3.3 out of 10

East 41st St, Murray Hill

40.7480487526782 -73.9700444361177
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals


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

"Corporate living"

East 41st starts off with something few streets in Murray Hill have: a park. Granted, it's a really small park, but there is so little green in this area that I'm sure the people who live here take what they can get. It's also not ideal that the park is across the street from a soon to be demolished Con Ed building, but again, I guess beggars can't be choosers.
The entire block at 2nd is taken up by Tudor City which I am equal parts in love with and completely creeped out by. Tudor City is a big apartment complex that is designed in the Ye Olde English aesthetic. Everything looks like it jumped out of a Hans Christian Anderson story which is interesting but also so bizarre in the midst of all of the tunnel traffic and massive skyscrapers in the area. I mean, there's a castle replica in Tudor City! It's the weirdest thing ever. And, people actually live here.
The next couple of blocks house a bunch of shapeless apartment buildings and commercial spaces. There's nothing really exciting happening around here except for maybe Leona Helmsley's hotel at 2nd Ave. And, around Lex, the only interesting thing happening is the smorgasbord of architecture. There are some really interesting art deco buildings on the block mixed in with things like an oblong, black glass tower. I just wish the actual businesses in the buildings had to go along with the theme of the building . . but, I guess I'll have to wait until I'm mayor to enforce that.
There's not much else to the street aside from architecture firms, a few hotels and a couple of corporate restaurants with little cache. It's a pretty uneventful street that only has a professional suit kind of energy to it. It's not awful to live on it just seems like no one actually lives here.
  • Interesting mix of buildings
  • Boring
  • No neighborhood energy
Recommended for
  • Professionals

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