4.0 out of 10

East 28th St, Murray Hill

Ranked 10th best street in Murray Hill
40.7433262225268 -73.9840785672877
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students


1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"Cool if you like boring office buildings"

East 28th is one of the more boring blocks in an already boring neighborhood. There's nothing to do or see, none of the buildings are pretty aside from one or two (they're all plain high rises), and there's absolutely no night life. And, there are a ton of people and cars out during the day and nothing at night. So, it's either incredibly loud and crowded or a ghost town. Neither are fun.
There are a lot of little restaurants on the block at Lexington: a bagel spot, a few Indian restaurants, Chinese, etc. But, none of them are particularly noteworthy aside from the fact that the Black Duck Bistro is in a gorgeous townhouse. It's worth going there just for the space. I have a soft spot for restaurants in houses, though. There's also a little hotel in a cool old office building though I don't know what the rooms are like.
The block from Park to Madison is less impressive than the not so impressive former block. It's just a bunch of big office buildings with a couple of deli / coffee shop, take out places on the ground floor.
  • Tons of Indian restaurants
  • A bit isolated from the rest of Manhattan
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Laid-back family area in busy Manhattan"

While so much of downtown Manhattan can signify little more than hustle and bustle - the frantic Blackberry-checking and tie-straightening of a morning commute - Murray Hill offers something altogether quite different. Less pricey than Upper East Side dwellings and less trendy than the lofts and penthouses of downtown, Murray Hill is a middle class (by Manhattan standards) family neighborhood nestled away in the East Side. Located conveniently near the more "happening" East VIllage and Kips Bay areas, this street nevertheless has much to offer of its own. Often jokingly termed "Curry Hill" because of its burgeoning Indian population, the area around East 28th Street is filled with specialty grocery shops and restaurants. A strong diplomatic presence, due to the nearby UN, gives this area a cosmopolitan, international feel, and nearby bars and restaurants tend to cater to this slightly more upscale clientele. Try the trendy Bar and Books on 1st Avenue near Sutton Place, a few blocks uptown. This street is also well-located for culture vultures, with a branch of the New York Public Library, The Morgan Library, and more located in this neighborhood.
  • Family-friendly neighborhood feel
  • Tons of Indian restaurants
  • UN-centered restaurants and bars
  • A bit isolated from the rest of Manhattan
  • Too quiet for hipsters
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"The Copper Chimney"

If you like Indian cuisine, you should try some food from The Cooper Chimney. This block was fun but simple, residential, and seemed like more 30-somethings were present the younger crowd on other blocks. The things about New York is that it’s sometimes touch and go, and a lot of what I think is relative to my expectations of the block. Though, I did like the general feel of the street and how relatively quiet it was.

East 28th street is close to the following metro station: 6 at 27th street , and is accessible to many buses. Foot traffic is light and it is a good neighborhood for all people, especially more established people.

Best Streets in Murray Hill


Lexington Ave

"Offers just about all you could ask for"
40.7451520380616 -73.980633427065

East 27 St

"Nice Place to Settle "
40.7425173567454 -73.9840771334204

Madison Ave

"Long, wear good shoes."
40.7474526230379 -73.9831859639574

East 37th St

"Actually pretty which is surprising for this area"
40.7476045664277 -73.9766814139304

East 40th St

"Ritzy Shops Near Park Ave."
40.7495364070816 -73.9755124639604
"Lively, but a bit dark"
40.7430119085033 -73.9843067387784

East 38th St

"Some gorgeous homes"
40.7480404995 -73.975802578354

East 39 St

"Big Buildings and little else"
40.748635492555 -73.9752874004532

East 30 St

"The Opposite of Lacking"
40.7445628249164 -73.9831765782236

East 28th St

"The Copper Chimney"
40.7433262225268 -73.9840785672877

Best Neighborhoods to Live In

Best Cities to Live In

Tell everyone what you love about your neighborhood!

Leave a Review

Have a question?

How are schools? Is the area safe? What about public transit options?" Why not ask our community of locals!

Ask Now

Selling or Renting Your Home?

Maximize the selling price of your home by sharing what you love about your suburb to increase its appeal...

Leave a Review

Corporate Relocation Manager?

Enable your employees to share local knowledge in a private, trusted environment with those relocating... while building community.

Learn More