) 888-2288, [24]. Trendy Asian cuisine; reservations required. Beautiful decor. $$$.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Ginger Man, 11 E 36th St, (212) 532-3740 (fax: +1-212-532-3490), [25]. Sister bar to the Volcano (below). Larger bar with a broad selection of drinks that also serves bar food and snacks. Also an after-work crowd, this bar is also popular with your average Joe's. Good place for groups. $$.  edit
  • mad46, 45 E 45th St, (212) 885-6095, [26]. 5PM-midnight. Amazing happy hour spot in Midtown atop The Roosevelt Hotel with a fantastic view. Not only serving delicious after work cocktails, but also offers a lite fair menu. $$$.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]


  • Americana Inn, 69 W 38th St (between 5th and 6th Aves), +1-212-840-6700 (toll free: +1-888-468-3558, , fax: +1-212-840-1830), [27]. Single, double, and triple-bed accommodations. $110+.  edit
  • Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard and Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Ave (at 37th St), +1-212-683-4353, [28]. checkin: 4PM; checkout: 10:30AM. A service member friendly hotel. The hotel is closed to non-military personnel unless accompanied by a service member, veteran, or military retiree. Rates are based on rank; $25+.  edit
  • Vanderbilt YMCA, 224 E 47th St (Subway 4/5/6/7 trains to 42nd St-Grand Central or B/D/F/V trains to 47th–50th Sts-Rockefeller Center), [29]. Walking distance from Grand Central Terminal and near the UN. From $122.  edit


  • Hotel 35 (Comfort Inn Manhattan Koreatown), 42 W 35th St (btwn 5th and 6th Aves), +1-212-947-0200, [30]. Its main selling point is its location. $179+.  edit
  • Hotel 373 Fifth Avenue (Hotel 373), 373 5th Ave (at 35th St), +1-212-695-7200, [31]. From $134.  edit
  • The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel, 4304 West Walnut Street, +1-212-581-3300 (fax: +1-212-397-4786), [32].  edit
  • The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E 45th St (at Madison Ave), (212) 661-9600, [33]. Located at Madison Avenue and 45th Street in the heart of midtown Manhattan, this boutique hotel has 33 elegant suites designed with custom furnishings including flat-screen HD TVs with cable channels, iPod/Mp3-equipped clock radios, premium bedding, dual-line telephones with voicemail, dataport capabilities, luxury bath products and a plush sofa chair.  edit
  • The Gregory Hotel New York, 42 W 35th St, (212) 947-0200, [34]. The Gregory is a boutique New York City hotel with renovated guestrooms, fully-equipped fitness facility, onsite restaurant, and Wi-Fi.  edit


