Garment District, Manhattan Places

Part of our Manhattan travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Garment District, including Empire State Building, Sephora and Madison Square Garden.
  • The best place in Garment District Manhattan: Empire State Building

    Empire State Building

    350 5th Ave
    $23 adults, $20 seniors (62+), $17 children (6-12), free for military in full uniform/children under 5 (tickets to 102nd floor observatory are $17 extra and only sold at ticket office; express line tickets also sold). A legend from the moment it was finished in 1931, the Empire State Building was easily the tallest building not just in New York, but the entire world for many years before being overtaken by another New York landmark - the twin towers of the World Trade Center. With the destruction of those two buildings, the Empire State Building was once again the tallest building in the city, but that lasted less than eleven years. Even as the second-tallest building, though, it remains iconic, and one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. Expect long lines, and a lot of them - you'll have to wait in line to pass through a security checkpoint, wait in line to get tickets, wait in line for the elevators, and then make your way through the crowd on the outdoor observation deck on the 86th floor. One way to deal with the lines is to buy an express line ticket, which will bring you to the front of any line, but it will more than double the cost of your ticket. Another option is to visit very early in the day or late in the evening, when the lines will be considerably shorter. Despite the long lines and inevitable tourist kitsch, the views are excellent and the experience of being outdoors on top of New York City is a great one. Note that hawkers outside the building may try to tell you there is a very long line inside and that they can get you tickets to cut the line for some exorbitant price; before believing them, go inside and check the actual wait time which is clearly written on the electronic boards.
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  • Sephora


    1500 Broadway
    Daily 10AM-Midnight. One-stop shopping for all your cosmetic needs.
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  • Madison Square Garden

    Madison Square Garden

    4 Pennsylvania Plaza
    Box office: M-F 9AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-6PM; if event takes place outside regular hours, box office opens at least 1 hour before event start until 1 hour after event start. One of the world's most famous and busiest arenas, Madison Square Garden is home to the New York Rangers [1] NHL team, the New York Knicks [2] NBA team, the New York Liberty [3] WNBA team, and the St. John's Red Storm [4] college men's basketball team, as well as numerous concerts and entertainment events. In addition to most St. John's home games, the Garden also hosts three major college men's basketball events each year. At the start of the season, the Garden hosts the semifinals and finals of the NIT Season Tip-Off [5], a prestigious early-season event operated by the country's main college sports body, the NCAA. After the regular season, the Garden then hosts the Big East Conference Men's Basketball Tournament [6] in early March, which determines the conference's automatic representative in the wildly popular NCAA tournament. Finally, in late March, the Garden hosts the semifinals and finals of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) [7], a tournament that the NCAA operates as something of a consolation prize for teams that do not make the NCAA tournament.
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  • New York Public Library

    New York Public Library

    455 5th Ave
    M,Th-Sa 11AM-6PM, Tu-W 11AM-7:30PM, closed Su. Free. The main branch of the New York Public Library (officially the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building), this is the grand structure flanked by lions on both sides of the entrance. Inside you'll see impressive architecture, long hallways, and beautifully designed reading rooms.
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  • The Morgan Library

    The Morgan Library

    225 Madison Avenue
    Tu-Thu 10:30AM-5PM, F:10:30AM-9PM, Sa 10A-6 Su 11-6. $15 adults, $10 students/seniors, $10 children under 16, free Friday after 7. Once J. Pierpont Morgan's private library, this building houses his art collection, a Gutenberg Bible, and a first printing of The Star Spangled Banner. The bookshelves lining the walls include books by Dante, Dickens, Einstein, Twain, and several First and Second Folios
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  • B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

    B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

    237 W 42nd St
    King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W 42nd St (Times Square). Consists of two areas: the Showcase Room which features bigger name performers and the smaller Lucille's Grill which offers free music.
  • Aureole


    135 W 42nd St., One Bryant Park
    For reservations, email, call 212-319-1660 or click the Reservations tab above.
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  • Hudson Theatre

    145 W 44th St
    This theatre is over 100 years old and remains the third oldest theatre in Broadway. Located right next to the Millennium Broadway Hotel, this NYC theatre now offers wedding, event and meeting space in an elegant, historic setting.
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  • Toys 'R' Us

    1514 Broadway
    M-Th 10AM-10PM, F-Sa 10AM-11PM, Su 10AM-9PM. The name pretty much speaks for itself, though it's probably a lot bigger and more dazzling than the typical Toys "R" Us store back in your hometown. Browse through the many sections of toys, games, and electronics and take a ride on their indoor ferris wheel. The cars, based on toys, can carry several people and each round will allow riders to see each floor in the building. An attendant at the loading station will take a picture of you in the car before you go up, however; purchasing the photo is expensive so only do so if you really want to get it.
  • AMC Empire 25 Theatre

    234 W 42nd St
    First showings begin around noon, last showings begin at around 11pm. $6-$14. This large multiplex cinema shows first-run, mainstream films on 25 screens. It also contains an IMAX cinema showing mainstream feature films.
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  • Keens Steakhouse

    Keens Steakhouse

    72 W 36th St
    M-F 11:45AM-10:30PM, Sa 5PM-10:30PM, Su 5PM-9PM. A New York chophouse with excellent steaks and great bar for pre & post dinner drinks or just drinks. Fine dining in comfortable surroundings. Founded in 1885, the restaurant has an interesting ceiling covered in 90,000 clay pipes which the customers used to smoke after dinner. Pipes were left at establishments, as they were too brittle to transport!
  • AYZA Wine and Chocolate Bar (Midtown)

