In the most literal of senses, Midtown West is the swath of Manhattan real estate between 34th and 57th Streets and the Hudson River and Fifth Avenue. But while that provides a sense of where Midtown West is located, it only begins to describe what Midtown West is. And the answer to that one is more complicated. While it's perfectly accurate to describe Midtown West as being among the fastest-rising neighborhoods in Manhattan real estate, it's perhaps more accurate to write that Midtown West is a collection of booming sub-neighborhoods, each with their own characters. The tree-lined side-streets of Clinton, for instance, hardly seem to belong in the same neighborhood as the concrete-and-glass canyons that lie closer to the center of Manhattan; the wide-open feel of the still-developing sub-neighborhood The Linc, too, could hardly be further from the 24/7 neon-steeped energy of Times Square and the Theater District. But that's Midtown West: a neighborhood large enough, in every sense of the word, to contain all these Manhattan multitudes.
Clinton, which runs from Eighth Avenue to the Hudson River, has become a hub for new construction condominium development, most notably through amenity-rich new condo listings such as The Atelier. Around Times Square and the nearby Theater District, at the center of both Midtown West and all of Manhattan, what was once a tourist hub has been transformed into a high-energy residential neighborhood thanks to the arrival of luxury condominiums such as The Platinum and 1600 Broadway. At the southernmost tip of Midtown West, The Linc has been transformed by the arrival of The High Line and a slew of new performing arts venues, with the 2015 arrival of a new subway stop likely doing even more to open the neighborhood. And, perhaps more than any other part of the neighborhood, the eastern portion of Midtown West -- between Fifth and Eighth Avenues -- has seen the opening of several blockbuster new condominium developments, from luxury condo conversion The Sheffield to new construction efforts from big-ticket architects Jean Nouvel and I.M. Pei, who have won acclaim for the Museum Tower and Centurion condominiums, respectively. All these Midtown West condominiums differ in many ways, from character to location to style, but all of them fit well within Midtown West -- in a neighborhood this wide-ranging and diverse in this many ways, it could hardly be any other way.