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Midtown East

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In terms of architecture, Midtown East has some of the city’s most notable gems, including the stately Chrysler Building, considered an art deco triumph, and the bustling Beaux Arts masterpiece Grand Central Terminal. At night the streets around here are relatively quiet, but the restaurants are filled with expense-account diners celebrating successes. Some of the most formal dining rooms and most expensive meals in town can be found here. The lower section of 5th Avenue is also a shopper’s paradise, home to megabrand flagships such as Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, and Chanel, and some of the world's most famous jewelry stores, including Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston. Upscale department stores like Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue are also around here.

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