Midtown West, from 34th Street to 57th Street, from Fifth Avenue to the Hudson River - is home to world-famous commercial zones such as Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square. Midtown Manhattan is home to the city's tallest and most famous buildings such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building.
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.
Give my regards to Broadway — and let me live there in a luxury Midtown West condo while you’re at it. The formerly low-rise neighborhood west of Fifth Avenue has recently allowed some luxury high-rises, and the doorman condos often offer views to the river and beyond.
In general, the Midtown West neighborhood is walk-to-work for any number of people, from the aspiring Broadway hopefuls who share brownstone apartments and co-ops to the corporate executives who head to Rockefeller Center. The neighborhood is home to a number of Manhattan arts institutions, such as Carnegie Hall and Alvin Ailey, and the northern end is close enough to Central Park that the park’s quiet and greenery are star attractions. For dining, whether fine or casual, Midtown West co-op and condo dwellers hit Ninth Avenue, the area’s restaurant strip.
In the winter, the Times Square area’s big draw is the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, unmatched anywhere else in the world. During the summer, many Midtown West residents head to Bryant Park for the luxury of free movie screenings and jazz concerts.