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

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

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

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

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The neighborhood is a mecca of Japanese cuisine. Many of the best Japanese restaurants in the city are only a few blocks away. The famous Sparks steakhouse and Smith & Wollensky (as featured in The Devil Wears Prada) are also nearby. Cipriani, Pershing Square Cafe, Grand Central Oyster Bar are some other famous restaurants in the neighborhood. Many other restaurants from all corners of the world: Turkish, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Chinese. Bonus: Ess-a-Bagel is only a few blocks away. Hunger is definitely out of the question!"

The Residential Side Behind The Rush

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The streets are lively at all times, packed with trendy restaurants and bars. Subway lines are around the corner and you can comfortably walk to 5th avenue, Central Park or 42nd street."

Towers That Define the Skyline

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Getting Around in The City That Never Sleeps

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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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