During the day, the neighborhood around The Buchanan bustles with the energy and excitement of one of Manhattan’s most iconic areas—Midtown East. Later, a relaxed urbanity takes over, as the well-heeled residents head out for a night on the (Mid)town.
From the towering skyscrapers to the charming tree-lined streets, this section of the city is a mix of old- and new-school New York, with something always to be seen, eaten, or purchased (as an elegant essential, of course).
In the no-fee apartments near Grand Central Station at The Buchanan, you’re in the heart of it all. From historic architecture to sophisticated venues, Midtown doesn’t disappoint. Lucky locals know that this is one of NYC’s most accessible spots; with a 15-minute walk, you could be picnicking in Central Park or catching a Broadway show, but there is much to do even closer. Let’s explore the area.
Grand Central is the main artery of Midtown, bringing thousands of commuters to work each day, but this world-famous train terminal acts as more than just a utilitarian transportation hub. The Beaux-Arts masterpiece serves as a palliative to the stress of the work-a-day world and as an object of beauty for the casual passerby. It also contains an assortment of shops, including an Apple Store, and mouthwatering food purveyors like Magnolia Bakery.
And if high-intensity, high-fashion shopping is truly your passion, The Buchanan places you in the middle of a dream. The flagship Bloomingdale’s is right up Third Avenue, and Fifth Avenue is a five- to ten-minute walk away. With stores like Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, and Saks Fifth Avenue along the famous thoroughfare, you may need an Uber to get all of those bags home.
Right off Fifth Avenue is Rockefeller Center, made famous as the site of the wintertime skating rink, as the home to Saturday Night Live, and as the place to experience a full night of glamour at the NYC landmark the Rainbow Room, where you can luxuriate in black-tie attire, indulge in champagne, and dance to a live orchestra.
For a more subdued evening, take a twilight stroll along the East River or to the United Nations Building. Then stop by one of the quaint wine bars in the area, like the chic but cozy Sofia, and punctuate the evening with a crisp glass of rosé. Or treat yourself to some cabernet sauvignon and a succulent porterhouse at the iconic Smith & Wollensky, which is just a block away.
No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll always find it in Midtown East.