    AYZA Wine and Chocolate Bar (Midtown)

    11 W 31st St
    The Perfect Combination of Romantic Restaurant and Elegant Wine Bar
  • Havana NY

    Havana NY

    27 W 38th St
    Well-priced Cuban casual restaurant & bar for lunch and dinner. They serve a variety of daily specials, including Plantain Soup and Suckling Roast Pork.
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  • The Morgan Library & Museum

    The Morgan Library & Museum

    225 Madison Ave
    The Morgan Library & Museum is a museum and research library in New York City, USA. It was founded to house the private library of J. P. Morgan in 1906, which included, besides the manuscripts and printed books, some of them in rare bindings, his collection of prints and drawings. The library was designed by Charles McKim from the firm of McKim, Mead and White and cost $1.2 million. It was made a public institution in 1924 by his son, John Pierpont Morgan, Jr.
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  • Hammerstein Ballroom

    Hammerstein Ballroom

    311 W 34th St
    The Hammerstein Ballroom is a two-tiered, 12,000-square-foot ballroom located within the Manhattan Center Studios on 311 West 34th Street in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America. It is known for its elegant appearance and excellent acoustical design[citation needed]. The capacity of the ballroom is dependent on the configuration of the room; the ballroom seats 2,500 people for theatrical productions and musical performances, and several thousand for events held within a central ring. The two main balconies—which are unusually close to the ground and gently sloped—seat a total of 1,200. There are six shallow balconies which are normally used for celebrity guests. The floor slants down to the stage area to enable those in the back rows to see easily.
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  • Don's Bogam

    17 East 32nd St.
    noon-midnight every day. BBQ $25.95-29.95/portion; comes with generous and excellent banchan (complimentary side dishes). Pleasant restaurant with real decor and ambiance, specializing in Korean barbecue - especially meat marinated in hot sauce - among other things. Don's Bogam and Madangsui (on W. 35 St., and therefore, covered in the Theater District article) are widely considered to be the best Korean BBQ specialists in Manhattan.
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  • International Center of Photography

    International Center of Photography

    1133 Ave of the Americas
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  • Madison Square Garden

    Madison Square Garden

    4 Penn Plz
    Madison Square Garden was an indoor arena in New York City, the second by that name, and the second to be located at 26th Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Built in 1890 and closing in 1925, the arena hosted numerous events, including boxing matches, orchestral performances, light operas and romantic comedies, the annual French Ball, both the Barnum and the Ringling circuses, and the Democratic National Convention in 1924, which nominated John W. Davis after 103 ballots. It was replaced by the third Madison Square Garden, the first to be located away from Madison Square.
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  • Bryant Park

    Bryant Park

    41 W 40th St
    Coordinates: 40°45′14″N 73°59′01″W / 40.7537916°N 73.983607°W / 40.7537916; -73.983607
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  • Setai Fifth Avenue

    Setai Fifth Avenue

    400 5th Ave
    The Setai, or 400 Fifth Avenue, is a hotel and skyscraper located in New York City. Constructed in 2010, it is 631 feet tall, with 57 stories. It is the 64th tallest building in New York City. The tower is located at 400 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The building has a secondary purpose as a residential condominium. 400 Fifth Avenue was constructed using limestone in the 11-floor base in a somewhat art deco style. Floors five through 27 contain a 214-room hotel, and floors 28 through 56 are residential condominiums.
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  • Herald Square

    Herald Square

    Broadway & 34th St
    34th Street – Herald Square is an underground station complex on the BMT Broadway Line and the IND Sixth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, and is the third busiest station in the system with 37,731,386 passengers entering the station in 2011. It is located at Herald Square in Midtown Manhattan where 34th Street, Broadway and Sixth Avenue intersect, and is served by the:
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  • Broadway Theatre

    Broadway Theatre

    1681 Broadway
    Broadway theatre,[n 1] commonly called simply Broadway, is a theatrical performance presented in one of the 40 professional theatres with 500 or more seats located in the Theatre District centered along Broadway, and in Lincoln Center, in Manhattan in New York City. Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world.
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  • Cassa Hotel

    Cassa Hotel

    70 W 45th St
    Cassa Hotel & Residences is a 48-storey building at 70 West 45th Street in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, USA. It was designed by TEN Arquitectos headed by Mexican architect Enrique Norten in collaboration with the American design firm CetraRuddy.
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  • Ginger Man

    11 E 36th St
    Sister bar to the Volcano (below). Larger bar with a broad selection of drinks that also serves bar food and snacks. Also an after-work crowd, this bar is also popular with your average Joes. Good place for groups.
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  • Sofitel New York

    Sofitel New York

    45 W 44th St
    Sofitel New York is a boutique hotel on West 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, owned and managed by the Sofitel corporation. It lies about 200 metres north of Bryant Park and New York Public Library and next to the New York Yacht Club. The hotel is inspired by French traditions in furnishings and theme, and the hotel staff are bilingual in French and English. Completed in 2000, the 109-metre-tall, 30-floor, 398-guest room limestone and glass building was awarded the 2000 Emporis Skyscraper Award.
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  • Cho Dang Gol

    55 W 35th St
    Lunch is cheaper (~$20) and more informal. Expect to pay about $30 for dinner. A slightly upscale Korean restaurant that specializes in dishes made with artisanal tofu, several varieties of which are made on premises.
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