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Walking distance

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Walking distance

Hi

We are staying in Midtown (Madison at 45th) and we enjoy walking rather than taking transportation.

My question is - is it possible to walk from Midtown to the financial area or would it be better to use transport?

If it is within walking distance, how long does it take roughly?

Any help is appreciated!

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1. Re: Walking distance

10 blocks = 1 mile

The walk is approx 3.5/4 miles.

Have a look at www.hopstop.com - gives walking directions as well as subway and bus :)

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2. Re: Walking distance

Cheers, thanks for that!

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3. Re: Walking distance

The unofficial or ballpark figures are approx. 20 blocks per mile but NOT the crosstown/Avenue blocks that are longer :)

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4. Re: Walking distance

Use this formula when walking within the area bounded by 14th Street in the south, 110th Street in the north and from river to river. This part of Manhattan is laid out in a grid.

Going north/south (Street to street) - 20 blocks is approximately one mile - Example: 52nd Street to 32nd St. - one mile

Going east/west (avenue to avenue) - From avenue to avenue one block is approximately equal to three north/ south blocks.

Madison Ave. is midway between Park (4th Ave,) and 5th Ave. and Lexington is midway between 3rd Ave. and Park (4th Ave.) so figure the distance as 1 1/2 north/south blocks.

Broadway runs in a southeast direction from 106th Street to 14th Street so don’t consider it in the equation. If , however, you are going north/south walking along Broadway will save you time. For example, you have to walk from 5th Avenue and 23rd St. to 42nd Street and 7th Avenue if you walked directly up Broadway the distance walked would be just short of one mile. If you went north on 5th and then west of 42nd St. the distance walked would be 1 1/4 miles

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5. Re: Walking distance

sorry my mistake should've read 20 blocks to a mile not 10!

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6. Re: Walking distance

hopstop.com is a website that will help you figure out the best way to get from point a to point b. It will give you options by subway, bus, walking and even (in Manhattan) taxi options, distance and time. By subway, express bus or taxi, the trip you mention will take about 20-30 mins. Walking will take an hour or more.

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7. Re: Walking distance

Thanks again - that's very helpful!

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