Neighborhood Guide

Midtown East

The population of Midtown East shrinks from about 200,000 in the daytime to barely more than 40,000 at night, which makes it tricky to evaluate: It obviously has abundant services during the day, but some businesses close up shop once the commuters are gone. That leaves residents (who pay a whopping $3,725 for the average two-bedroom) with some very expensive restaurants, as well as cheesy faux-Irish pubs. Still, it’s hugely convenient. And although you’ll sometimes hear that midtown has high crime rates, most of that is petty crime, like pickpocketing, directed at tourists; violent-crime rates are very low.


40th St. to 59th St., East River to Fifth Ave.

Subway Stations

7 to Grand Central | 4,5,6 to Grand Central | 7 to Fifth Ave. | E,V to Fifth Ave.-53rd. St. | 6 to 51st St. | E,V to 53rd St.-Lexington Ave. | 4,5,6 to 59th St.-Lexington Ave.

Midtown East Listings

Size Starting from Available Avg. $/Ft2 DOM
Studio $289.0K 71 $1,057 124
1 BR $360.0K 149 $1,194 114
2 BR $599.0K 96 $1,458 165
3 BR $1.5M 35 $1,705 152


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