We don’t like to drop names but in Midtown East you’re among prestigious company. The Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Centre and Times Square are within walking distance as is the New York Public Library and Grand Central Station. But Midtown being what it is, even despite these world-class fixtures, there’s more. Observe the neo-gothic intricacies of St Patrick’s Cathedral on 5th Avenue, explore the theatres, galleries and waterfalls inside the Japan Society and take in the stunning Chrysler Building whose sparkling crown and automotive gargoyles exemplify the Machine Age. Crowd-pleasing retail giants Bergdorf Goodman, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dylan’s Candy Bar, the Apple store on 5th Avenue and FAO Schwartz are just minutes away. Or stroll around the affluent Lennox Hill area, admiring the Victorian Townhouses in awe and envy. Several superb restaurants in the area are tempting too, and a visit for brunch will not break the bank.