Murray Hill is a small, upscale neighborhood in midtown Manhattan. Once home to monarchs and millionaires, today this midtown neighborhood has become a primarily residential neighborhood for young professionals and diplomats because of its proximity to the United Nations. Embassies and consulates now occupy the old mansions. While it is mainly a residential neighborhood, it does have interesting bars and an academic vibe from the many university students hanging out around 3rd avenue. A good neighborhood to catch some respite in New York if you appreciate the tranquility and at the same time, the proximity to the most important attractions. With regard to gastronomy, on Lexington Avenue, between the 27th and 30th streets, there is Little India or as the locals call it Curry Hill. It is much smaller than the one of Jackson Heights in Queens but with a considerable supply of restaurants and shops of South India very close to the heart of the city. If it is Korean food you are after head to the 30s to Koreatown for authentic noodle dishes and karaoke lounges. In Murray Hill, some well-preserved nineteenth-century buildings such as those at Sniffen Court at 150 to 158 of 36th Street were used as the background for The Doors' 1967 cover Strange Days. Murray Hill was once one of Manhattan's most exclusive and quiet districts. Lately, it has become very fashionable among the well-to-do young people. The number of apartment buildings grows at a dizzying pace. The night is also booming, especially in the area around Third Avenue which is full of restaurants and bars. You can go take a look at Morgan Library to get an idea of what Manhattan was like a century ago.
Murray Hill is between 27th South and 42nd North and between Madison Avenue and East River East. Murray Hill is a small neighborhood but its atmosphere varies street to street. Young and modern hipsters congregate on bustling Third Avenue while the most exclusive streets are around the embassies. Get here by taking subway trains 4, 5 and 6 and arrive at Murray Hill Streets 33 and 42. If you need to cross the city the bus is your best option.Midtown East, Kips Bay and Midtown border Murray Hill. The 1st Avenue Tunnel, the FDR and the East River can be found to the East. Take the Queens Midtown Tunnel to Long Island City or Brooklyn, or FDR to get to either Uptown or Downtown. Times Square is within walking distance along with the transportation hub Grand Central terminal, where trains can whisk you away to any of the commuter neighborhoods or on to your next adventure.