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Neighborhoods to Explore in New York City

Staying in Midtown is a smart choice when deciding where to stay in New York City. You are centrally located to the city’s most in-demand tourist attractions and some of the local’s most-loved neighborhoods. Experience world-class dining in Hell’s Kitchen. Purchase the finest clothes in the Garment District, then see a Broadway show in the Theater District.

Hell’s Kitchen

Streets of the Hells Kitchen

While this neighborhood may have a colorful name, it is worth a visit. It was once an industrial area located to the west of tourist-centric Midtown. It was also once a much larger area. Over the decades, the southern area was sectioned off and turned into Hudson yards. This was developed into an incredibly modern residential area. In contrast, the original remaining Hell’s Kitchen retained its old-school gritty feel. Instead of industrial, it has become a residential area famous for being a hub of restaurants. Visitors from all over the world travel to New York City to experience the delightful offerings of the chefs in Hell’s Kitchen.

Garment District

People are crossing the street in garment district

For those who love fashion, the Garment District is a neighborhood you must visit. It is home to the world-famous Macy’s Department Store and Harold Square. In addition, Seventh Avenue runs through the neighborhood, better known as Fashion Avenue. You will find everything from wholesale fashion sales to fabric stores and accessories here. Some of the world’s best designers craft unique and bold garments to sell in boutiques along the avenues.

Theater District

Theater District

One of the most visited neighborhoods in the city is the Theater District. Home to Times Square and Broadway, it is full of bright lights and energy. The streets are densely packed with flagship stores, world-known restaurants, and bustling theaters.  

An overwhelming amount of energy and action is happening at virtually all hours of the day and night. It is undoubtedly one of the most touristy areas of the city.

Lenox Hill

Aerial view of Lenox Hill

The Lenox Hill neighborhood is positioned next to Central Park. Because of this, it is an upscale area with classic brownstones lining the streets. The area is clean and quiet, with large trees on either side of the street. This creates a peaceful reprieve from the hustle of the city. It is also home to the Bloomingdale’s Department Store.


Aerial view of Midtown

At the heart of the city is Midtown. It is a gleaming example of everything that draws people to the city. Here, you will find towering skyscrapers that seem to touch the sky. It is one of the highest concentrations of skyscrapers in the world. For the locals, it is defined as the Avenue of the Americas. It is also the gateway to the Rockefeller Center.

Midtown East

Streets of Midtown East

The neighborhood of Midtown East is home to some of the city's most historic and expensive avenues. You will find Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue, Park Avenue, and Lexington Avenue here. It is also the neighborhood that the Chrysler Building, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Grand Central Station call home.  

Explore New York City Midtown and the unique neighborhoods surrounding it.