You have probably been in Midtown Manhattan and didn’t realize it. It contains many distinctive neighborhoods and attractions. The area runs from 14th Street to 59th Street. The center is between Third and Ninth Avenues. In Midtown, you can live a family life or the nightlife. You can visit world renowned landmarks, or you can relax in a park. Manhattan is ever changing. Old neighborhoods are becoming revitalized. Small businesses are being replaced with high end real estate. Fortunately, however, the charm of the island is still intact.
Midtown became important as a center of commerce in New York City in the 19th century. At that time, beautiful buildings such as the Empire State Building were erected. It was the tallest building in the world then. Today, it is not the tallest building in New York as new buildings such as One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue are being built.
If you are interested in the area, you should learn about the variety of neighborhoods: Gramercy, a relatively quiet area with beautiful greenery and brownstones; Hell's Kitchen, was famous for crime, but is now considered safe; Chelsea, an area that is being transformed around the High Line Park; Murray Hill, popular with young people for the nightlife and energy; Turtle Bay, where the United Nations is located; Rockefeller Center, site of the ice skating rink, television studio and famous Christmas tree, the Theatre District, famous for the many Broadway shows in the area; the Meatpacking District, once a commercial location is now one of the best places for luxury shopping and upscale dining; Koreatown, a few blocks of good barbeque and small shops; Times Square always has something exciting going on; the Garment District, where you can visit a fabric store, view lovely architecture, or dine on a rooftop ; and Herald Square, famous for Macy’s and 34th Street.
A lot of the most well-known NYC tourist attractions are located in Midtown Manhattan: The Museum of Modern Art, or the MoMA, always has an exciting new art collection. On Madison Ave., there is the large gothic-style St. Patrick's Cathedral. Close by is Saks Fifth Avenue's main store. Midtown would not be the same without the famous arena, Madison Square Garden. The New York Public Library, one of the world's best places for research, has various buildings throughout Midtown. If site seeing is your goal, you will not be bored in the middle of New York City.
If you live in the area, and are looking for a job, here are a few suggestions: Filcro Legal Staffing is looking for administrative staff for several law firms. The College of Mount Saint Vincent is 12 miles from Midtown and is hiring for various positions. Selby Jennings is recruiting financial professionals for various companies. The Michael Page employment agency is advertising for accounting staff for their clients. If you are an engineer or project manager, check with Workbridge Associates for job placement.
Whether you are interested in the area for touring or for living and working, you will find that it is easy to navigate and you will never be far from the best dining, shopping or entertainment.