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Living In: Midtown East

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Midtown East is actually a combination of several neighborhoods. Most New Yorkers would recognize that Turtle Bay/United Nations, Tudor City, Beekman Place and Sutton Place are part of Midtown East. But did you know that Murray Hill, Kips Bay, Gramecy and Flatiron & Union Square are also part of Midtown East? No, Gramercy is not downtown... downtown starts at 14th Street. Everything between 14th Street and 59th/60th Street is part of Midtown. What most people commonly refer to as Midtown East is the area between 40th Street and 60th Street. The aforementioned Turtle Bay, Tudor City, Beekman Place and Sutton Place are "sub-neighborhoods" in that area. Rental apartments in the area are prized most of all for their convenient location, within easy walking distance of what is certainly one of the most bustling, the wealthiest, the most iconic, and, not unimportantly, the tallest commercial districts in the world. There are many different communities in such a large swath of New York City real estate, of course, each with their own distinct character and appeal, from, in the case of the larger Midtown East, the lively Flatiron District, Union Square and Murray Hill neighborhoods, all popular with young professionals for their energy and proximity to numerous nightlife, dining, and shopping options; to the more sedate, leafy confines of the likes of Gramercy Park, Turtle Bay, Tudor City and Sutton Place, which tend to be populated by those a bit more settled. Apartments for rent within both the larger neighborhood as well as the sometimes more sharply defined borders of the community come in all sizes, from studios and one-bedroom homes to two-bedrooms apartments, Classic 6s, and three-bedroom duplexes. The housing stock for Midtown East rental apartments is extremely varied as well, depending upon within which community you're looking. Apartments in Midtown East can be within elegant pre-war brick buildings, for example, as well as lovely century-old brownstones and townhouses. There are also soaring luxury towers here, built in the past decade and featuring all of the most sight-after amenities, and fairly non-descript post-war mid-rise complexes that trade aesthetics for convenience , comfort, and security. Midtown East is the ideal location for the classic New York City pied-a-terre, as the area is home to the corporate headquarters of many core New York City industries, such as advertising, book publishing, and the print and broadcast media. This also means, of course, that there are plenty of transportation options, making it as easy for residents of Midtown East rental apartments to travel to other neighborhoods as it is for the hundreds of thousands of workers in the area to get in each day. Midtown East apartments share space with many of New York City most famous landmarks, including the majestic Grand Central Terminal, the beautiful Flatiron Building (and the great Madison Square Park in its shadow), the imposing St. Patrick's Cathedral, and the art deco masterpiece Chrysler Building. World-class shopping (including Fifth Avenue from 14th to 59th Streets), dining (from the four-star fireworks at Eleven Madison Park to the beloved burgers and concretes at Shack Shack) and entertainment options are legion in Midtown East.

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  • Art & Design Hs
  • Beacon School
  • Ps 225-Ella Baker School
  • Ps 59 Beekman Hill School


  • Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
  • Macarthur Park
  • Peter Detmold Park
  • Recreation Center 54

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