How does it work in Midtown Manhattan

Midtown Manhattan in New York

Manhattan is seen as the most important part of New York City. Midtown Manhattan is one of the three parts that Manhattan Island can be divided into (the other two are Uptown and Downtown Manhattan). Midtown is the economic center of the city with dozens of skyscrapers. More than three million people work here every day, but the majority of them live elsewhere (commuters). You can find many of the world's famous buildings and squares here:


Times square

Times Square is sometimes referred to as the center of the world. Nowhere else do so many different cultures come together in one place. Times Square is at the intersection of 7th Avenue and Broadway. Broadway has been closed to traffic between 42nd and 47th Streets since 2009, so tourists can stroll comfortably. There is plenty of seating to relax and watch the goings on. Especially in the evening when it gets dark, the huge, glowing billboards dominate Times Square. You can't come back from your New York vacation without visiting Times Square!

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building, with its 103 floors and a height of 443 meters, was once the tallest building in New York. This honor is now due to the One World Trade Center. The Empire State Building was completed in 1931 and was the tallest building until it was replaced by the Twin Towers in 1972. After the attacks on the twin towers, the Empire State Building was again the tallest building in the city for a short time. The top of the Empire State Building shines a different color almost every day, and every color combination has a meaning. You can visit the Empire State Building daily.

Chrysler Building

One of the most beautiful buildings in Manhattan is the Chrysler Building. The Chrysler Building stands 319 meters tall and was New York's second tallest building for decades. Since the Chrysler building is not open to the public, but it is still well worth seeing, one should go to the Empire State Building; from there you have a wonderful view.

Top of the Rock and Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center is probably best known for its beautiful ice rink with the golden statue in winter. The center is located in the heart of Manhattan and consists of 14 buildings that were built between 1929 and 1940. The Top of the Rock observation deck has been in existence since 2008, from which one can see over Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and New Jersey.

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal is New York City's main train station, next to Penn Station. The Grand Central Terminal is also popularly known as Grand Central Station. In addition to the trains, five underground lines (4, 5, 6, 7 and S) also stop here. You should definitely visit Grand Central Terminal during your stay in New York, it is a must see.

Hotels in Midtown Manhattan

Midtown Manhattan is a perfect place to stay. Many major attractions can be found in this area. Hence, with a hotel in Midtown Manhattan, you can do a lot on foot. It is also the area with probably the most hotels in New York, so there is plenty to choose from. Good options are the Fairfield Inn Times Square (which has its own rooftop bar) and the Yotel. A comfortable but slightly more expensive hotel is the Marriott Marquis on Times Square.

How many neighborhoods does New York City have?

New York City has five so-called boroughs: the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan. You can find out more about the New York neighborhoods in this article.

Which part of New York should you stay in?

Most of the attractions are in Manhattan, so this is the best location to stay. Note that the prices are correspondingly more expensive - you can find alternatives to Manhattan in this overview of the New York neighborhoods.