East of Fifth Avenue – stretching from 34th Street to the south to 40th Street to the north – is a neighborhood known as Murray Hill. It is notable for its pre-war apartment buildings and elegant mansions along with its central location. To the east of Third Avenue, one can find post-wars and full-service apartment buildings. Murray Hill has something for everyone.
Murray Hill is a relatively quiet and affordable neighborhood. Residents appreciate living close to Midtown without actually living in Midtown. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to walk to work. Grand Central Terminal is located at Murray Hill’s northern edge, making the neighborhood a popular choice for those with a ‘reverse commute’ – or those who live in the city and commute elsewhere.
Nightlife and restaurants can be found along Third Avenue. In addition to the transportation at Grand Central, you can also find the 6 train along Park Avenue.
Kip’s Bay is actually a distinct neighborhood, but one that blends in seamlessly with Murray Hill. Kip’s Bay covers everything to the east of Park Avenue South, between 23rd and 34th Streets.
Kip’s Bay has been built and re-built in patches and the architecture of the neighborhood lacks consistency as a result. There is no defining feature that makes you say, “This must be Kip’s Bay!” The neighborhood makes up for its lack of character with affordable real estate and a relatively convenient location, halfway between downtown and midtown. You can also find plenty of hospitals in Kip’s Bay, including Tisch Hospital, NYU College of Dentistry, NYU School of Medicine, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Bellevue Hospital Center teaching hospital, among others.