Neighborhood Information for Midtown South Central, Manhattan
Living in Midtown South
If America is the great melting pot, Midtown South is one of its more complex morsels. There are all kinds of people renting all kinds of apartments here, but mostly it's a commercial area. Manhattan's Midtown South (or Midtown South Central) is a catchall conglomeration that includes parts of Murray Hill, the Tenderloin, Rose Hill, Koreatown, and NoMad. It doesn't so much have its own character as a whole cast of them.
On the map, Midtown South falls between Sixth and Park Avenue, running from 23rd up to 42nd streets, but skirting Herald Square. It's about 25 square blocks of big city, and a lot of it means business.
Midtown South Lifestyle and Entertainment
Midtown South is bustling with restaurants, shops, and bars. Check out the Shake Shack in Madison Square Park where you can get a seriously good burger if you don't mind the wait. For something more ethnic, try in Koreatown or the Texas barbeque at Hill Country on 26th Street. To mix cocktails and music, check out KaraokeDuet on West 35th Street. You can also find a quiet glass of wine at SD26. Having a hard time making up your mind? Maybe the New York Bartending School on West 39th will help!
For shopping, Midtown South Central covers most of your bases. 42nd Street Photo offers a classic New York retail experience. The area has pharmacies, outlets, bookstores, and more. Considering it's the middle of the city, you'll also be well set for parks. At the north end, there's Bryant Park with its popular summer outdoor movie series. Down in the south, there's Madison Square Park. In between? The Museum of Sex, of course!
Midtown South Info and the Rental Market
It's hard to put your finger on Midtown South. There are luxury apartments near Madison Park and on Park Avenue, but you can find less grand ones around as well. The area attracts primarily corporate types. Some are young singles commuting to Wall Street and others are part of older families. Regardless, a one-bedroom in Midtown South will run you around $3,000 a month.
Grand Central Station holds down the northeast corner of the neighborhood. You can jump an alphabet of subway lines within a few blocks. The N, R, B, D, F, M, and 6 trains all run through Midtown South stations. This is on top of the regular bus routes.
Midtown South Resources
The main branch of the New York Public Library can be found in Bryant Park. There's also the Science, Industry and Business Library on Madison Avenue and East 34th Street. There's no post office in the neighborhood, but there are two just outside its borders. Manhattan Community Board No. 5 oversees Midtown South
Midtown South Zip Codes
Zip codes serving Midtown South are 10001, 10010, and 10016.