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|Midtown New York
|Midtown New York is the country’s largest and busiest commercial district. It is a leading center of the financial world. It also contains many of New York’s biggest tourist attractions, including the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, UN Headquarters, and Times Square.
|About Midtown New York
When you picture New York City’s skyscrapers, you’re picturing midtown. Along with the booming business and tourist trade, however, midtown contains some of the city’s most popular residential areas. Between commuters and tourists, the population of midtown during the day is five times greater than the actual residential population. This means that many places that are designed to cater to these day trippers should use a private shuttle service from John F Kennedy Airport early due to traffic, and should consider booking a return once Midtown rush hour has passed.
The large business district in midtown means a fairly short commute to work for most residents. Not only is walking to work a great way to get some daily exercise, it also saves residents from the frustration of the often unpredictable public transportation system.
Of course, walking to work does mean that you have to deal with the weather as it comes. At fifty inches of precipitation a year, New York is far from the wettest location in the country, but it does mean that you will need your umbrella an average of one hundred twenty two days per year. Summertime temperatures rarely get above ninety degrees Fahrenheit, but hiking several blocks over concrete will feel much hotter. Similarly, winter temperatures rarely stay below freezing for long, but the wind chill can make you wish for a much heavier coat.