Midtown on the East Side, from Fifth Avenue to the East River, from 42nd to 57th streets.
Grand Central Station with its high ceiling full of stars and the Campbell Apartment, the United Nations headquarters in Midtown overlooking the East River, the Chrysler Building shooting into the sky with its Art Deco glory — what part of New York City is more iconic than Midtown on the East Side?
The "Plaza District", a term used by Manhattan real estate professionals to denote the most expensive area of midtown from a commercial real estate perspective, lies between 42nd Street and 59th Street, from Third Avenue to Seventh Avenue, about a square kilometer or half a square mile.
As New York's largest central business 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. Some areas, especially Times Square and Fifth Avenue, have massive clusters of retail establishments. Sixth Avenue in Midtown holds the headquarters of three of the four major television networks, and is one of a few global centers of news and entertainment. It is also a growing center of finance, second in importance within the United States only to Downtown Manhattan's Financial District. Times Square is also the epicenter of American theater.
Once you live in Midtown, you’ll find the lifestyle isn’t just walk-to-work — it’s walk-to-everything. Midtown East residents find their shopping at Bloomingdale’s, Tiffany & Co, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Gucci and many other first class retailers and department stores. Resident recreation in Central Park, one of the world’s most magnificent green sanctuaries, which offers bike riding, rollerblading, and ice skating as well as Shakespeare in the Park.
The Midtown area has the energy of commerce with the beauty of glorious old architecture: you get both light and lifestyle. Many condos and co-ops are skyscrapers with open city views, so at night you can see Midtown spread like a blanket beneath your feet. Some of the layouts in Midtown are loft-like with oversized windows, to take advantage of the spectacular views, while some are set up along more classic and traditional lines with foyers and en-suite baths. At 250 East 49th Street, the ceilings are nearly twelve feet high, and the condo units come with Poggenpohl kitchens and spa-like limestone baths. The amenities of these luxury Midtown apartment buildings often include health clubs, party rooms, storage and parking.