Experiencing Murray Hill
Experiencing Murray Hill
In the 18th century, a vast 29-acre hilltop farm and estate known as “Inclenberg” occupied much of the east side of Manhattan. Today, Inclenberg has given way to a bustling and vibrant neighborhood we now call Murray Hill. These city blocks boast a dynamic blend of rich history and modernity that keeps locals, well, local. Whether it be the cozy neighborhood bars and appealing new restaurants, historic hot spots, a Westin or Hyatt for out-of-town guests, quick access to all airports via shuttle or tunnels, or easily accessible transit hubs, Murray Hill is the complete package; a microcosmic New York City. By virtue of convenience, residents of the new Murray Hill condos, The Lindley, will be able to experience institutions and public spaces that too many New Yorkers take for granted. Step outside The Lindley’s luxurious lobby and explore the very best of Murray Hill, like a local.
Ask anyone from the neighborhood where to head for a satisfying meal at any time of day, and there is a very good chance that one of their top choices will be Penelope. Serving the neighborhood for years, this place features familiar and affordable fare in a casual, bright, and airy setting. An insider tip is to stop by for dinner; otherwise, set that alarm early because weekend brunch tends to bring a line that spans around the corner. Another highly rated restaurant that is sure to impress is Cask Bar & Kitchen. Dim lighting and reclaimed wooden walls make this a cozy, intimate venue to enjoy a glass of wine and share some tapas with that special someone. Another great neighborhood option is the lively, colorful setting at Salvation Taco, where you can enjoy tasty tacos on the roof while admiring scenic views of the cityscape. Drop in for happy hour or a post-work drink before heading to Grand Central.
One of the greatest transit meccas in the world, Grand Central Terminal is always a sight to see, but only Murray Hill residents can dive deeply into all that it has to offer; unlike many of Grand Central’s harried patrons, locals could care less about missing the 6:45 p.m. to New Canaan. The breathtaking architecture, detailed design, and intricately painted murals that decorate the high ceilings provide years of history and form to explore. If you live nearby The Lindley, you can visit this landmark during calmer hours for a transcendent architectural experience. Of course, Grand Central is also your lifeline to rustic weekend getaways; take the Hudson Line northward on a spectacular trip up the river for a visit to a quaint town like Cold Spring Harbor, or a hike at Bear Mountain.
Just a few blocks down from Grand Central, you will find the lush greenery of Bryant Park and the remarkably restored New York Public Library. Spend an afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of the city streets and immerse yourself in the beautiful history and quiet eloquence of the library. Step into the lobby and travel up the grand staircase to the Main Reading Room, where you can curl up with a good book and enjoy the afternoon in a culturally rich NYC landmark. And once you’re ready for a bite, head around the library to Bryant Park, where you can dine alfresco and spend the afternoon people watching.