3.7 out of 10

East 36th St, Murray Hill

Ranked 12th best street in Murray Hill
40.7470220603124 -73.9772141713422
Great for
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students


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 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5

"Nowhere town"

East 36th starts at the East River in Murray Hill and it's kind of deserted at this point. There's one luxury building with some spectacular views and nothing surrounding it. The only thing in the vicinity right now is an old Con Ed building that hasn't yet been turned to another luxury high rise. I guess it's a nice place to live if you like living in one of the very few parts of the city where there is almost nothing around you. There are, however, a lot of cars around you right here because it's where the Queens Midtown Tunnel is. Whenever I use the tunnel, I always, think, man, I would not like to live here. There's a little park right here that even seems depressing because it's in midst of all this traffic and pretty much nothing else.
The block at 3rd starts to perk up a bit with a luxury high rise on one side of the block and a really charming, beautiful apartment complex called Sniffen court on the other. It was an artist enclave for many years starting in the early 20th century. It was a series of stables before that and it's a really cool little court. It's such a shame to me that this building has no neighborhood to support it. There are no restaurants, bars, galleries. . . there's nothing around here. There are even a few little brownstones on the next block and still no neighborhood which is devastating to me. Brownstones are hard to come by . .
All in all, it's not an ideal street to live on if you like any sort of energy at all. Anytime you wanted to do something outside of your apartment, you'd have to leave your neighborhood which isn't ideal (especially in the winter).
  • Pretty desolate for the large majority of the street
Recommended for
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Classic Murray Hill"

Much has been said in recent years about life in Murray Hill While the Murray Hill nightlife scene may be tempting to recent graduates, who want to recapture the fraternity life after coming home from swank finance and banking jobs, for plenty of twenty-somethings and older residents alike the scene can be sterile - a collection of upper-middle-class prep school types who prefer knocking back shots in semi-dive bars like Margarita Murphy's or 515 or pubs like Patrick Kavanagh to the city's trendier cocktail joints. If beer pong doesn't sound like your idea of fun, there's little to do in this neighborhood - just and a couple of basic restaurants with an All-American/sports theme, like the cholesterol-busting Duke's New York or Black Sheep (although the occasional vegan can scrounge out some sustenance at Josie's East Side). You'll be able to eat and drink in this neighborhood, but the venues by and large lack the charm that seasoned New Yorkers have come to expect from their locals.
  • College scene
  • Lots to do
  • Everyone knows each other
  • Noisy
  • crowded dive bars
  • like a frat party
Recommended for
  • Singles

"Near the Hustle and Bustle"

36th street is not as crazy and crowded as 34th street. On 1st avenue there is a nice small park. You are also in walking distance of the Empire State Building which is located on 34th street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Depending on where you are you can see the Empire State building from 36th street. It’s a nice street near the action but not the center of the action. Anything you may need is within walking distance and if it isn’t public transportation is great for getting around.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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