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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Midtown East, New York

Midtown East, spans from 42nd Street north to 59th, and East of Fifth Avenue to the East River, a mixture of business/commerce and classic architecture. This area contains some of the most iconic landmarks in New York like Grand Central Terminal, one of the largest and most stunning train stations in the world, the United Nations headquarters, plus it's home to renowned department stores including Lord & Taylor, Bergdorf Goodman and the original Saks Fifth Avenue. An ideal location puts residents a short walk from famed attractions including Central Park, one of the most spectacular city parks in the world. Midtown East is filled with luxury skyscraper condos and co-ops featuring breathtaking city views and sensational modern amenities, its contemporary feel is complemented by classic brownstones and historic landmarks like the Art Deco landmark Waldorf Astoria hotel, and St. Patrick's Cathedral, a Gothic Revival masterpiece built on Fifth Avenue in 1878. Professionals and families work side by side in this safe and convenient neighborhood that affords access to attractions and transportation.

Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Goodman is still unique to New York, since so many others have branched out to become national chains. Get your favorites from Alexander McQueen to Zac Posen in a grand setting that only Bergdorf affords.
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St Patrick's Cathedral

St Patrick's Cathedral was built to demonstrate religious freedom, and was paid for with pledges from some prominent people and also with contributions from the poor. This Cathedral belongs, in spirit, to the people of past and future generations, the way all religious buildings should.
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Empire State Building

The City's most iconic skyscraper has entranced New Yorkers since its completion in 1931. The Empire State Building is lit up every night in a variety of colors to mark holidays and special events (red, pink and white for Valentine's Day; lavender for Pride Week; green for St. Patrick's Day) and it is visible from most of Manhattan and its environs and acts as a landmark for tourists and locals to orient themselves. Visit the 86th- and 102nd-floor observation decks (immortalized in King Kong and An Affair to Remember) for spectacular and panoramic views of the City by day or night.
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Grand Central Terminal

Meet me under the clock! The romance of New York, the lure of arrival and departure—all this is captured in the beautiful interior and exterior of Grand Central Terminal. The Grand Central Terminal is one of the few remaining historic train stations in the United States. The station underwent a two-year restoration project that was completed in 1998 and which returned its 1913 grandeur, including the ceiling's blue and gold-leaf zodiac mural, illuminated with thousands of lights. You can visit the famous Grand Central Oyster Bar or stop by the many restaurants, pubs and shops.
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Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel, located in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan, New York City, is a landmark 20-story luxury hotel and condominium apartment building with a height of 250 ft (76 m) and length of 400 ft (120 m) that occupies the west side of Grand Army Plaza, from which it derives its name, and extends along Central Park South in Manhattan. The hotel's main entrance at 768 Fifth Avenue faces the southern portion of Grand Army Plaza which commemorates the Union Army in the Civil War. The Plaza Hotel offers its guests and residences many services including a butler on every floor, baby-sitting and concierges, a shopping mall, the Palm Court under the restored stained glass ceiling, the Champagne Bar located in the hotel lobby with views of Grand Army Plaza, the Edwardian Room, the Terrace Room, the Rose Club, the Grand Ball Room, the Plaza Food Hall by Todd English, as well as meeting rooms and conference rooms.

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United Nations Plaza

One of the most famous landmarks of the city is the swooping curved facade of the United Nations General Assembly building and the stark green glass of the Secretariat building towering above it all set behind the inspiring row of all 192 member nation flags. Though the UN Headquarters are located in New York, UN is considered international territory that has its own security force, fire department, and post office (with its own stamps). Tours of the inside are available Monday through Friday from 9:45am to 4:45pm (in 17 languages) and last approximately 45 minutes.

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The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum began as the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), one of the preeminent art collectors and cultural benefactors in the United States. Today, more than a century after its founding in 1906, the Morgan serves as a museum, independent research library, music venue, architectural landmark, and historic site. In October 2010, the Morgan completed the first-ever restoration of its original McKim building, Pierpont Morgan’s private library, and the core of the institution. In tandem with the 2006 expansion project by architect Renzo Piano, the Morgan now provides visitors unprecedented access to its world-renowned collections of drawings, literary and historical manuscripts, musical scores, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, printed books, photography, and ancient Near Eastern seals and tablets.

Waldorf Astoria

The Waldorf Astoria New York is a luxury hotel in Manhattan, New York City. The hotel has been housed in two historic landmark buildings in New York. The first, bearing the same name, was built in two stages, which accounts for its dual name. The original hotel, situated on Astor properties along Fifth Avenue, was completed in 1893 and designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh. It was demolished in 1929 to make way for the construction of the Empire State Building. The present building, at 301 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, is a 47-story 190.5 m (625 ft) Art Deco landmark designed by architects Schultze and Weaver, which was completed in 1931. The current hotel was the world's tallest hotel from 1931 until 1963, when it was surpassed by Moscow's Hotel Ukraina by 7 metres (23 ft). An icon of glamour and luxury, the current Waldorf Astoria is one of the world's most prestigious and best known hotels.

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Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco style skyscraper in New York City, located on the east side of Manhattan in the Turtle Bay area at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. At 1,046 feet (319 m), the structure was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. It is still the tallest brick building in the world, albeit with an internal steel skeleton. The Chrysler Building is a classic example of Art Deco architecture and considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest buildings in New York City. In 2007, it was ranked ninth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.

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Chanin Building

The Chanin Building is a brick and terra-cotta skyscraper located at 122 East 42nd Street, at the corner of Lexington Avenue, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Built by Irwin S. Chanin in 1929, it is 56 stories high, reaching 197.8 metres (649 ft) excluding the spire and 207.3 metres (680 ft) including it. It was designed by Sloan & Robertson in the Art Deco style, with the assistance of Chanin's own architect Jacques Delamarre, and it incorporates architectural sculpture by Rene Paul Chambellan.

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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Midtown East, New York