Midtown East is home to some of New York’s most iconic architectural landmarks. No one can think of New York without thinking about the beautiful art deco Chrysler Building, the Plaza at Rockefeller Center – home to winter ice skating and the famous giant Christmas tree, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and last, but certainly not least, Grand Central Terminal. Recognizable from hundreds of movies, its central hall with its gleaming brass clock, frescoed celestial ceiling and marbles arches as well as its Apple Store, Oyster Bar and shops galore make it both a historic and contemporary treasure.
Midtown East stretches from 42nd Street to 59th and covers everything east of Fifth Avenue. Often broken up into the smaller neighborhoods of Sutton Place, Turtle Bay and Tudor City, the district offers a massive mix of housing options. From elegant buildings overlooking the East River to ivy covered townhouses to luxury high-rises, the area can offer a calm break from the hectic pace of the metropolis. Home to the United Nations, the neighborhood offers a wide array of culinary options catering to every taste.
For the dedicated and discerning shopper, Fifth Avenue offers the world’s most renowned department stores, including Lord & Taylor, Bergdorf Goodman, and the original Saks Fifth Avenue. If that doesn’t take your fancy, Prada, Harry Winston, Gucci, Pucci, Cartier, DeBeers, Tiffany and a host of other high end retailers have shops along the famous row.
Transport options include the Metro North, and 4, 5, 6, 7 and S trains.