Midtown West contains NYC’s world-renowned commercial zones such as Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square. There are many luxury developments and hotels on 57th Street between Fifth Avenue and Eighth Avenue. Whole Foods Market and various stores are located at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, providing convenient shopping options to commuters. New York Public Library Main Branch is famous for its Beaux-Arts architecture and the classic interior; and Bryant Park is popular for its open green space and Winter Village.
New York Public Library Main Branch
Midtown West has many long-term residents and a large number of artists. It attracts professional dance performers & actors because Broadway, Lincoln Center, and many dance studios are located nearby. 57th Street between Fifth Avenue & Eighth Avenue is called Billionaire’s row with a lot of new skyscraper luxury residential buildings on this street as well as Central Park South. For example, “One57”, a 75-story skyscraper luxury residential buildings located on 57th Street, and the building has a new Park Hyatt Hotel.
Central Park South
Korean Town is located on 32nd Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway. There are a lot of Korean restaurants on this street. The supermarket, H-Mart carries many Asian food products including Japanese food.
The east side of Midtown West is the country's largest commercial, entertainment, and media center with a residential area to its west. Times Square is a major commercial intersection, and an entertainment center with the Broadway Theater District where 50 musicals are performed every night. It is also famous for the NYE countdown. Hell's Kitchen, also known as Clinton has many restaurants on 46th Street and is popular among theatregoers. The area has become safer with a lot of newly developed luxury apartments.
Fifth Avenue has many luxury department stores and boutiques such as Bergdorf Goodman. Bergdorf Goodman carries luxury fashion brands and the store’s window displays are known to be iconic. Macy's Herald Square, which mainly carries American brands, is located on Herald Square in the intersection of Broadway, Sixth Avenue, and 34th Street. The building's 2.5 million square feet (almost 232,258 square meters) makes it one of the world's largest department stores.
There are many hotels, supermarkets, restaurants, and 24-hour stores located around this area. A flea market called “Hell's Kitchen Market” is held every weekend. There are many luxury hotels on the East of the area, such as the Hyatt Hotel and the Plaza Hotel. Plaza Hotel is a 19th Century luxury hotel with elegant French-style rooms. Their suite room offers a view of the City or Central Park. The Plaza Food Hall in the basement is a popular food court with lots of high quality food vendors.
The Plaza Hotel
The Plaza Hotel
The Plaza Food Hall
Numerous stylish and affordable restaurants are located in Hell’s Kitchen. They are filled with moviegoers and theatergoers, and there is a variety of international cuisine restaurants along Ninth Avenue. Japanese Sushi and Izakaya (bar food) restaurants in this area are particularly popular for locals. A Japanese grocery store - Dainobu’s 2nd store is also located in this area.
For sweets lover, Junior’s in the Theater District is famous for its New York-style cheesecake and Amy's Bread is popular for their handmade artisanal breads and pastries.
Penn Station is the main railroad station in NYC and provides easy train and subway access. There is also a bus terminal called Port Authority located between Eighth Avenue and Ninth Avenue between 40th Street and 42nd Street, which is the main gateway for interstate buses into Manhattan, providing long & short distance bus service.
Subway: 7,Q,R,S,N,W to Times Square | 1,2,3 to Times Square | A,C,E to 42nd St.-Port Authority | B,D,F,M to 42nd St.-Bryant Park | B,D,F,M,N,Q,R,W to Herald Sq. | 1,2,3 to 34th St.-Penn Station | A,C,E to 34th St.-Penn Station | B,D,F,M to Rockefeller Center | N,R,W to 49th St. | 1 to 50th St. | C,E to 50th St. | B,D,E to Seventh Ave. | F to 57th St. | N,Q,R,W to 57th St. | 1,A,B,C,D to Columbus Circle | 7 to 34th St.-Hudson Yards
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