Midtown West is a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City that has such world-famous commercial buildings as Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and the Empire State Building. Midtown also includes the new, revitalized Times Square and the Theater District, where world-famous Broadway productions wow audiences nightly.
Midtown Manhattan is the busiest single commercial district in the United States. The great majority of the city's skyscrapers, including most of its hotels and many apartment towers, lie within Midtown. More than 3 million commuters work in its offices, hotels, and retail establishments; the area also hosts many tourists, visiting residents, and students. Some areas, especially Times Square and Fifth Avenue, have massive clusters of retail establishments.
One of New York's premier cultural destinations, The Museum of Modern Art at West 53rd off Sixth Avenue, offers a luxury after-hours series with guided tours, live piano music, and wine-tasting. The area is also known for some of Manhattan's most highly rated restaurants, catering to affluent tourists and the high-powered business crowd.
Along Seventh Avenue Midtown becomes the Garment District near 31st. Here you can find the world famous Madison Square Garden, home of the New York Knicks and Rangers. The arena also host many concerts and events, so if your in the area check out the schedule. You will find Penn Station (LIRR and Path Trains) right below Madison Square Garden. Across the street is the NY Public Library. Right around 34th you can find Herald Square and Macy’s department store, famous for hosting the Thanksgiving day parade.
Most of the great Broadway theaters are near Times Square east and west of Broadway. You can check out the TKTS booth to get a good deal on shows. The lights of Times Square and the spectacular neon signs are a real draw for tourists. See the famous Times Building where the ball drops on New Years Eve. The MTV Studios draw a sidewalk crowd as well as the studios for Good Morning America. If you have kids you can stop by the biggest toy store in the world, the new Toys R US.