Around Town

Murray Hill

By Linette Semino

Encompassing East 34th to 42nd Streets and from Madison Avenue to the East River, Murray Hill is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Manhattan. It is a lovely neighborhood with a rich history that offers attainable luxury and views to inspire.

This neighborhood was named for Robert Murray, the head of a respected mercantile family that settled in the area in the 18th century. Other notable early residents include J. P. Morgan, who in 1882 built a brownstone free-standing mansion on Madison Avenue at East 36th Street. Today it is part of The Morgan Library & Museum. Over time, Murray Hill’s pedigree increased, becoming an upscale neighborhood during the 20th century. Now, this vibrant neighborhood has a mix of townhouses on side streets and multi-apartment or commercial buildings on the avenues. There are several modern new construction buildings between Third and First Avenues, providing a mix of historic and modern structures.

By the end of the 19th century, when J.P. Morgan moved to Kips Bay, a gentlemen’s agreement had been established restricting the streets of Murray Hill to private homes. Until the invasion of high-rise hotels and apartments in the 1920s, it was a neighborhood of elegant mansions, many of which still stand.

In addition, Murray Hill also contains several cultural institutions, as well as missions and consulates to the nearby United Nations headquarters. Murray Hill has it all including renown restaurants, various gyms, yoga studios, bike paths, parks for dogs, and all types of outdoor activities for active people. Everyone falls in love with the welcoming, down-to-earth energy in this convenient and comfortable neighborhood.

Yes, people seem to be happy to call this neighborhood home. Let’s explore one luxury residence to call your own.

201 East 36th Street Unit 7A is a spacious 1,129 square-foot two-bedroom with two baths condominium. This residence is a rare opportunity for buyers looking for a move-in ready condo in the heart of Manhattan. This sizable corner condo features brand new wood floors, freshly painted walls and 12 windows with three exposures—southern, eastern and northern. The large, windowed kitchen offers a breakfast bar and ample cabinet space. The split bedrooms are almost identical in size and there is ample closet space throughout the apartment including space for a home office. Spacious and sunny, 7A is the sought-after condo for those buyers looking to own a great property

The residence is located in Murray Hill Terrace, a modern full-service condominium, with a 24-hour doorman, live-in resident manager, handyman and porters, brand-new laundry facilities, a bike room, and low common charges that include air conditioning. The condominium is conveniently located near Grand Central Terminal (4/5/6/7) subway lines and MetroNorth), East River Ferry, Queens Midtown tunnel, Fairway, Trader Joe’s, and great neighborhood restaurants. Best of all, it’s a pet-friendly building. Asking price: $1.075 million

For more information on 201 East 36th Street, contact Linette Semino at

Advertisement - Outer BAnks Vacation Rentals -
Advertisement - Select Sotheby's - SELECTSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM