No frills, convenience, and get-them-while-you-can prices – that’s Murray Hill in a nutshell. Decidedly free of any pretension, whatever this East side community may lack in the hipster cachet of its southern neighbors, it makes up in proximity to those fashionable neighborhoods whilst maintaining its own casual charm.
Here you’ll find easy access to central areas of transit like Union Square and Grand Central; a bit further south is the nightlife of the East Village. Murray Hill itself offers low-key lifestyle options – with the so-called ‘Curry Row’ of Lexington Avenue chock-full of some of the best Indian food around and the karaoke joints of Koreatown just north in the 30’s – below-average rents on a variety of living spaces, and a welcoming environment for young professionals and families alike.
Boisterous evenings and weekends, especially along 2nd Avenue, are balanced out by quiet, tourist-free days on the brownstone-lined streets along the East River. The down-to-earth energy of Murray Hill makes it an ideal spot to make a comfortable home in the city.
This charming alley off of 36th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues comprises a historic district, one of the city’s smallest. The ten gated carriage houses of Sniffen Court have served as stables and then architects’ studios; today, they are highly covetable and rarely available residential properties.
Striking architecture and a thoughtfully curated selection of high-end designer clothing and accessories make this posh urban mini-mall, located on 30th and Lexington, a hip, youthful alternative to Midtown establishments like Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman.Dover Street Market: New York