Kips/Turtle Bay/Murray Hill

Kips Bay, Turtle Bay, and Murray Hill form a diverse and dynamic trio, each offering its unique charm.

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Kips Bay, Turtle Bay, and Murray Hill: A Blend of Historic Charm and Urban Energy


Welcome to the East Side

Nestled on the east side of Manhattan, the neighborhoods of Kips Bay, Turtle Bay, and Murray Hill form a diverse and dynamic trio, each offering its unique charm. From historic brownstones to modern skyscrapers, this East Side ensemble provides a blend of residential tranquility, cultural richness, and vibrant urban energy. Join us as we explore the highlights of these distinctive Manhattan neighborhoods.

Getting There

The East Side is well-connected by various subway lines, including the 4, 5, 6, 7, S, and B trains. Grand Central Terminal serves as a major transportation hub, providing convenient access to the area and connecting it to other parts of the city.

Grand Central Terminal: Architectural Marvel

Grand Central Terminal, an architectural masterpiece, is a hub of activity and a gateway to the East Side. Marvel at the celestial ceiling in the Main Concourse, indulge in upscale dining options, and explore the hidden gems within this iconic transportation hub.

Turtle Bay Gardens: Historic Oasis

Turtle Bay Gardens, a series of charming townhouses on East 48th and 49th Streets, transports you to a bygone era. The historic brownstones and quaint gardens provide a serene contrast to the bustling city, offering residents a peaceful enclave in the heart of Manhattan.

United Nations Headquarters: Global Hub

Turtle Bay is home to the United Nations Headquarters, a symbol of international diplomacy. Explore the iconic General Assembly building and stroll along the East River to enjoy scenic views of the UN complex.

Kips Bay: Healthcare Hub

Kips Bay is known for its concentration of medical institutions, including the NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital. The neighborhood's healthcare facilities contribute to its reputation as a hub for medical research and patient care.

Murray Hill Brownstones: Historic Residences

Murray Hill is characterized by its tree-lined streets and historic brownstones, providing a residential charm in the midst of urban vibrancy. Explore the neighborhood's architectural heritage and discover the elegance of its pre-war buildings.

34th Street: Retail and Landmarks

34th Street is a bustling thoroughfare featuring retail landmarks like the flagship Macy's department store. The street is also home to the iconic Empire State Building, offering panoramic views of the city from its observation deck.

Kips Bay Plaza: Modern Living

Kips Bay Plaza, a modern residential complex, offers contemporary living with high-rise apartment buildings and amenities. The development reflects the evolving landscape of Kips Bay, catering to residents seeking a mix of urban convenience and comfort.

Cultural Venues: Morgan Library and Scandinavia House

Murray Hill hosts cultural gems such as the Morgan Library & Museum, a repository of literary and artistic treasures, and Scandinavia House, promoting Nordic culture through exhibitions and events. These venues contribute to the neighborhood's cultural richness.

Curry Hill: Culinary Delights

Murray Hill is renowned for its diverse culinary scene, particularly along Lexington Avenue in the area known as "Curry Hill." Explore a mix of Indian, Pakistani, and other international cuisines, offering a flavorful journey for food enthusiasts.

East River Esplanade: Waterside Recreation

The East River Esplanade provides a scenic waterfront space for residents to enjoy recreational activities and stunning views of the river. Walk, jog, or simply relax along this picturesque stretch that adds a touch of nature to the urban landscape.

Community Engagement: Local Events and Parks

These East Side neighborhoods actively engage their communities through local events, street fairs, and parks. Murray Hill's St. Vartan Park and Kips Bay's Bellevue South Park offer green spaces for recreation and community gatherings.

Final Thoughts

Kips Bay, Turtle Bay, and Murray Hill invite you to experience a harmonious blend of historic elegance, urban vitality, and community spirit. Whether exploring historic landmarks, savoring diverse cuisines, or enjoying the waterfront, these neighborhoods embody the multifaceted appeal of the East Side.

Around Kips/Turtle Bay/Murray Hill, NY

There's plenty to do around Kips/Turtle Bay/Murray Hill, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including NYFoodBox, Cuffie Ridge Vegan Café, and Welcome Home.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$ 1.43 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.3 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.34 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.51 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.81 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.58 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Overview for Kips/Turtle Bay/Murray Hill, NY

36,595 people live in Kips/Turtle Bay/Murray Hill, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $90,680. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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38 years

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Schools in Kips/Turtle Bay/Murray Hill, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Kips/Turtle Bay/Murray Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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British International School Of Ny
PreK - 8th
No rating available
United Nations International School
K - 12th
No rating available
Ps 116 Mary Lindley Murray
PreK - 5th
American Sign Language & English Secondary School
9th - 12th
The Churchill School & Center
K - 12th
No rating available
Manhattan Academy For Arts And Languages
9th - 12th
Unity Center For Urban Technologies
9th - 12th
47 American Sign Language And English Lower School (The)
PreK - 8th
9th - 12th

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