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A buzzy scene for the fresh-out-of-college set.
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What's around
  • 357 Restaurants
  • 19 Grocery stores/markets
  • 42 Banks
  • 73 Nightlife options
  • 79 Fitness options
  • 519 Shops




Murray Hill has a low violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate for New York City.


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Murray Hill is where college grads go to hang out with other college grads and party like they're still in college – picture lots of sports bars with cheap drink specials packed with people in their 20s on a Saturday night. Okay, okay, it's not exactly like that and there are certainly exceptions, but you get the idea.

Modern, high-rise condos tend to dominate the housing scene here, although there are brick walk-ups and on some of the quieter side streets you'll find single-family brownstones. Murray Hill is relatively more affordable than some of the surrounding neighborhoods in Manhattan (relative being the key term since everything in Manhattan is expensive).

There are a lot of nightlife options here catering to its young population. Most of the aforementioned sports bars are clustered around Third Avenue. You'll also find more low key pubs and a few lounges. Restaurant-wise there are plenty of affordable options and some higher end places. Murray Hill is known for its concentration of ethnic restaurants, including enough Indian eateries to earn the moniker 'Curry Hill'.

There are three stellar hospitals within the neighborhoods borders, several small parks, and a running path along the river. Since it's close to the United Nations headquarters you'll also find a mix of foreign consulates.

What Murray Hill perhaps lacks in charm, it makes up for with convenience – you can easily get to the business areas of Midtown or the Financial District or to some of the more interesting neighborhoods around for shopping and nightlife.

Murray Hill is bordered on the north by Midtown and Turtle Bay, on the east by the East River, on the south by Kips Bay and Rose Hill, and on the west by the Garment District.


Wall Street: 4.5 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 1 mile / 5-15 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 25 minutes by foot
Jersey City: 9 miles / 30-65 minutes by car / 45 minutes by transit

Murray Hill New York City Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Murray Hill LOCAL schools

Unity Center For Urban Technologies
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Distance:0.28 mi
Murray Hill Academy
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Distance:0.28 mi
Manhattan Academy For Arts And Languages
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Distance:0.28 mi
Ps 116 Mary Lindley Murray
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Distance:0.29 mi
River School (The)
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Distance:0.36 mi


Local Flavor   Murray Hill Local Flavor

2nd Ave Deli
2nd Ave Deli 162 E 33RD ST, NEW YORK, NY 10016 MAP

One of the great remaining Jewish delis in New York. Multiple visits required to work through the menu.

Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree 513 3RD AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10016 MAP

The quintessential Murray Hill bar. Pretend you're still in college with 80s music and a large selection of microbrews on tap.

Cask Bar & Kitchen
Cask Bar & Kitchen 167 E 33RD ST, NEW YORK, NY 10016 MAP

Carefully crafted cocktails and a wide range of Bourbon and Rye Whiskey.

Num Pang Sandwich Shop
Num Pang Sandwich Shop 140 E 41ST ST, NEW YORK, NY 10017 MAP

Pork. Belly. Sandwich. Amazing. Num Pang's famous sandwiches are served with their signature chili mayo.

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