Located between 42nd street and 59th street, and from Lexington Avenue to the East River, Midtown East, (also called “Turtle Bay”) primary serves as a business district. Grand Central Station is a public transportation hub that offers many dining and shopping options which makes it convenient for many commuters. Due to a large number of Japanese corporations, the neighborhood also offers many Japanese grocery stores, confectionery stores as well as a hair salon, which makes it convenient for Japanese workers.
Grand Central Station
The United Nation is located between 42nd street and 48th street overlooking the East River. The 39-story building is the secretariat office building, and the UN General Assembly is held in the smaller building next door. Because of the presence of the UN headquarter, there are many embassies located in this neighborhood. Murray Hill is a popular residential area among young professionals who prefer convenient location and relatively low rent.
United Nations Headquarters
Midtown East offers many picturesque skyscrapers in NYC. Such as the landmark Grand Central Station, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York), and the famous Chrysler Building Art Deco-style skyscraper is also located in this area. MetLife Building and the numerous beautiful office buildings along Park Avenue make this area the center of NYC’s Business district.
Fifth Avenue is famous for many high-end department stores and luxury boutiques such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. It is a popular area for shopping among tourists. The famous Luxury jewelry retailer, Tiffany is also located in the area, which is always packed with customers. Because of its close proximity to the United Nations Headquarters, the security in this area is higher compared to other areas of Manhattan. Sumitomo Real Estate Sales’ Rental Office service is also located in this area near the United Nations.
Sumitomo Executive Suite lounge area
There are many Japanese shops around this district ranging from Japanese grocery stores to bookstores, and restaurants. Japanese grocery stores include Sunrise Mart, Katagiri, and Dainobu, which are convenient stores to get lunch. Cafe Zaiya is a popular eat-in restaurant with its own bakery. A famous organic supermarket chains “Trader Joe's” also opened in this area. Food court Urbanspace Vanderbilt which offers about 20 popular food vendors and restaurants is always crowded with people after work in the evening.
Grand Central Station offers more than 30 restaurants and a variety of 70 retail stores that serve every need for commuters and tourists for dining and shopping.
The food court on the concourse level houses Shake Shack and the Grand Central Oyster Bar. The Grand Central Market is located on the ground level between the Graybar Building and the 4, 5, and 6 subway lines on Lexington Avenue, and it feature 13 local vendors offering high-quality fresh produce, sweets and prepared foods.
Grand Central Station Food Court Great Northern Food Hall
Grand Central Oyster Bar
Grand Central Market
The many subway options in Midtown East make the area very convenient to travel. The transportation hub, Grand Central Station, provides many transportation options including the subway lines for the 4, 5, 6 and 7 trains, as well as the Metro-North Railroad, which contain the Hudson Line, Harlem Line, and New Haven Line.
Subway: 7 to Grand Central | 4,5,6 to Grand Central | 7 to Fifth Ave. | E,M to Fifth Ave.-53rd. St. | 6 to 51st St. | E,M to 53rd St.-Lexington Ave. | 4,5,6 to 59th St.-Lexington Ave.
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