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Picture of the Hell’s Kitchen skyline with skyscrapers Hell’s Kitchen’s skyline and its Midtown West skyscrapers

When you’re planning a trip to New York City, chances are you’ll want to stay in Manhattan. In Manhattan you will find many of New York’s famous attractions and landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Times Square and Central Park. Manhattan is also home to various Universities and is the financial center of the city. So if you’re coming to New York to study, do an internship, or work; Manhattan is the place to be.

However, it can sometimes be difficult too find affordable accommodation in a residential neighborhood in Manhattan. But there are some neighborhoods that are an exception and which manage to combine all the best of Manhattan: great apartments, fantastic restaurants and a thriving cultural life. Hell’s Kitchen in Midtown Manhattan is such a neighborhood. In this article, we’ll introduce you to Hell’s Kitchen and paint you a picture of what it is like to live in this great neighborhood of the best city in the world! Read the entire story here…»


Picture of Times Square at dusk in New York City New York City’s Times Square at dusk

Times Square in New York City is perhaps the most famous square in the whole world. It’s certainly been estimated Times Square is the world’s most visited tourist attraction. When you visit Times Square in Midtown Manhattan it’s easy to see why: tourists from all over the globe come to marvel at the neon billboards, see a famous musical, go shopping in the area and soak up the unique Times Square vibe.

In this article, we’ll tell you a little bit about the history of Times Square, and give you tips on what to see and do to make the most of your trip to the iconic New York City square! Read the entire story here…»


Bryant Park at night Bryant Park at night

Warm weather, as regular readers of New York Habitat may already be aware, is when New Yorkers like to do everything al fresco, whether it’s enjoying a fine dinner or listening to a concert. So why shouldn’t moviegoing be part of the open-air fun?

Long an established tradition in midtown, with the beloved Bryant Park festival (see below), outdoor movies are now more popular than ever in New York City, with new series seeming to crop up every summer. It’s understandable, because when the weather co-operates, seeing a movie outside, on the big screen, and for free, is among the high points of urban existence. The following are some of the best-known outdoor film series in the city – give one a try and see if you aren’t convinced. Read the entire story here…»



With the holiday season over, the tourists have gone home and New York is a lot less crowded—which means there’s no better time to come visit and take in a blockbuster museum exhibition. No exhibit currently on view is more rooted in the city than the Museum of Modern Art’s Abstract Expressionist New York, a sweeping survey that showcases the generation of artists who made New York City the center of the international art world in the 1950s. Several of the biggest names in twentieth-century art appear in the show, such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, and Lee Krasner, among others.

These artists’ vast, color-saturated canvases can be an ideal antidote to a gray winter day, so you really owe it to yourself to come see them in person, and not reproduced in the pages of a book or online.

Most art lovers associate the Abstract Expressionist movement almost exclusively with painting. But what’s revelatory about the MoMA show is that it includes sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, and archival materials that demonstrate how the movement encompassed several diverse media, while also giving viewers a historical context for what this group of artists accomplished. Taken entire, Abstract Expressionist New York spreads out over several floors of MoMA—so you may just want to plan not one but two or maybe even three visits to appreciate the whole thing. Read the entire story here…»


Hello, I’m David Hill from New York Habitat.  After taking us to Times Square, our Video Tour “All Along Broadway” will lead us to Columbus Circle, one of the most famous spot in New York City!

Running the length of Manhattan from its southern tip known as Bowling Green to the northern part of the city, Broadway crosses many neighborhoods and creates “squares” when it crosses the streets that run east to west along the way.

This famous stretch of road has many attractions, different parks and areas along the way, but we have been dividing the road into smaller sections, beginning in the south and moving north, making it easier to gain the full perspective. Be sure to check out the other videos of the “All Along Broadway” Series that we have already posted.

Video Tour of Columbus Circus (5:12)


Broadway is the oldest street in the city.  Originally it was a trail used by the Native Americans who lived here and later it was used by the Dutch settlers to travel to the northern forests to hunt. Read the entire story here…»


Hello, this is David Hill from New York Habitat.  Today we are going to continue our tour along Broadway, one of the most famous avenues in New York City.  In the last episode of our “All Along Broadway” Video Tour, we showed you Madison & Herald Square in Midtown Manhattan. We will now be showing you Times Square!

