Midtown Manhattan Self Guided Walking Tours and Printable Maps

Midtown Manhattan (New York City) is home to iconic landmarks, such as Carnegie Hall, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, Times Square and the Broadway Theater District. The nucleus of Midtown Manhattan ranges from 31st to 59th Streets and from Third to Ninth Avenue. This section of the city is the hub of the Manhattan’s central business district, the busiest commercial zone in the United States. It’s the setting for many of New York’s tallest and most luxurious hotels, including the Plaza and Waldorf-Astoria. Three of the nation’s top four television networks have their headquarters in Midtown. It is one of the world’s leading financial centers as well. Midtown is often referred to as Midtown East or Midtown West. The city police department divides the area into northern and southern sections.

Midtown Manhattan neighborhoods include Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen and Gramercy as well as the Flatiron and Meatpacking Districts. It’s in this geographical location that you will find the Museum of Modern Art, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Penn and Grand Central Stations along with the United Nations headquarters complex. Well-known district thoroughfares include 5th Avenue, 42nd Street, Madison Avenue and Broadway. Visitors will find several wonderful parks in the area including Bryant Park as well as the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum and numerous trendy restaurants and chic boutiques.


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