Murray Hill/Kips Bay is a residential neighborhood that was once home to some of the wealthiest New Yorkers’ estates. Nearby landmarks like the Empire State Building and the United Nations add to the feeling of being in a very “New York” neighborhood, but with a low-key charm. The neighborhood enjoys a tranquil atmosphere and streets filled with greenery, stunning apartments and celebrated townhouses.
Along the First Avenue corridor, the NYU College of Dentistry and School of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center and the Manhattan VA Hospital call the neighborhood home, as does a small population of medical students and professionals who live nearby.
In addition to the medical professionals who call the neighborhood home, Kips Bay is known for having some of the more affordable housing options. There’s a growing collection of restaurants and cafes for casual and fine dining as well as a cluster of bars and pubs catering to young singles.