"As soon as I was old enough (1964), I got myself to New York. I learned the subway, went to (now long gone) little movie theaters, sketched in the Bleecker St. Café, and saw everything at the Museum of Modern Art. I was going to college in Brooklyn and found the best free thing to do in New York was to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, and it still is, although now I usually do it from Manhattan and then stroll along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The two best movie theaters in NY are now the Film Forum on West Houston St. and the Paris on 58th St. just west of 5th Ave. (You'll understand why when you go.) If you're walking around Midtown, you'll appreciate the bathrooms at the fabulous Japanese department store, Takashimaya, on 5th Ave. between 54th & 55th. The best place for breakfast is the Dining Room at the Neue Gallery, 5th Ave. & 86th, home to the world's most ... [more]
Lloyd Ziff, Photographer
Midtown extends from 59th Street to 34th Street, from the Hudson River to the East River, and includes many smaller neighborhoods: Clinton, the newly gentrified Hell’s Kitchen (including Alvin Ailey's new digs), the Theatre District, the Garment District, Murray Hill, Turtle Bay, and Sutton Place. Midtown itself is often divided into East Midtown and West Midtown, but the heart of Midtown is Fifth Avenue. Street addresses project east and west from Fifth Avenue.
Midtown is congested with buildings famous, grand, modern, enormous, or lackluster. Here you will find the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, and the Seagram Building. You will also find the areas of Bryant Park, the Jacob Javits Convention Center, Times Square, and the United ...