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 $275.0K 115 $1,061 95
1 BR $389.5K 243 $1,175 112
2 BR $500.0K 196 $1,404 137
3 BR $1.25M 63 $1,561 130


Avg. Price/SqFt.

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