Midtown

Midtown’s endless entertainment options and incessant activity play a major role in shaping the city that 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 Times Square/Theatre District, Roosevelt Island, Murray Hill, Flatiron District, Kips Bay, Hell's Kitchen, Chelsea, Midtown East, and Upper East Side

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

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

Midtown: New York City's High-Powered Hub

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...the Garment District has also been known as the Fashion Center due to the dense concentration of fashion related shops (Macy's, Zara, Victoria's Secret, and many, many more...) The majority of New York showrooms and major fashion labels are located within this district, covering all aspects of the fashion process from design and production to the wholesale selling."

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.

Photography

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 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.

Jacob Krupnick

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