  • 70 Park Avenue Hotel, 70 Park Ave (at 38th St), +1-212-973-2400 (fax: +1-212-973-2401), [35]. Nice boutique hotel with good bar, Silverleaf Tavern, which serves a good G&T. Lovely rooms including LCD TV's etc. Some rooms have a view of the Empire State Building. From $180.  edit
  • The Wyndham Midtown 45, 205 E 45th St (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves), 1-212-867-5100, [36]. 203 luxury living spaces—from studios to guest rooms to suites—all designed by residential architect Costas Kondylis, with custom designed furniture by David Rockwell and state-of-the-art amenities. From $206.  edit
  • Andaz 5th Avenue, 485 5th Ave, +1-212-601-1234, [37]. Enjoy a unique sense of welcome from this modern midtown Manhattan hotel. The hotel offers loft style Manhattan rooms and suites, meeting & event space, dining and free WiFi. From $345.  edit
  • The Renwick Hotel, 118 E 40th St (btwn Park and Lexington Aves), [38]. An art-inspired hotel located between the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. From $209.  edit
  • Conrad New York Midtown, 151 W 54th St, [39]. Newly renovated all-suite luxury hotel in Midtown (formerly The London NYC) * <sleep name="Bryant Park Hotel" address="W 40th St" directions="between 5th and 6th Aves, on Bryant Park" url="" price="$245+">Distinctive black brick and gold trim building. Amenities include deep soaking tubs, cashmere blankets, Pipino toiletries, Tibetan rugs in rooms.  edit
  • Dylan Hotel, 52 E 41st St (between Madison and Park Aves), (212) 338-0500, [40]. From $150.  edit
  • Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel, 141 E 44th St, +1-212-351-6800, [41]. Irish boutique hotel with a 155 rooms and suites featuring a traditional Irish pub, outdoor patio for dining, WiFi access, and in-room safe. From $154.  edit
  • Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel (Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel), 687 Lexington Ave, +1-212-355-0100, [42]. Irish boutique hotel with a popular on-site Irish restaurant. From $158.  edit
  • Four Seasons Hotel New York, 57 E 57th St (btwn Madison and Park Aves), +1-212-758-5700, [43]. From $695.  edit
  • Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street (Park Ave at Grand Central Terminal), +1-212-883-1234 (fax: +1-212-697-3772), [44]. Attached to Grand Central Station. From $236.  edit
  • Hampton Inn Manhattan-35th St/Empire State Bldg, 59 W 35th St, +1-212-564-3688 (fax: +1-212-564-3799), [45]. A business-style hotel with modern and clean rooms. From $152.  edit
  • Park Lane Hotel New York (Helmsley Park Lane Hotel), 36 Central Park S (btwn 5th and 6th Aves), +1-212-371-4000 (toll free: +1-800-221-4982, , fax: +1-212-750-7279), [46]. 46-story hotel offering 583 luxury hotel rooms and suites. The hotel features on-site dining options, event spaces, and a fitness center. From $179.  edit
  • Hotel Elysee, 60 E 54th St, +1-212-753-1066 (, fax: +1-212-980-9278), [47]. This country French hotel offers guests free high speed WiFi and complimentary refreshments in the Club room 24 hours a day including breakfast in the mornings and wine and cheese receptions on weeknights. From $210.  edit
  • Hotel Metro, 45 W 35th St, (212) 947-2500, [48]. Newly renovated guestrooms, complimentary continental breakfast or afternoon snack in the Metro Grill restaurant. From $140.  edit
  • Hyatt 48 Lex, 517 Lexington Ave, (212) 888-3500 (), [49]. A modern New York City Midtown Manhattan hotel, Hyatt 48 Lex features a convenient location, spacious rooms and suites, and 5-star service. From $224.  edit
  • Kimberly Hotel, 145 E 50th St, (212) 702-1600, [50]. From $202.  edit
  • Kitano, 66 Park Avenue E 38th Street, (212) 885-7000, [51]. A luxury four-diamond Japanese style hotel. From $469.  edit
  • Library Hotel, 299 Madison Ave (at 41st St), +1-212-983-4500 (, fax: +1-212-499-9099), [52]. Free high speed Wi-fi and complimentary refreshments in the Reading Room 24 hours a day including breakfast in the mornings and wine and cheese receptions in the evenings except for Sunday nights. From #309.  edit
  • Westin Grand Central (formerly known as Helmsley), 212 E 42nd St, (212) 490-8900, [53]. From $223.  edit
  • Lotte New York Palace (formerly known as the New York Palace Hotel), 455 Madison Ave (at 50th St), +1-212-888-7000, [54]. From $299.  edit
  • Omni Berkshire Place, 21 E 52nd St (at Madison Ave), +1-212-753-5800, [55]. From $179. (40.7594444444,-73.9752777778) edit
  • The Peninsula New York, (5th Ave and 55th St), [56]. Has rooftop bar.  edit
  • Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Ave (at 47th St), (212) 755-1400, [57]. From $171.  edit
  • The San Carlos Hotel, 150 E 50th St, (212) 755-1800, [58]. From #364.  edit
  • The Sherry-Netherland, 781 5th Ave, (212) 355-2800 (toll free: +1-877-743-7710), [59]. Full concierge assistance, elevator attendants, beautifully furnished rooms.  edit
  • The Lexington New York City, 511 Lexington Ave (at 48th St), (800) 448-4471, [61].  edit
  • Westin New York at Times Square, 270 West 43rd Street at Eighth Avenue, [62]. The heart of New York beats strongest in Times Square: hotels, shows, shopping and fine dining are all just moments away from each other.  edit


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