Midtown West, from 34th Street to 57th Street, from Fifth Avenue to the Hudson River.
Give my regards to Broadway — and let me live there in a luxury Midtown West condo while you’re at it. The formerly low-rise neighborhood west of Fifth Avenue has recently allowed some luxury high-rises, and the doorman condos often offer views to the river and beyond. The center of Midtown West is Clinton, which boasts new state-of-the-art condominiums like the Orion and Platinum, and to be in one of these high-rises when Times Square is gussied up in its neon best is breathtaking.
In general, the Midtown West neighborhood is walk-to-work for any number of people, from the aspiring Broadway hopefuls who share brownstone apartments and co-ops to the corporate executives who head to Rockefeller Center. The neighborhood is home to a number of Manhattan arts institutions, such as Carnegie Hall and Alvin Ailey, and the northern end is close enough to Central Park that the park’s quiet and greenery are star attractions. For dining, whether fine or casual, Midtown West co-op and condo dwellers hit Ninth Avenue, the area’s restaurant strip. In the winter, the Times Square area’s big draw is the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, unmatched anywhere else in the world. During the summer, many Midtown West residents head to Bryant Park for the luxury of free movie screenings and jazz concerts.