Midtown from Grand central to Union Square

Walk in NYC # 7, Midtown from Grand Central to Union Park, is a 3 miles self-guided tour to see some Midtown iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building and the Flatiron, and less known places that will make you a connoisseur of the neighborhood.

It is now only available on Payhip in pdf format with a clickable map and updated descriptions.

In this pdf you will also find:

  • the list of Highlights.
  • the Metro stops to get there and back and infos for Buses.
  • tips about restrooms, places to sit and eat.
  • details about a particular place you will find on your route.

You can download it (or just the map of the walk) to your phone to help you in your discoveries.

This will then allow you to live a unique experience of the city far from what you might find elsewhere.

If you purchased the Boston NYC book, this download will be free for you, just send me a note for an access code for this walk if you don’t have it already.

The description below, incomplete and with cropped photos, gives you an idea of this walk before you decide to buy it.



A and B: Take … right in front of … main exit.

The … Institute will be on your right after …. You’ll find there food and local items to buy and, on the 2nd floor, a small art gallery dedicated to …artists.

Opposite, the … has a beautiful figure of … behind the choir, looking like a Russian icon.

C: …t on your right will take you to the … with its .. and beautiful interior and exterior architecture. You’ll have to decide if you want to enter to see it and find out more about it,or keep it for another time.

In any case, turn to the … on the left to go and admire the entrance to …, then turn around to see in front of you, out of access but attractive, a kind of cloister that is probably part of the ….

The entrance of this … Its stained glasses are the work of great masters of the Victorian era and are worth a look.


D: Continue on … turn right. 

You did not see it before because it was hidden by the buildings around you, but suddenly it is here, in front of you and not far away, the …

You’ll also have to decide if you want to queue to climb to the top unless you already have your ticket, which would be much quicker.

Otherwise, just admire its art-deco architecture from the outside and in any case, take then … on your right.

E: The ads on the facades will tell it right away, you are now in … with its shops and restaurants. 

If you buy food here and continue to …, you’ll find … with its colorful tables and chairs in the middle of flowers, at least during spring. There will even be some restrooms!

F: Then take the .. on your left and follow it to …

You are in a quiet part of Midtown and it is an opportunity to see people of all kinds and stores catering to their needs. The … that you will take on the right has also surprising clothes shops.

You are far from what you’ll find in the exhibition halls of the … whose buildings you see in front of you, above the street, just after …

Its admission is free and it’s also a good time for a break before resuming your trek on ….

G: Once at …, turn right to admire the façade of the .. and dream of the famous artists who resided there.

Then retrace your steps and cross the ..

You are now in what was known as the …, a succession of large clothing stores whose only remains are the façades you can see between …

They are all imposing and different, and announce the jewel of the neighborhood, …

H: If you’re a …, the .. is on the .. along the park.

If you want to find a store with unique objects and furniture, a sort of Ali-Baba cave for the wealthy decorator, take … will be on your left after the ..St.

I: Otherwise stay on …. on your right: the … House will be a little further with its free exhibitions to preserve and spread the culture of the country.

In the same street but this time going to …, you’ll find another …, where you will be directed to the 4th floor and its … 

If you have never heard …, this is the opportunity. You may even be lulled by the slow and repetitive pace, calm and soothing.

J: Then continue to …, and the end of this trek, to go and sit on a bench to watch the diverse population passing through the square. Or contemplate the passing of time of the day, the one elapsed and the one remaining, which scrolls on an immense digital clock on your right (or on your left depending where you sit!).

If you now want to continue exploring Midtown, this time quite off the beaten track, take Walk in NYC # 8, Midtown East Side, it starts here.

From Union Square, you can also start Walk in NYC # 9, Bohemian East Village and, if you follow Broadway toward Astor Plaza, Walk in NYC # 10, discovering Greenwich Village.

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