MIDTOWN WEST OVERVIEW
The midtown area west of Fifth Avenue from 34th to 59th
Street is an exciting area filled with beautiful Art Nouveau
facades, Art Deco movie houses, refurbished Broadway
theaters, towering theme stores, trendy restaurants and
It encompasses the popular Clinton neighborhood and Times Square, the core of Manhattan, which draws crowds morning,
noon and night to its stores, lights, billboards, and shows.
Midtown West has emerged as a perfect example of a
desirable, trendy, vibrant neighborhood that has it all.
CULTURE, ARTS AND SPORTS
Midtown West encompasses the Broadway theater district,
an area crammed with approximately 36 theaters, most of
which host world famous productions nightly, as well as
many other cultural treasures. The Museum of Modern Art
is an architectural landmark offering amazing exhibits.
Carnegie Hall presents concerts and events year round.
Revisit your favorite shows at the Museum of Television
and Radio. The American Craft Museum mounts wonderful
exhibits, has an extensive library open to members, and sells exhibition catalogues, crafts, and books. Radio City Music Hall
is a 6,000-seat Art Deco masterpiece known for live performances and Christmas/Easter spectaculars featuring the world famous Rockettes. Midtown West offers entertainment for all ages and tastes.
The area offers quick access to Central Park and all it has to offer. A popular midtown oasis is the well-kept Bryant Park, a sprawling green located behind the New York Public Library between 40th and 42nd Streets. Concrete chess tables, park benches, and scores of wrought-iron chairs line the tree-shaded walkways. During the summer, the park plays host to live jazz and comedy concerts and free outdoor film screenings. Off-season, one can find huge tents housing fashion shows, circuses, and other events.
Another favorite outdoor venue is Rockefeller Plaza, famous for its spectacular Christmas tree, beautifully landscaped walkways and winter ice skating rink - which transforms into an outdoor cafe in the summer months.
There are dozens of health clubs in the area including the country club styled state of the art Sports Club/LA at Rockefeller Center.
Culture & Commercial Centers
FOOD AND DINING
Midtown West food shoppers have access to conventional supermarkets like Food Emporium and D'Agostinos as well as the best in gourmet stores including Dean & De Luca. The neighborhood is literally strewn with bodegas, small delis and mom and pop grocery stores.
The area is also known for some of Manhattan's most highly rated restaurants. "21" Club, is a landmark restaurant, with a men's-club atmosphere and a lively downstairs bar. Le Bernardin, is considered by many to be the best seafood restaurant in New York City. The Carnegie Deli is the place to buy a massive pastrami or brisket sandwich. The list of great eateries goes on and on.
The city never sleeps in Midtown West — you can find someplace to hang 24/7 here. Favorite bars include the vintage Film Center Café, which opened in the 1930s, the Morell Wine Bar where you can sample a 100 different wines and the total wine list includes over 2,000 varieties, and for a change of pace, the Russian Vodka Room, where you can experience vodka in all its flavorful forms.
La Bonne Soupe
The Pump Energy Food
There are endless shopping options in the area. For starters, Macy's flagship location, the biggest department store in the world, is here. Proximity to Seventh Avenue's Garment District means cool stores like Clothingline which features weekly designer sample sales. Other cool boutiques include Domus, a fabulous eclectic housewares shop, which stocks a colorful mix of European imports, and vintage goods. Along 57th Street you can find upscale boutiques. The west side of Fifth Avenue offers high end department stores like Bendel's and Bergdorf Goodman.
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In addition, Midtown West offers convenient access to Penn Station, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and ferries to New Jersey.
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Midtown West public schools include Environmental Studies High School, The High School of Graphic Communication Arts, and PS 212 Midtown West, an elementary school with a unique teacher-designed curriculum providing enrichment for all in art, creative writing, hands-on science and instrumental music.
Private schools include the Sacred Heart School of Jesus and Holy Cross School serving K through 8th graders.
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the famous Parson's School of Design, and the State University & College of Optometry are also located in the area.
Midtown West offers a wide array of housing. Many century-old buildings have been renovated and converted into co-ops, condos and rentals. New luxury high rises have been built along the main avenues and boulevard streets and especially near Central Park. The Clinton area includes approximately 20 streets lined with charming brick row houses and distinctive brownstones, lush trees and garden boxes.
The neighborhood is filled with a diversity of residents and has become popular with young professionals, many of whom work in the theater, fashion industry, performing arts or in Midtown corporate offices.