Murray Hill

Keep up with the effervescent energy of Murray Hill's friendly bars and 24 hour eateries.

Pre-war buildings and post-college co-eds fill the streets in Murray Hill. Although this boisterous locale is known for its raucous nightlife and hip cafes, Murray Hill offers more than countless places to party. Nineteenth century townhouses add a touch of sophistication to its mix of nondescript apartment complexes. For a low-key weekday meal or a loud and late-night round of drinks, Murray Hill’s got something that fits the bill.

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Murray Hill is within Manhattan, Midtown, and Midtown East and bordered by Flatiron District and Kips Bay

Laguardia Airport: 15 minutes by cab with no traffic
JFK Airport: 25 minutes by cab with no traffic
Wall Street / Financial District: 23 minutes by subway
Times Square: 17 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Post-College Party in Murray Hill

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Murray Hill is most known for its post-graduate nightlife.

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You'll find as many Manhattan outsiders as Manhattanites on the Murray Hill circuit. The neighborhood is known as a Long Island favorite in NYC.

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Murray Hill mixes co-eds and cocktails until the sun comes up.

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The neighborhood promises everything you need for a late night out. Pizza places and convenience stores stay open after-hours.

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The Morning After in Murray Hill

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There's more to Murray Hill than its rowdy nightlife.

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The neighborhood is dotted with restaurants, cafes and specialty shops.

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It's also known as a destination for great Indian cuisine.

Great for Getting Into (or out of) NYC

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Long Islanders and Queens residents pour into Murray Hill via the Queens Midtown Tunnel.

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Trains speed in and out of Grand Central Station, one of New York's busiest, and most beautiful, transit hubs.

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Cars and trains not your thing? Take the Ferry across the river.

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Or ride through Murray Hill at your own speed along the East Side bike path.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Kenn Tam

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Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specializes in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.