3.1 out of 10

East 31 St, Murray Hill

40.7451802247786 -73.9827273774582
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Professionals


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • 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

"Too midtown."

East 31st in Murray Hill is painfully close to midtown and it really resembles it too much for my liking. There are no neighborhood bars or restaurants and there's no neighborhood energy. It's loud and crowded during the day and dead at night. It's one of my least favorite areas in the city.
There's a couple of buildings on the block at Park that are Chinese-American Cultural Centers with the New York office for Jews for Jesus directly across the street. So, what I'm saying is that this must be an interesting block when everyone's meetings get out. There's also a health food store and an office building with a Cosi on the ground floor. As far as fast food chains go, Cosi is one of my favorites. The food isn't too bad for you and not too shabby either. Plus, they have wifi so I go in there for lunch sometimes and end up staying for hours. There are always tables available which I can't say about most coffee shops in this city that have wifi. There's also a hotel on this block which I hear isn't bad considering it's really cheap for a New York hotel. It's just kind of a sucktown neighborhood to be in if you're visiting New York but I live here so I'm kind of a snob about that, I guess.
The block at Lexington is just as big building as the rest of the neighborhood. It's also just as boring. There are a couple of little hotels, a textiles building and some little takeout spots at the bottom of office buildings. Nothing all that appealing and the noise level is pretty serious around here. The neighborhood is over at 5th but the street stays just about as painful all the way through. I wouldn't live here. There's nothing to do.
  • Close to transportation
  • No bars or restaurants
  • No energy
  • Ugly buildings
Recommended for
  • Professionals

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