About East 42nd Street
East 42nd Street is a major street in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It is famed for its theaters, especially near the intersection with Broadway at Times Square. It is also the name of the theater district region. The street is the site of some of New York's best known buildings, including the United Nations, Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal and Times Square. The East River is a short walk from East 42nd Street, and provides professionals and locals with a tranquil destination to escape the city hustle and bustle. There are many amenities in the vicinity, including libraries, banks, museums, theaters, convenience stores, restaurants and trendy bars.
Setting up your business here
There are many small and medium-sized businesses based on East 42nd Street, but the area is mainly known for the abundance of theaters in the theater district. Hundreds of people are employed by the theater companies, and Broadway makes millions of dollars each year, through tourist and local theater-goers. The United Nations is also situated in the vicinity, and networking opportunities with like-minded professionals are plentiful. Public transport is efficient and easy to access from anywhere along East 42nd Street.
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Things to do in East 42nd Street
There are many attractions in this district, including the Chrysler Building which is a formidable presence in the New York skyline. It held the title of the world’s tallest building for 11 months until the Empire State Building was built. The main branch of the New York Public Library is also situated here, and frequented by locals, professionals and tourists. Grand Central Terminal is one of the most famous stations in the world, and people travel from across the world to catch a glimpse of the beautifully designed building. There is a wide range of restaurants and bars on East 42nd Street, including T.G.I Friday’s, which provides an extensive and affordable American menu, and The Capital Grille, a meat lover’s heaven. McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon has an impressive beer selection, as well as delicious meals, whilst O'Flaherty's Ale House is a short walk away and offers a traditional Irish pub setting.
- Subways: Grand Central Station
- Railway: Grand Central Station
- Nearest freeway: I-495
- Nearest airports: LaGuardia Airport, Newark Airport
- Other: All major bus routes served nearby