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The Chrysler building in Midtown Manhattan

The Middle of Manhattan is the Center of It All

Where can you see icons like the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, gawk at Times Square, and take in a Broadway show? Well, in Midtown Manhattan of course.

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At a Glance

  • Molto bene: Hector Boiardi (aka Chef Boyardee) was once a cook at the Plaza Hotel.
  • Scrub-a-dub: Workers in the late 90s cleaned Grand Central's ceiling, but left a patch of dirt on the northwest corner to show the difference.
  • At capacity: In order for a theater to qualify for the Broadway League, it must have at least 500 seats.

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About Midtown

There is a lot to be seen in this neighborhood in the center of Manhattan, though most New Yorkers think of it as just a place to go to the office. Many icons can be found here, including skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. Shopping also rules in Midtown, from department stores to designer boutiques. The Macy's flagship in Herald Square, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bergdorf Goodman all fall within the borders, as well as chain stores like H&M and the Gap. Other Read More [+]

LIVING in Manhattan

New York's Best Shopping Streets

New York’s Best Shopping Streets

If the ladies of Sex and the City taught us anything, it’s that New York City is one of the best shopping cities on the planet. Manhattan is rightfully famous for its glossy, perfume-scented department stores and high-end boutiques Read More »


A dish from April Bloomfield's Salvation Taco

Budget Restaurants, Famous Chefs

Here’s a New York dining secret: It’s possible to get a taste of some of the city’s foremost chefs without dropping an entire week’s pay Read More »

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