Midtown East

Sleek office buildings and towering condos shelter Manhattan’s high-power professionals.

An epicenter for ambitious professionals, Midtown East is home to many of Manhattan's best-dressed corporate experts. Wall Street entrepreneurs and 9-to-5 weekend warriors call this high-rise neighborhood home. Although Midtown East is all business by day, its residential community makes a strong evening showing at its myriad restaurants and bars. Outside of the bar scene, Midtown East is home to choice boutiques for the shopping-savvy.

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On the Map

Midtown East is within Manhattan and Midtown and bordered by Flatiron District, Kips Bay, Murray Hill, Roosevelt Island, and Upper East Side

JFK Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
LaGuardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 13 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 22 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

The Rush of 9-to-5 in the Center of NYC

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The Residential Side Behind The Rush

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Towers That Define the Skyline

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Getting Around in The City That Never Sleeps

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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.