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Murray Hill

Murray Hill

Murray Hill

Located on the east side of Manhattan, Murray Hill is a neighborhood in New York City. It is surrounded by the East River from east, Midtown Manhattan from the west, Kips Bay from south and Turtle Bay from north. The boundaries of Murray Hill are disputed but in general, it is located between 32nd and 34th Street.

The primary zip codes of this neighborhood are 10016 and 10017 and it is a part of Manhattan Community District 6. Murray Hill had major growth in 20th century and now it is home to many cultural institutions.

History

The neighborhood inherited its name from Murray Family. It was a mercantile family in the 18th century in that area. Robert Murray was the founder of this family and he came to New York in 1753 after short residents in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Murray soon established here and had more shipping tonnage than other merchants.   

Robert built his house which is often known as Murray Hill at present-day Park Avenue. In the 19th century, Murray Hill was ‘uptown’ and there was farmland to its north. Then in mid-19th century, some upper class and many upper-middle-class residents filled the streets of Murray Hill. At that time Madison Square Park was considered a part of this neighborhood.

Murray Hill remained an enclave of wealthy older residents for much of the 20th century but in the late 1990s, many youngsters shifted to this area from nearby suburbs. Many young college graduates turned to Murray Hill before 21st century creating a work-hard atmosphere in this area.

Buildings – Flat or Tall?

You will find a mixture of old-fashioned brownstones and high-rises apartments in Murray Hill. However, housing here is somewhat cheaper as compared to other areas. From 1990 to 2000, apartment prices increased as much as 500%.

Atmosphere

There is a notable change in old Murray Hill and present-day Murray Hill as the latter has become younger and more professional. Most of the residents here are students which makes the atmosphere full of enthusiasm and freshness. For Midtown Manhattan workers, Murray Hill is an ideal resident place due to its prime location.

Grand Central Station is at walking distance. There aren’t many famous places to dine but it has plenty of small and intimate cafes and food points which are popular among students. Due to its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, many tourists visit this neighborhood.

At nights, Murray Hill turns to a party place full of graduates from a historic NYC neighborhood. It is also one of the most down-to-earth and underestimated neighborhoods in entire NYC.

Population Density

As compared to other areas of Manhattan, Murray Hill is less populated. Even at rush hours, you can avoid the mob and reach your destination in time.

Check It Out

Every year in May, a festival named ‘Annual Murray Hill Neighborhood Festival & Taste of Murray Hill’ takes place here which gives you a chance to learn about local business.

Activities

Major activities in this area are craft beer events, karaoke singing, eating exotic cuisine and happy hours galore.

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