Although Midtown South Central’s exact borders are a technical grey area, this neighborhood can loosely be described as all the 30 streets between Madison Avenue and 8th Avenue.
Herald Square is the center point of this neighborhood, home to giant department store Macy’s, which is the size of an entire city block. If you enjoy shopping, you will find that swiping your credit card on a daily basis will be a breeze. If department store shopping isn’t your scene, you’ll still be able to find all your basic necessities at the Manhattan Mall on 33rd Street and at the endless clothing and accessory chain stores. What the area lacks in small grocery stores, it makes up for with unlimited cafes, delis and restaurants that are open around the clock.
There is no lack of transportation in this central Manhattan hub. Residents of Midtown South Central will be in prime commuter territory with Penn Station located on 7th and 33rd street. Easy access to Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road, New Jersey Transit, Buses and of course MTA, means renting in Midtown South Central couldn’t be more ideal for people with weekend homes or relatives on Long Island, Upstate or our tri-state neighbors.
Seventh Avenue is also home to Madison Square Garden, where you’ll be able to witness action-packed professional sports and seat-filling musicians take the stage of this famous New York arena. Proximity to Manhattan’s Koreatown means authentic Korean dining at Don’s Bogam, Cho Dang Gol, BCD Tofu House and hole-in-the-wall ramen joints that the tourists don’t know about. A slew of Irish pubs, both authentic and Americanized, can also be found here, although its mostly to appeal to the travelers coming out of Penn Station.
The real appeal of this area is its closeness to so many other neighborhoods. Chelsea, Times Square, Midtown Center, Flatiron District and Murray Hill are all short walks away in various directions. The 1, 2 and 3 lines can be accessed at Penn Station, with the N, Q, R, F, M, B and D available at Herald Square.
|Building Address||# no-fee apts|
|990 6 Avenue||145|
|50 West 34 Street||144|
|125 West 31 Street||116|
|100-114 WEST 31 STREET||46|
|35 West 33 Street||45|
|121 Madison Avenue||32|