Since 2002, the East Midtown Partnership has worked to improve the quality of life and promote commercial activity in one of the world’s most vibrant, diverse communities. We keep our streets clean and safe, beautify the community, and create a variety of programs and special events to strengthen local businesses and engage the public.
It is full of significant architecture, from the historic Central Synagogue to the Philip Johnson-designed Lipstick and Sony buildings to 731 Lexington Avenue and 432 Park Avenue, two of the city’s most recent – and notable – skyscrapers. But East Midtown is more than towering fifty-story office buildings lining its avenues, workplaces to tens of thousands of New Yorkers. It is also the quiet tree-lined streets of Turtle Bay. Finally, East Midtown is a transit hub, with eight subway lines, innumerable bus lines, and the Roosevelt Island Tram moving millions of people above and below its streets each year. It is on the doorstep of Grand Central Terminal, a quick trip from Penn Station, and a short walk to Times Square, Central Park, and Broadway. It is also a self-contained area offering workers, residents, and visitors alike everything they want within a one-block walk.
It is one of Manhattan’s primary business hubs, featuring not only an abundance of banks and office supply outlets, but unique retailers like Sam Flax and Just Bulbs. Many of New York’s major financial, real estate, and legal firms call East Midtown home, including Bloomberg, Cantor Fitzgerald, Paul Weiss, and Debevoise & Plimpton.