Neigborhoods

Midtown East

Midtown East is perhaps best known for grand midtown hotels like the Waldorf-Astoria, breathtaking skyscrapers (The Chrysler Building), elite Clubs (University Club) and the United Nations, Midtown East is also the home of the first luxury cooperative buildings built along the East River. Some members of the affluent society of the 1930s opted to live lavishly in this area at such coveted addresses as 2 Beekman, designed by renowned architect Rosario Candela, and 2 Sutton Place South designed by architect Emory Roth. The Beekman/Sutton area and Turtle Bay also house some of the most beautiful townhouses on the East Side. World-famous landmarks include the newly restored Grand Central Station, The New York Public Library’s main branch, Saks Fifth Avenue, the Citicorp Building, St. Bartholomew’s Church, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Central Synagogue. This area is home to many executives and diplomats who enjoy the convenience of strolling to work. Grand Central and Metro North make transportation into and out of the city quite convenient while the Midtown Tunnel also provides an easy entrance and exit. Subway stops: 6 to 51st Street; E, V to 53rd Street