MiMa neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan

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Even if you’re not new to NYC, you may be new to MiMa – an emerging neighborhood that stands for “Middle of Manhattan.” Though it began as the name of a tower of luxury rentals and condos on West 42nd Street, it’s beginning to signify the whole surrounding area. After all, doesn’t “MiMa” have a better ring than “Midtown”? Here are our top 5 picks for things to do in Midtown Manhattan/MiMa:

Things to Do in Midtown Manhattan/MiMa

  1. Dine Magnificently. Feeling extravagant? Rub elbows with New York’s most glamorous regulars at the lovely Four Seasons Restaurant. Then, envy their expense account when you get the bill.
  2. Get Chinatown in Midtown. For something slightly more affordable, visit the 56th street outpost of the legendary Joe’s Shanghai. You don’t have to go below Canal Street for the famous soup dumplings and delicious, family style Chinese.
  3. Catch a Show. With Times Square and Broadway just footsteps away, try NOT to get swept into Broadway shows like The Lion King, Wicked, or The Book of Mormon by theater-hungry crowds.
  4. Bury Yourself in History. Bookworms and historians will love visiting the New York Public Library, nestled right next to Bryant Park. Brush up on your lineage in the Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy. Or, take a quiet break from the MiMa crowds in the beautiful Rose Reading Room.
  5. Find Flagship Fashion. Whether you’re binge shopping or just window shopping, 5th Avenue in Midtown is the destination for anyone with a lust for designer fashion. Get your fill of luxury at Cartier, Bergdorf Goodman, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Gucci and more when you wend your way down Fashion Avenue.

In a neighborhood choc full of destinations and attractions, spacious MiMa/Midtown digs can cost a pretty penny. If you’d rather save your money for wining and dining than a penthouse apartment, never fear! We have a storage unit in Midtown West that can safely house anything that won’t fit in your new MiMa apartment. Plus, at $29 a month you’ll still have plenty of cash left over for a show. Give us a call at 212-STORAGE to talk to one our storage advisors today.

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