Stretching from 40th street to 59th and hugged by the East River and Fifth Avenue, Midtown East is a bustling business district by day but quiet refuge by night. With some of Manhattan's most famous architecture, Midtown East is an elegant mixture of old and new, celebrating the luxury of the city while preserving its history.
Midtown East, like the rest of Manhattan, was historically farmland during the early days. Affluent families were drawn to the region because of its peaceful surroundings and convenient access to the East River, which made the area ideal for agriculture.
During the 1800's and early 1900's, Midtown East became a hotspot for industry, welcoming factories, breweries, and slaughterhouses. With industry came workers, mostly Irish and German immigrants who contributed to the area with projects such as the construction of Saint Patrick's Cathedral in 1879.
By the time Grand Central Terminal was built in 1913, the neighborhood…
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