Now you see it, now you don’t.
Despite being one of the tallest buildings in Manhattan, newer buildings can obscure your view of the Empire State Buidling, depending on your location. So here you go – the official street address of the Empire State Building is 350 Fifth Avenue, between 33rd and 34th streets.
When you’re done, stroll west on 34th street and you’ll be in a shopper’s paradise that boasts another NY institution: Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square on Broadway and 34th Street.
All roads lead to the ESB
Fewer NYC attractions are easier to get to than the Empire State Building because it is located in the heart of one of NYC’s transit hubs: 34th Street. The ESB is within walking distance of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Pennsylvania Station and Grand Central Terminal, all with stations at 34th Street. New Jersey PATH trains and New Jersey Transit trains also terminate at 34th Street just a few blocks from the ESB.
From the East side, take the 6 train to the 33rd Street Station and head west to Fifth Avenue.
From the West side, take the A, C, E, B, D, F,Q, N, R, 1, 2, or 3 trains to 34th Street and head east to Fifth Avenue.
The 34th Street cross-town and Fifth Avenue city buses stop on the very same block as the ESB.
While no boat goes directly to the bui8lding, both Circle Line Cruises and NY Waterway stop on the West Side piers and are easily commutable to the building by bus or taxi. The NY Water Taxi also stops in the vicinity and the ESB can be reached by bus or taxi from their docking point as well.
The Fun Way
Ride in style to the Eighth Wonder of the World atop a double-decker bus –and enjoy another great view of city streets- when you purchase a Freestyle Package from Gray Line Bus Tours. The Freestyle Package also includes admission to ESB and other must-see NYC attractions.