Running the length of Manhattan and continuing into the Bronx, Broadway crosses through many of New York City’s neighborhoods. Broadway runs diagonally north and intersects with most avenues. Along its path, it creates many “squares”, some of which are triangular in shape.

Video Tour of Times Square (5:50)

As should be expected, there is much to see along such a famous stretch of road. But have no fear! We have been visiting different areas along the way, breaking each down and making it easier to take in all of the information.  Our next stop will be Times Square!


Broadway is the oldest street in the city.  It was used first by the Native Americans and then by early Dutch settlers as a path to the northern forests to hunt, gather and fish. Read the entire story here…»


Hello, I’m David Hill from New York Habitat.  In today’s video tour, we will continue our stroll along Broadway. After the 2010 New York Dance Parade, topic of the last episode of our “All Along Broadway” Video Tour, our next stop will be in Midtown Manhattan at Madison & Herald Squares!

Broadway is one of the most famous roads in the world. It runs the length of Manhattan, from its southern tip to the northern tip of the island and continues in the Bronx, crossing many of Manhattan’s neighborhoods.

Broadway runs diagonally northwest and intersects with most of New York City’s Avenues, creating several “squares”, many in a triangular shape.  Its diagonal layout has also created some triangular shaped buildings, like the Flatiron building.

There are many interesting things to see along this famous stretch of road, so we’re going to split Broadway into a few sections in order to take a closer look.

Video Tour of Madison & Herald Squares in Midtown Manhattan (6:51)


The oldest “street” in New York City, Broadway was originally used as a trail by the Native Americans who lived here; later Broadway was used by the Dutch settlers to travel to the northern forests to hunt. Read the entire story here…»


Times Sqaure New York Times Sqaure New York

Famed for being the gritty scene of mobster crimes and their illegal activities, the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, within the Midtown West and Chelsea districts, is now a thriving, diverse and fast-paced complement to the New York City Midtown area. In the 90s Hell’s Kitchen was rebranded as Clinton to give it a more friendly feel. As the epicenter of business and entertainment, Midtown is the heart of New York. Located directly to the west, Clinton is an accessible and lively neighborhood to rent an apartment within the big city action.

About Clinton / Hell’s Kitchen

Roughly spanning between 43rd Street and 57th Street and from Eighth Avenue to the Hudson River, Hell’s Kitchen is a vast area bordered by many famous New York City landmarks and locations. To the north, just above 57th Street, is the Upper West Side neighborhood and the west side entrance to Central Park. Marking the southern border of Clinton is Madison Square Garden, to which Chelsea, another famed New York City neighborhood, is found below. Read the entire story here…»


They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway.
They say there’s always magic in the air.
~George Benson

Times Square, New York needs no introduction to entice. Over 26 million people visit Times Square a year to marvel at the bright lights, larger than life advertisements, and bustling crowds. Unbeknownst to many, besides being a business and tourist district, the Times Square neighborhood is also home to several palatial high-rises. New York Habitat has several accommodations available in Midtown West, right on Broadway.

1 Bedroom Rental in Midtown West - Chelsea - 12092Penthouse: What a View

If a penthouse view of Broadway and Times Square isn’t luxury, then we do not know what is. This one-bedroom apartment (NY-12092) features a small, private balcony off of the bedroom, providing a bird’s eye view of the Times Square action.

Thisone-bedroom (NY-12046) luxury apartment available in the same building does not have a private balcony. It does, however, have floor to ceiling windows in common with the penthouse apartment. Occupying the entirety of one wall, the windows allow for the multi-colored lights of Times Square to fill the room, while also keeping out all of the noise. Read the entire story here…»


Photo of the New York skyline by Francois Roux Photo of the New York skyline by Francois Roux

The New York apartment and hotel market continues to show strong occupancy, with an especially hot market in the Times Square area, in Midtown West.

The May 7th issue of Crain’s New York Business reports on its continued growth and popularity in Lisa Fickenscher’s article (entitled “Times Square Push” in the print version). The article notes that Times Square has 25% of Manhattan’s hotel rooms and accounts for 9% of the city’s total economic output. Read the entire story here…»