Manhattan
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Manhattan, New York City 

Midtown Manhattan 

 
 

Midtown Manhattan is situated in the center of Manhattan Island, between the Downtown and Uptown areas of Manhattan i.e. north of 14th Street and south of 59th Street. Towering buildings characterize Midtown Manhattan’s landscape occupied by major U.S. corporations, foreign companies, diplomatic missions, major department stores, and designer boutiques. Thus, some of the most sought after and expensive commercial real estates in New York City are in Midtown Manhattan.

Midtown Manhattan, New York City

Midtown Manhattan by David Shankbone

See & Do
Many of the city's major attractions including famous landmarks are located in Downtown Manhattan including the 102-floor Empire State Building, towering at 1,454 feet (443 meters) and is the tallest building in New York City after the destruction of the World Trade Center. The Chrysler Building is the second tallest building at a height of 1,047 feet (319 meters). Another prominent building is the UN Headquarters situated along Fifth Avenue at 46th Street.

Times Square is a busy intersection in New York City, characterized by billboard advertisements brightly lighting up the area at night. The Broadway Theater District (nearby Times Square) is occupied by numerous theaters and some of the best theater performances in the United States are at Broadway. Madison Square Garden is a huge arena and a venue for a variety of events including rock concerts, sports, and trade shows.

Museums
There are several museums in Midtown Manhattan and among the popular is the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum. A popular art museum in New York City is the Museum of Modern Art with collections from famous painters such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Salvador Dali.
Another art museum is the American Folk Art Museum with its exhibits of paintings, religious objects, quilts, and pottery from American folk art.

Bustling Times Square, New York City

Bustling Times Square by click-see

Shopping
Midtown Manhattan is the main shopping district in New York City and extremely popular with foreign tourists. Fifth Avenue (between 34th and 59th Streets) is a premier shopping street and well-known for the countless of stores selling designer clothes. Two well-known and popular department stores in Manhattan are Macy’s at Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s at Third Avenue. The Diamond District is along 47th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) and the destination for wholesale as well as retail jewelry.

Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, New York City

Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum by Alfred Hutter

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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