Midtown Manhattan: Attractions, restaurants, real estate and more

Those in search of less expensive options head toward the East River or Hell’s Kitchen, outside the nabe’s boundaries.

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Part of what deters longtime residents, he said, is that the area is in the city Department of Education’s District 2, which only has four grade schools for the entire area, and some complain that its grocery stores are sparse.

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Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St.: Take a break from hectic city life and take in some of the world’s best art collections. Bonus: Fridays are free from 4-8 p.m. moma.org

Top of the Rock, 30 Rockefeller Plaza: The Empire State Building gets all of the attention, but the views from the observatory atop Rockefeller Center will wow even the most seasoned New Yorker. topoftherocknyc.com

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