22 Facts About Midtown Manhattan


Midtown Manhattan is the central portion of the New York City borough of Manhattan and serves as the city's primary central business district.

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Midtown Manhattan is home to some of the city's most prominent buildings, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project, the headquarters of the United Nations, Grand Central Terminal, and Rockefeller Center, as well as tourist destinations such as Broadway, Times Square, and Koreatown.

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Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan is the busiest transportation hub in the Western Hemisphere.

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However, due to the high price of retail spaces in Midtown Manhattan, there are many vacant storefronts in the neighborhood.

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Midtown Manhattan is the country's largest commercial, entertainment, and media center, and a growing financial center.

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Geographically, the northern boundary of Midtown Manhattan is commonly defined to be 59th Street; its southern boundary is less clear, and variously taken to be 34th Street, 23rd Street, or even 14th Street.

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The Encyclopedia of New York City defines Midtown Manhattan as extending from 34th Street to 59th Street and from 3rd Avenue to 8th Avenue.

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Midtown Manhattan is the original district in the United States to bear the name and included historical but now defunct neighborhoods such as the Ladies' Mile, along Fifth Avenue from 14th to 23rd Street; and the Tenderloin, from 23rd to 42nd Street and from Fifth Avenue to Seventh Avenue.

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Border of Midtown Manhattan is nebulous and further confused by the fact that the term "Midtown Manhattan" can be used to refer either to a district or a group of neighborhoods and districts in Manhattan:.

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Midtown Manhattan viewed from Weehauken, New Jersey, in September 2021, in the afternoon.

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Midtown Manhattan viewed from Weehauken, New Jersey, in September 2021, at sunset.

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Midtown Manhattan viewed from Weehauken, New Jersey, in September 2021, at night.

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Prominent Silicon Alley companies in Midtown Manhattan include AppNexus, Blue Apron, Gilt, Betterment, Oscar, SoFi, Rent the Runway, Warby Parker, and WeWork.

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The biotechnology sector is growing in Midtown Manhattan based upon the city's strength in academic scientific research and public and commercial financial support.

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Midtown Manhattan has perennially been home to some of the nation's, as well as the world's, most marketable real estate, including the Time Warner Center, which had the highest-listed market value in the city in 2006 at US$1.

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In 2014, Midtown Manhattan was home to six of the top ten zip codes in the United States by median housing price.

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Companies that used to have their headquarters in Midtown Manhattan include American Airlines, American Comics Group, American Overseas Airlines, Central Park Media, Eastern Air Lines, GoodTimes Entertainment, LJN, NewKidCo, Pan American World Airways, Philip Morris Companies, Trans Caribbean Airways, and Trans World Airlines.

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Midtown Manhattan North is patrolled by the 18th Precinct, located at 306 West 54th Street, while Midtown Manhattan South is patrolled by the 14th Precinct, located at 357 West 35th Street.

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Midtown Manhattan has a low population of residents who are uninsured.

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West of Fifth Avenue, Midtown Manhattan is located in 10018 between 34th and 41st Streets, 10036 between 41st and 48th Streets, and 10019 between 48th and 59th Streets.

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East of Fifth Avenue, Midtown Manhattan is located in 10016 between 34th and 40th Streets, 10017 between 40th and 49th Streets, and 10022 between 49th and 59th Streets.

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Midtown Manhattan generally has a higher rate of college-educated residents than the rest of the city as of 2018.

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