Explore New York City

Midtown East

Midtown East is the New York City that everyone around the world knows from TV shows and postcards.

Picture of the City

Home to iconic skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, and United Nations Headquarters, this timeless, architecturally important neighborhood is at the heart of it all, while its serene, tree-lined cross streets house some of Manhattan’s most prestigious and sought-after residential buildings.

Grand Central Terminal

Trains run on the Metro-North railroad line to and from this majestic landmark, which celebrated its centennial in 2013. For schedules and prices, visit the MTA.  Terminal open daily 5:30 am-2 am. Stores: M-F 8 am-8 pm, Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm.

Bryant Park

Situated in Midtown just behind the main branch of the New York Public Library, this well-maintained green space features an outdoor reading room, working carousel and free wireless access.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

One of the nation’s largest gothic-style cathedrals, located in the heart of Midtown, is a center of Catholic life. Masses daily. Hours: Daily 6:30 am-8:45 pm Admission: Free

Fifth Avenue Shopping

One of the most luxurious stretches of retail in the country, Fifth Avenue is the main artery of New York City's shopping scene in Midtown (between 49th and 60th streets), having welcomed a steady stream of fashion mavens for over 100 years.  And on any given day, the City's most fashionable street resembles a couture runway;

New York Public Library

Exhibits covering literary, historical, philosophical and fine art themes are on view at the nation’s most famous library, the block-long Beaux Arts Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Hours: M, Th-Sa 10 am-5:45 pm, Tu-W 10 am-7:45 pm Admission: Free