Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published May 30th 2011
Midtown is located in Manhattan and is home to the world's most famous commercial area which includes the Rockefeller Center, Broadway and Times Square. The Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building is also located in Midtown. Three major new networks have their headquarters in Midtown.
Of course everyone wants to visit the Empire State Building on their trip to New York but it is worth the wait in line and the price. This building was erected in 1931 when America was skyscraper crazy and was finished in just 13 months. During construction 4 and ½ stories of framework rose each week and it is the fastest rising skyscraper ever built. In the SoHo section of New York City is the "Eleven Man Monument" which is dedicated to the men who built the Empire State Building.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) contains works of arts by some of the world's best known artists. It is by far the best modern art museum in New York City and probably the best in the whole world. The museum has undergone a renovation in the last ten years in which more space has been opened and more natural lighting has been created. The museum has an onsite restaurant that serves food that not only tastes good but looks as good as the art work.
St. Patrick's Cathedral with its soaring twin 330 foot spires is the country's largest Catholic churches and is one of New York's greatest architectural sights. Building began in 1850 and took over 20 years to complete. It has seating for 2,500 people, many altars, spectacular stained glass windows and a 7,300 pipe organ. It is opened everyday and the public is invited to come inside for a bit of quite time.
The place to eat in Midtown is The Russian Tea Room. This restaurant was founded in 1927 by the Russian Imperial Ballet and has become the hot spot for actors, writers, and directors. The food is expensive but good. There is an afternoon tea every day with teas from around the world.
Central Park located in the heart of Midtown is a spot where you can canoe, ride bikes, take your pet for a walk or just do nothing. The park contains over 700 acres of land and was the first landscaped park in the country.
Midtown is the place to begin your visit to New York City.