Places

About the Neighborhood

It might throb with besuited office bees by day, but Manhattan’s midsection can be surprisingly calming when the commuters go home. Come nights and weekends, there’s something contemplative about wandering between its empty, skyscraping buildings—if, that is, you’re far enough from Times Square. Edge closer to Broadway (without actually getting there) and you’ll find boites, steakhouses and theaters that, whether grungy or highbrow, feel like the New York of yore—but with a dash of neon buzz.
 

The Puerto Rican Day parade, the city’s largest, shuts down 5th Avenue one Sunday each June.

Marble lions named Patience and Fortitude flank the New York Public Library.

Legend has it the four faces on Grand Central’s clock are made from priceless opal.

Ice-skating at Rockefeller Center is a Christmas tradition.

Around 330,000 people pass through NYC’s neon frenzy each day.

The lighting of the Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree signals the start of the season.

The 1930s-era Radio City Music Hall is an iconic place to see a show.

Across from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, an Art Deco bronze shows Atlas holding the heavens.

Treat yourself to an enormous steak at Keen’s on West 36th Street.

Prometheus guards the fountain at the Rockefeller Center.

 
 
 

Core Exclusives in this Neighborhood

  • 230 West 56th Street, 50F

    $8,950,000

    230 West 56th Street, 50F

    4 Beds / 3.5 Baths

     

  • 200 Central Park South, 21G

    $2,625,000

    200 Central Park South, 21G

    2 Beds / 2 Baths

     

  • 160 Central Park South, 660

    $1,195,000

    160 Central Park South, 660

    1 Bed / 1 Bath

     

  • 301 West 53rd Street, 17J

    $3,800/mo

    301 West 53rd Street, 17J

    1 Bed / 1 Bath

     

  • 1697 Broadway

    1697 Broadway