Midtown South Community Council

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Midtown South
Country United States
State New York
County New York
City New York City
Population (2010)
 • Total 28,630
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 212

Midtown South Community Council (MSCC) was established in 1983.[1] The Midtown South Community Council was formed to combat the many problems facing residents in a commercialized area. The quality-of-life was poor and crime rampant. Initially, there were the night time and the daytime council, separating the businesses and the residents; eventually the two councils merged. The merging was the most effective way to bring solutions for the problems for the business and community residence of Midtown South, as so often the problems involved the two either as allies or adversaries.

The New York City Police Department's Midtown South Precinct is bounded by 29th Street to the south, 45th Street to the north, 9th Avenue to the west, and Lexington Avenue to the east (except for the portion between 34th and 40th Streets, for which Madison Avenue is the eastern boundary).[2]

Midtown Manhattan bustles with over 700,000 employees. Visitors from all over the world are mixing with the residential and working people in our perpetually growing area of Manhattan.

Census populations in 2000 were 25,807, in 2010 an increase of 2,823 was noted bringing the population to 28,630.[3]

Midtown South Community Council[edit]

The Midtown South Community Council, a not-for-profit 501c3 organization, is devoted to building better neighborhoods and stronger relationships within the midtown South of Manhattan.

The community council gathers at the New Yorker Hotel and addresses problems, along with the Midtown South Precinct representatives: usually the inspector, detectives, and members. They have regular visitors from the City Council, District Attorney, Midtown Community Court, Area Community Board, and various civilian outreach groups. They often receive officers in training, officers from cabaret, crime, traffic, drug, and peddler units.

Midtown South neighborhood[edit]

Midtown South is generally used to refer to the portion of Midtown below roughly 42nd Street,[4] particularly the lower-central part of Midtown.[5]

As used by the Wall Street Journal, the neighborhood is bounded roughly by 45th Street to the north, 29th Street to the south, Ninth Avenue to the west, and Lexington Avenue to the east,[6][7] which corresponds closely with the Midtown South police precinct. As used by Newsday, Midtown South is bounded by 42nd Street to the north, 23rd Street to the south, Lexington Avenue to the east, and Eighth Avenue to the west.[8] As used by the New York Times Real Estate Pricing Guide, the neighborhood is bounded roughly by 42nd Street to the north, 23rd Street to the south, Sixth Avenue to the west, and Park Avenue to the east.[9]

Midtown South has a different definition in the commercial real estate context; it is used to refer to the relatively low-rise office submarket located between 34th (or 30th) Street and Canal Street.[6][10][11]

Midtown encompasses many neighborhoods including Hell's Kitchen and Chelsea on the West Side, and Murray Hill, Kips Bay, and Turtle Bay. It is also sometimes broken into "Midtown East" and "Midtown West", or north and south as in the New York City Police NYPD Department's Midtown North and Midtown South precincts.

A list of the neighborhoods streets and thoroughfares in the Midtown area is as follows:

Chelsea from 34th Street to 23rd Street and the Hudson River to Sixth Avenue. Koreatown from 36th Street to 31st Street and 5th to 6th Avenues; Korea Way on 32nd Street between 5th Avenue and Broadway. Hell's Kitchen from the Hudson River to 8th Avenue, and West 59th Street to West 34th Street. Garment District from West 42nd Street to West 34th Street and 9th Avenue to 5th Avenue. Herald Square around the intersection of Broadway, 6th Avenue, and West 34th Street Theatre Row on West 42nd Street between 11th Avenue and 9th Avenue. Murray Hill from East 42nd Street to East 34th Street and 5th Avenue to 2nd Avenue. Times Square and the Theatre District from West 42nd Street to around West 53rd Street (according to some until Central Park at Central Park South/59th Street) and from 8th Avenue to Sixth Avenue. Diamond District on West 47th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue. Tudor City from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue and East 40th Street to East 43rd Street. Turtle Bay from 53rd Street to 42nd Street and from Lexington Avenue to the East River. Rose Hill or Curry Hill between Madison Avenue and 1st Avenue.

Sights to see in Midtown

Flagship stores of retailers such as:

Important streets and thoroughfares in Midtown:


  1. ^ http://www.midtownsouthcc.org/about/
  2. ^ http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precincts/precinct_014.shtml
  3. ^ http://www.urbanresearchmaps.org/plurality/
  4. ^ East Midtown Rezoning and Related Actions FEIS - 2. Land Use, Zoning and Public Policy
  5. ^ "Manhattan". NYBits. Retrieved 2018-03-20. Midtown's lower-central part is sometimes referred to as 'Midtown South' (although its exact borders' definitions vary quite widely). This area exhibits many features that are more characteristic of Downtown. 
  6. ^ a b Derek Kravitz, Midtown South: Living Where the Action Is, Wall Street Journal, Oct. 23, 2015
  7. ^ Map of Midtown South, Wall Street Journal, Oct. 23, 2015
  8. ^ Emily Ngo, "City Living: Midtown South", Newsday, January 9, 2008
  9. ^ Midtown South Real Estate, New York Times Real Estate Pricing Guide (accessed February 21, 2018)
  10. ^ Savills Studley Report: New York City office sector, Q3 2017
  11. ^ Avison Young - New York City - Office Report, Third Quarter 2017

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Coordinates: 40°44′49″N 73°58′45″W / 40.7470°N 73.9792°W / 40.7470; -73.9792