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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

Chrysler Building

Designed by William Van Alen in 1930, the 77-floor Chrysler Building is prime-time architecture: a fusion of Moderne and Gothic aesthetics, adorned with steel eagles and topped by a spire that screams Bride of Frank…
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 multi-use …
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 view from its 86th-floor outdoor deck and 102nd-floor indoor deck are heavenly. Alas, the …
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 Historic Building in Midtown

Radio City Music Hall

This spectacular Moderne movie palace was the brainchild of vaudeville producer Samuel Lionel 'Roxy' Rothafel. Never one for understatement, Roxy launched his venue on 23 December 1932 with an over-the-top extravaga…
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Kinky Boots

Adapted from a 2005 British indie film, Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper’s smash hit Kinky Boots tells the story of a doomed English shoe factory unexpectedly saved by Lola, a business-savvy drag queen. Its solid c…
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 …
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Eugene O'Neill Theater

Subversive, obscene and ridiculously hilarious, Book of Mormon, a cutting musical satire, is the work of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez. Winner of nine Tony Awards,…