Murray Hill is a neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan with boundaries at East 34th Street to the south, East 40th Street to the north, Madison Avenue to the west, and Third Avenue to the east and faces east on the East River.
Where did Murray Hill get its name?
Murray Hill got its name from the Murray family, an Irish/Quaker shipping and trading merchant family that dominated the area through much of the 18th century. The patriarch, Robert Murray arrived in the United States in 1732 and settled in New York in 1753. For several years, descendants of the Murray family fought to keep the area purely residential, limiting real estate building to only “brick and stone dwellings.” Today, a good portion of the original neighborhood still remains with its rich historical flavor. Some 60 buildings still exist from the 1890’s making Murray Hill one of the most historical residential areas in Manhattan.
How is the commute from Murray Hill?
Murray Hill is conveniently located in central Midtown. Need the train? Grand Central Station is an 8 minute walk. 33rd Street Subway Station is located at the intersection of Park Avenue and 33rd Street in Murray Hill and it is served by the 6 subway trains. With the train and subway stations so close, Murray Hill is ideal for all commuters.
Where can you find affordable apartments for rent in Midtown New York?
The answer is House 39 at 225 East 39th Street. Murray Hill blends the old historical brownstones with the new skyscrapers. Newly completed, this curving glass residential tower is 37 stories with 372 units and was built through the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. There are 75 units set aside for affordable housing for rent. Now anyone can afford a Manhattan luxury apartment in East Side and enjoy all the amenities of a luxury apartment without the usual Manhattan pricing. Residents have access to a 24-hour attended lobby, on-site resident manager, 2nd Floor Club terrace with outdoor children’s play area, lawn, fire pit, game lounge, indoor children’s playroom, 35th Floor Sky terrace with lounge, whirlpools, sauna, fitness center and indoor pool, laundry, bike room, and storage lockers.
And bonus – no fees! Visit House 39’s website to learn more or call them for availability or perhaps a tour at (212) 661-3900.