Endless entertainment options and incessant activity that make sure NYC never sleeps.

Midtown’s one-of-a-kind sites make braving its crammed streets and dodging its honking taxis worth it. Home to the island’s central business district, Midtown boasts the majority of Manhattan’s skyscrapers, including the Empire State building and the Chrysler Building. This on-the-go neighborhood is renowned for more than its famous architecture—it’s also home to an abundance of hotspots and niche destinations like Koreatown.

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On the Map

Midtown is within Manhattan and bordered by Flatiron District, Kips Bay, Chelsea, Murray Hill, Hell's Kitchen, Roosevelt Island, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, and Midtown East

JFK Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
Laguardia: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: Is in Midtown!
Wall Street / Financial District: 22 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Midtown: New York City's High-Powered Hub

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Shopping and Sightseeing in the Center of New York City

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Quiet Moments in Midtown

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It's nice to find silence amid the noise of Midtown.

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In the center of the city, those moments are always fleeting.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Jacob Krupnick

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Jacob Krupnick is a director and photographer from Brooklyn. In 2011, he released the feature-length dance film "Girl Walk // All Day", a non-stop music video shot entirely in the streets of NYC. Since then, he’s spent his time creating one-of-a-kind, immersive screening experiences all over the world. Shooting for Airbnb was a great excuse for Jacob to wander the city with a camera in hand, thinking about what best defines the feel of a neighborhood.