Midtown in Manhattan NY

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Midtown - The Busiest Single Commercial District

Midtown Manhattan is indisputably the busiest single commercial district in the United States, and among the most intensely and diversely used pieces of real estate in the world. The great majority of New York City's skyscrapers, including its tallest hotels and apartment towers, lie within Midtown. More than 700,000 commuters work in its offices, hotels, and retail establishments; the area also hosts many tourists, visiting residents, and students. Midtown is home to many of the icons visitors envision when they think of New York City, and it is without question one of the busiest and most vibrant areas of the city. Manhattan Midtown is where you can find a number of the city’s most well known landmarks.

Best Shopping in the World is in the Midtown

Walk along 5th Avenue for some of the best shopping in the world, names like Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, Brooks Brothers, F.A.O. Schwarz, J. Press, Macy's, Nat Sherman Paul Stuart, Tiffany & Co., are found here. The Diamond District is on 47th Street. Across the street is the largest Catholic Cathedral in the states, Saint Patricks Cathedral.

There are a few good museums you won’t want to miss in this area, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Television and Radio which can be found on 5th Ave. and 53rd Street - houses a great collection of vintage media. Music aficionados can visit Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. Make sure to stop by NYC's Official Visitor Information Center (810 Seventh Avenue between 52nd and 53rd streets) to speak with travel counselors and pick up free brochures and discount coupons.

Some of the other landmark buildings in Midtown are the beautifully restored Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State Building-(buy tickets to the observation deck) and the 77 story Chrysler Building.

Murray Hill area is a quieter residential area near the Midtown tunnel. The area has many nice brownstones and has some good moderately priced hotels. To the east you will find the United Nations building complex and the tramway to Roosevelt Island(featured in the movie "Spiderman") .

The Morgan Library located on 36th Street offers a view of some very rare manuscripts.

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