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Top Choice Historic Building in Midtown

Grand Central Terminal

Completed in 1913, Grand Central Terminal – more commonly, if technically incorrectly, called Grand Central Station – is one of New York’s beaux-arts beauties. Adorned with Tennessee-marble floors and Italian-marble…
Top Choice Historic Building in Midtown

Empire State Building

This limestone classic was built in just 410 days – using seven million hours of labor during the Great Depression – and the views from its 86th-floor outdoor deck and 102nd-floor indoor deck are heavenly. Alas, the…
Top Choice Historic Building in Midtown

Rockefeller Center

This 22-acre 'city within a city' debuted at the height of the Great Depression, with developer John D Rockefeller Jr footing the $100 million price tag. Taking nine years to build, it was America's first multiuse r…
Top Choice Museum in Midtown

Museum of Modern Art

Superstar of the modern-art scene, MoMA's galleries scintillate with heavyweights: Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Rothko, Pollock and Bourgeois. Since its founding in 1929, the museum has amassed …
Top Choice Area in Midtown

Times Square

Love it or hate it, the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Ave (aka Times Square) pumps out the NYC of the global imagination – yellow cabs, golden arches, soaring skyscrapers and razzle-dazzle Broadway marquees. …
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Al Hirschfeld Theatre

Originally the Martin Beck Theatre, this spectacular building was renamed in 2003 when it was purchased from the Beck family. When it opened in 1924 to great acclaim, it proceeded to be the venue for some of Broadwa…
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre's shows have ranged from family-friendly Annie all the way to uproarious The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, with nearly as wild an ownership ride as well – bought and sold numerous times…
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Richard Rodgers Theatre

This theater opened in 1926 and is unique for several reasons. One, it was the first to allow all patrons to enter through the same set of doors (generally there were separate entrances for the less expensive ticket…
Top Choice Japanese in Midtown

Totto Ramen

There might be another two branches in Midtown, but purists know that neither beats the tiny 20-seat original. Write your name and number of guests on the clipboard and wait your turn. Your reward: extraordinary ram…
Top Choice Seafood in Midtown

Le Bernardin

The interiors may have been subtly sexed-up for a 'younger clientele' (the stunning storm-themed triptych is by Brooklyn artist Ran Ortner), but triple-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin remains a luxe, fine-dining holy …