Murray Hill is one of the many beautiful neighborhoods you can explore in Manhattan. Before digging into the history and interesting facts about Murray Hill, it’s probably important to know what are the things you can see here and how you can get here.
Why visiting Murray Hill?
1. Beautiful and charm townhouses
Some of the streets in Murray Hill have incredibly beautiful townhouses that are perfect for photographers and for cool Instagram Reels!
Murray Hill is a quiet, not very touristic neighborhood, hence you will have the opportunity to visit some of the best-hidden streets of New York, without too many people around you. See below East 36th Street.
When walking around Murray Hill, not only you will be able to see beautiful townhouses but you will also have the chance to see the Empire State Building as well! The video below is an example of how beautiful New York City can be even on a rainy day.
Even though the entrance to the museum may not be for free, it’s important to know it’s located right in the heart of Murray Hill.
3. Bryant Park
Murray Hill is very close to the famous New York Public Library and Bryant Park. If you have already planned to visit Bryant Park, Murray Hill is literally 5 minutes away (walking distance), so why not stopping by? In case you haven’t heard about Bryant Park, it’s one of the best locations and parks to visit in New York City. See our videos below.
You may not know close to Murray Hill there’s an old building located on 686 Third Avenue. This building has basically no real windows and many people love to take pictures of it. Please, read our article “Mysterious New York Buildings” for more information about it!
How to get here
There are many ways to go to Murray Hill. Murray Hill goes from East 32nd Street to roughly East 40th Street, and from Third Avenue to roughly Madison Avenue. This means you can get here:
With the subway 4, 5, 6 (green) train, subway stop station: Grand Central 42nd Street
With the subway 6 (green) train, subway stop station: 33rd Street
With the bus M101 that runs on Third Avenue. You can stop anywhere between 32nd and 40th street
With the NYC Ferry, by getting off at East 34th Street
New York Springs are famous for the cherry blossom season. The photo below shows Park Avenue corner with 37th street on a beautiful spring day. In the photo, you can also see Grand Central Terminal as well as the MetLife building.
If you’re after a good coffee and some pastries, you could enjoy an authentic Italian espresso coffee by stopping by at Matto Espresso. Another cozy coffee hidden spot where usually locals go is Perk Cafe.
Are you a sushi person? Then, we definitely recommend visiting our friends at Hiroki Sushi. The owners are really nice and friendly and their sushi is fresh and great!
Are you a pizza person?
If you’re more on a budget but still would like a good pizza, we recommend stopping by at Dough Boys, at the corner of East 31st Street and Third Avenue. If, on the other hand, you fancy a real authentic and delicious Pizza (in our opinion one of the best Pizza Restaurants in New York), then check out Norma.
If the list above convinced you and you would like to see more about Murray Hill and surroundings, here are some YouTube videos we recorded for you. You could also directly visit our YouTube channel and watch more and more videos!