The heart of the city, Midtown East offers both convenience and luxury. Popular among business executives who prefer to live and work in the same area, Midtown East has all the requisite ingredients of a premier residential neighborhood: luxury buildings, historic landmarks, world-class shops, fine-dining restaurants and access to public transportation.
For those who enjoy the excitement of proverbial big-city living, Midtown East doesn't disappoint, from opulent dining at Le Cirque and Grand Central Oyster Bar to ice-skating at Rockefeller Center and shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Known for its world-class shopping and dining, the Midtown East area also boasts some of the city's most prestigious houses of worship, anchored by the Neo-gothic-style landmark St. Patrick's Cathedral, the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. Other important religious institutions include St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, St. Peter's Church and the Central Synagogue.
In this densely populated area, buildings are a prime attraction -- whether soaring skyscrapers such as the Chrysler Building or the exquisitely restored Grand Central Terminal. By virtue of its many tourist attractions, Midtown East is also home to several noteworthy hotels, including the Four Seasons, the Waldorf Astoria and the St. Regis.
As Midtown East's main transportation hub, Grand Central Terminal provides access to the 4, 5, 6 and 7 trains, and shuttle to Times Square, as well as Metro North commuter rail. Of course, public transportation for residents of Midtown East is almost an afterthought as many people move to the area precisely for its central location and ability to navigate the city primarily on foot.