Midtown Manhattan is the country’s largest commercial, entertainment, and media center. The northern border of Midtown is easily delineated as 59th Street, however, the southern border is a bit more ambiguous. The border is considered by some to be 34th Street, though others considered the area to extend to 23rd or even 14th Street. From East to West, Midtown spans the entire island of Manhattan, being bordered by the East and Hudson Rivers.
Midtown is such a large area of Manhattan, that it is often broken down into Midtown West and Midtown East. However, even within that, there are numerous neighborhoods and enclaves with their own unique atmosphere. Times Square is considered the central core of Midtown. Other notable areas include Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea on the West Side, and Murray Hill and Gramercy Park on the East Side.