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Murray Hill

Named after the Quaker merchant Robert Murray who owned a farm atop a hill here, Murray Hill spans from East 34th to 42nd Streets, and from the East River to Madison Avenue. Tudor City marks the first residential skyscraper in the world. Of the 100 townhouses listed in the area in the 1892 Social Register, 60 remain standing. These wonderful single-family brownstones, some beautifully renovated, share the territory with Murray Hill apartments for rent in new high rise condo towers and great new loft-like apartments on Madison and Fifth.

Within Murray Hill you’ll find Kips Bay, a neighborhood with many restaurants and a movie theater, and Turtle Bay to the north where the headquarters of the United Nations sits on the edge of the East River (once a slaughterhouse). Sutton Place just above Turtle Bay was the crème de la crème of fashion in the 1920s and home of the Morgans and Vanderbilts. The recently renovated Morgan Library is a historic treasure. In the middle of Manhattan, Murray Hill offers anything you’re looking for, from old and new style housing to many conveniences, services, shops, ethnic restaurants and more.