Home to the most famous skyscrapers and buildings including the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building, the neighbourhood stretches from 30th Street to 59th Street on the West Side of Fifth Avenue, and comprises commercial zones like Rockefeller Center and Times Square.
Midtown West is surrounded by the Theatre District, Roosevelt Island, Kips Bay, Chelsea and Times Square. It is well connected to the JFK Airport and Laguardia and you can reach the former in 30 minutes by cab and the latter in 20 minutes.
Let us look at some of the most famous attractions in Midtown West.
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
This is a military and maritime history museum founded in the year 1982. It displays the submarine USS Growler, a Lockheed A-12 supersonic plane, the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid and the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center is a Jazz venue that comprises part of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and is situated south of the main Lincoln Center campus and adjacent to Columbus Circle. It is housed inside the Time Warner Center.
Designed by the famous architect Rafael Viñoly and constructed by Turner-Santa Fe. The venue is totally committed to jazz with a hint of other genres.
Comprising 19 commercial buildings, Rockefeller Center covers 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets in New York City. It is a communal gathering place where people work, get together, take pictures, eat, drink and have fun. With as many as 50 eateries here, there is a lot to choose from.
Museum of Modern Art
An art museum located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, Museum of Modern Art is the most influential museum in the world and is an assortment of contemporary art including paintings, drawing, illustrated books, sculptures, films and electronic media.
If you are an art enthusiast, you could also go to the library in the museum that comes with 300,000 books and exhibition catalogues, over 40,000 files of ephemera about individual artists and groups and more than 1,000 periodical titles.
Well adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square is a major commercial crossroad. It is located at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. With more than 330,000 people passing through this attraction daily, it is rightly referred as the Crossroads of the World.
A few more attractions include St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York Public Library, New York City Ballet and The Plaza Hotel. Go on to explore more. There are plenty of hotels and serviced apartments in Midtown West. Take your pick and enjoy a lovely short stay in New York.