About the NeighborhoodFirst popularized by the J.P. Morgans and Eleanor Roosevelts of the world, this midtown-adjacent area remains a favorite today thanks to its tree-lined townhouse streets and East River views – and an exceptional convenience to its location steps from Grand Central Station, midtown office buildings, and all things Gramercy, too. Lexington Avenue has always been fragrant with spices from a strip of excellent curry shops, while some new coolness comes courtesy of Dover Street Market, an outpost of the super-conceptual London shop.
“I had, and still have, a great appreciation for Murray Hill. I think it’s the most unchanged part of New York. It’s never really been discovered in the Dumbo or Williamsburg sense, but it has never been forgotten either.”
Find all manner of masalas at Tiffin Wallah, one of the area’s best curry joints.
Kalustyan’s stocks every rare spice and ingredient a home cook could need.
This small park connects Murray Hill, Flatiron and Nomad.
A margarita and chips are a stone’s throw from anywhere in Murray Hill.
The 69th Regiment Armory houses the “The Fighting Irish,” an infantry regiment.
Ex-New Yorkers crave nothing more than bacon-and-egg rolls from the corner deli.
A tiny mews of 1860s stables, Sniffen Court Historic District sits on East 36th Street.
The Kips Bay Towers complex is in classic Brutalist style.
Tycoons like J.P. Morgan called Murray Hill home in the 1800s.
Lexington Avenue’s string of Indian restaurants earned the neighborhood the nickname “Curry Hill.”