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Midtown West Apartments
Midtown West apartments are located near or in the heart of some of the busiest, most built-upon, most frequently visited patches of real estate on the planet. Rental apartments in the area are prized for their convenient location, the larger neighborhood defined as anything within the borders of 14th Street to the south, 59th Street to the north, Fifth Avenue to east and the Hudson River to the west. This includes such diverse communities as Chelsea, Hells Kitchen (more commonly known as Clinton these days), the Garment District, Koreatown, the Theater District as well as Central Park South/Midtown.
In fact, unlike Midtown East, which does have a defined area outside of the neighborhoods that make up the entire Midtown East area, Midtown West doesn't really have it's own area, aside from a narrow strip above Hell's Kitchen. If someone tells you they live in Midtown West, there's a good chance they are referring to either Clinton, the Theater District, or the Garment District.
Rental apartments in the neighborhoods of Chelsea and Clinton often have a much more residential in feel than those located in other parts of the area, especially those within buildings located on the streets, as opposed to the avenues. Apartments come in all sizes, from small studios to lavish, luxury penthouses, and can be found within buildings of every architectural style and type, including contemporary high-rises, 100-year-old brownstones and townhouses, elegant pre-war brick apartments, four- and five-story walk-ups.
Living in Midtown West
Apartments in the area, particularly those north of 34th Street, are within walking distance of the international corporate headquarters of such major publishing and print and broadcast media companies as Hearst, Time-Warner, Conde Nast, and Bertelsmann AG (which owns Random House). Apartments in Midtown West also share space with some of the world's great cultural centers, from the theaters of Broadway to the masterpieces within the Museum of Modern Art to the classical performances at the renowned Carnegie Hall to the more than 300 contemporary art dealers that make up the Chelsea gallery district.
Midtown West apartments are shoulder-to-shoulder with numerous New York City landmarks, instantly recognizable around the world, such as the neon-lit Times Square (where more than a million people come each year to ring in the New Year—and more than a billion watch the festivities on television); the regal New York Public Library, guarded by lions in front and with the wonderful, community-focused Bryant Park to its rear; the "world's most famous arena" Madison Square Garden, home of the New York Knicks and Rangers; and the imposing Time Warner Center overlooking the recently redesigned and renovated Columbus Circle, the gateway to Central Park and the Upper West Side.
And although many residents of Midtown West rental apartments take advantage of their proximity to the commercial centers and skyscrapers of the neighborhood by walking to work, transportation options are numerous, with almost every subway line in the entire MTA system passing through the area. World-class shopping, entertainment and dining open abound in the area, including four of the city's six four-star restaurants Per Se, Masa, Jean Georges, and Le Bernardin, as well as huge numbers of much more affordable—and on terms own terms, equally delicious—eateries of all description.