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Old 01-27-2007, 02:51 PM   #1
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Planning trip to NY question

Ok.....I'm very confused and not having much luck with google or I'm just not seeing what I want.

The confusion is this......Is Midtown and Times Square the same? If not, what the heck is Midtown and what does it consist of?

Reason I'm trying to find out is because we want to book our hotel near Times Square so that we can be within walking distance of all the great sites.

Thanks!

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Old 01-27-2007, 03:21 PM   #2
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Times Square is at West 43rd Street and Broadway. According to a map it's around midtown but New Yorkers have a much better understanding of what midtown really means.

The good thing about NYC is that the streets and in numerical order so you can tell how many blocks away something is by doing the math, as long as you stay on the same cross street.

I'm sure you'll get a better answer soon.

You could also look at a Mapquest map to get an idea where things are.
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:38 PM   #3
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Oh, not a New Yorker but I love NY. Geographically I'm would guess Times Square to be about midtown, but like Andy M. said, I'm sure you'll get some help with that question. I wanted to suggest for you to get the all day subway pass. I can't remember what it is called but you can get one at the subway stations. Much cheaper if you plan on getting on and off the subways several times a day.
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:42 PM   #4
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Times Square is in midtown. You will be in walking distance of many things. That is where I suggest you stay if you want to be in the middle of it all.
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:44 PM   #5
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Map of Midtown Manhattan (Manhattan, NY, New York, US) - Aaccessmaps.com
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:12 PM   #6
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Ok.....I'm very confused and not having much luck with google or I'm just not seeing what I want.

The confusion is this......Is Midtown and Times Square the same? If not, what the heck is Midtown and what does it consist of?

Reason I'm trying to find out is because we want to book our hotel near Times Square so that we can be within walking distance of all the great sites.

Thanks!
Sizz, Times Square is on 42nd St. (where you see the Ball come down on New Year's Eve), on the West side. As I recall the Broadway shows are not far. The streets go numerically -- so I considered the 50's to be 'Midtown.' Numerically - downtown is the lower #s -Uptown is the higher #s. Times Square use to be a bad area (derelict movie theatres & souvenier shops), BUT - I haven't been back in awhile, & 'The City' is always changing. You would be 'centrally' located & have access to cabs, buses & the subway. Bring tennis shoes, you'll be dong a lot of walking. I mentioned Frommer's because it's right on the mark for recommendations for hotels/restaurants, etc. Some landmarks I recall to help with #s/areas of Manhattan & the subway stops:

Delancy St - Lower East side

Katz's Delicatessan - Lower East Side -E Houston St - Katz's - New York, NY ("I'll have what she's having", LOL)

Greenwich Village (West 4th St) - shops, restaurants, etc.

Chinatown: New York City Chinatown > Manhattan

34th Street - Macy's (Hi-end dept stores), etc. - shopping (Remember Miracle on 34th St?)

34th St & (Fifth Ave?) - The Empire State bldg. - Look up - you can't miss it, lol Check out the observatory hours & restrictions.

42nd St - Times Square ("Give My Regards to Broadway, remember me to Herald square...")

Radio City Music Hall - On 6th Ave. - Between 50th & 51st St.

St. Patrick's Cathedral - 50th Street and Fifth Ave, just across the street from Rockefeller Center

59th St & Columbus Circle - Use to be one of the entrances to Central Park (You can walk from the west side to the east side thru the Park - in the upper 60s-70s, or take the bus/cab). Walk to The Boathouse, past Bethesda Fountain - rent a boat & row around the Park. Take a carriage ride around CP.

The Plaza Hotel - on the corner of Fifth Ave. & Central Park South (around 58th or 59th st) (Take a walk down Fifth or Madison Aves. - away from the Park)

Rockefeller Center - around 47th-50th st.

Lincoln Center - Upper West Side, between West 62nd and 65th Streets and Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.

72nd St - The Dakota (pic that I posted), subway stop & across the st from Central Park (Upper West side)

The Guggenheim Museum - Upper East side (88th st)? (You can get the exact address w a google, etc.)

161st St or 169th St (Where Yankee Stadium was/is?) Welcome to the Bronx LOL

125th St. - Harlem

Depending on which train your on - the subway will go on from the Bronx to Brooklyn - Coney Island (Nathan's)

The Statue of Liberty - If you don't feel up to walking all the stairs - I think you can hook up w the Staten Island Ferry (nominal charge or free?), & see it from the water. (I walked to the top, LOL.) The desk person & brochures at the desk will give directions.

Again, haven't been back in a long time. Hope that helps somewhat, geographically. Have a great trip.

P.S. If your on the Upper West Side (near CPW & the Dakota), could you wake up my doorman. (He's probably still asleep.)
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Old 01-28-2007, 01:46 PM   #7
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Sizz, we went up in November for the Macy's Thanksgiving parade and stayed near Times Square. Others have given you great tips and links and I would be happy to provide any other info if you don't find it in those.

You will be within walking distance of plenty of stuff - Radio City Music Hall, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center. From our hotel (50th and Broadway) it was about a $10 cab ride down to lower Manhattan (Ground Zero).

Have a great time!
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Old 01-28-2007, 02:13 PM   #8
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We both grew up in NYC (Brooklyn and the Bronx) and yes, Times Square is definitely in midtown.

If there are any boundaries to the place have never heard of them.

Two things youhave to do when there is eat the pizza and go to Chinatown.

There are many fantastic restaurants and shopping places, and the usual tourist attractions. But we almost never go back but when we do it is for the pizza and Chinatown.

Anything else is a lagniappe.
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Reason I'm trying to find out is because we want to book our hotel near Times Square so that we can be within walking distance of all the great sites.
"All" the great sites are by no means in Times Square, so it all depends upon what you mean by "great sites!" The only one I can think of that is near Times Square is the Empire State Building... and while that is a great site for sure, so also are The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, The Brroklyn Bridge, Gound Zero, Central Park, The Bronx Zoo, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center (don't miss a tour of their auditoriums, called the "Jewel Boxes"), none of which are walking distance from Times Square.

When are you planning to visit?
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:32 PM   #10
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"All" the great sites are by no means in Times Square, so it all depends upon what you mean by "great sites!" The only one I can think of that is near Times Square is the Empire State Building... and while that is a great site for sure, so also are The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, The Brroklyn Bridge, Gound Zero, Central Park, The Bronx Zoo, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center (don't miss a tour of their auditoriums, called the "Jewel Boxes"), none of which are walking distance from Times Square.

When are you planning to visit?
I agree, there are countless sites in the city and one person's best site can easily be eliminated from someone else's to do list. I understand the Top of the Rock is supposed to have a spectacular view. A boat cruise up the Hudson (or just around the city) is a great way to see everything.
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