Murray Hill

Architecture, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Murray Hill

Photo: George Comfort & Sons via Landmarks Preservation Commission

One of Manhattan’s grandest lobbies is on its way to becoming a New York City landmark. The Landmarks Preservation Commission calendared the ornate, T-shaped lobby of 200 Madison Avenue earlier this summer and is expected to vote to designate the space as an interior landmark in the coming weeks. Designed by Warren & Wetmore in 1925, the firm behind Grand Central Terminal, the Midtown South lobby features a 200-foot-long through-block arcade that boasts a beautiful vaulted ceiling, polished marble walls, and other stunning elements reflective of the era.

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Cool Listings, Murray Hill

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

This stately Murray Hill townhouse was once home to famed commercial artist Birney A. Lettick, whose illustrations often graced the cover of Time magazine. In fact, his original studio remains intact. In the early 1950s, it was owned by Frederick Lewis Allen, then the editor of Harper’s Magazine. Located at 121 East 35th Street, the home was built in 1856 and has five bedrooms and a garden-level apartment. It’s on the market for $4,495,000.

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City Living, Murray Hill

All photos by Max Touhey, courtesy of JDS Development Group

A 42nd-story rooftop pool overlooking the East River is coming back to New York City for the summer. Located atop the American Copper Buildings in Murray Hill, The Sentry is currently accepting membership applications for its 2021 season, which kicks off ahead of Memorial Day Weekend. Sky-high swimming does not come cheap, however. Memberships start at $2,600 for a single member, $4,300 for couples, and $3,000 for non-residents.

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Cool Listings, Murray Hill

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

This two-bedroom duplex in Murray Hill was designed by the firm of architectural critic Joseph Giovannini, with a multi-level layout, geometric elements, two solariums, and a magical outdoor garden. Located at the co-op 140 East 40th Street, the two-bedroom home is currently on the market for $1,275,000.

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Cool Listings, Murray Hill

Listing photos by Evan Joseph

The Future Condominium at 200 East 32nd Street is located at the corner of Third Avenue, affording it a prime Kips Bay location that’s not only convenient but is just the right distance from Midtown’s landmarks for some killer views. This north-facing two-bedroom unit, currently listed for $1,750,000, overlooks the Chrysler Building and the newly completed One Vanderbilt Tower through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. It also has a south-west-facing balcony with even more views, including those of the World Trade Center.

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Cool Listings, Murray Hill

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Usually, the split-level layout is reserved for suburban homes, but this Murray Hill one-bedroom has incorporated it in a practical and stylish way. Located at The Antoinette co-op at 7 East 35th Street, the home offers a very impressive 900+ square feet for its $695,000 price tag. The large living room is open to the elevated kitchen and dining room, which provides a good amount of separation while still maintaining an open feel. And above that is a spacious bedroom suite complete with an en-suite bathroom and balcony.

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Cool Listings, Murray Hill

Photo Credit: Gamut Photos for Sotheby’s International Realty

The listing for this $3,250,000 three-bedroom co-op in Murray Hill touts the property as a “true penthouse,” explaining that it “sits on top of the building proper and is accessed through a private entrance at rooftop level.” That location (which sounds pretty darn good to us!) also affords the home at 244 Madison Avenue an incredible rooftop terrace, complete with cozy built-in seating and dining, as well as views of the Empire State Building and Midtown skylines.

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Cool Listings, Murray Hill

123 East 37th Street, Murray Hill, studios, co-ops

Photo credit: MW Studio for Compass

Located on the 10th floor of Lindley House at 123 East 37th Street, this pre-war studio, asking $520,000, is that rare NYC apartment that has been recently renovated yet retains its classic details, with colorful uniqueness added. Though not a large space, the co-op has a sleeping alcove separated by doors, a separate kitchen, and lots of thoughtfully-designed storage

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Murray Hill

Streetview of The Frontier; Map data © 2019 Google

Applications are now being accepted for a 150-person waitlist for a luxury rental building in Murray Hill. Located at 200 East 39th Street, the building, known as Frontier, rises 19 stories and contains just under 100 apartments. Perks include a landscaped rooftop terrace, a fitness center, and a gaming lounge. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income can apply to be placed on the waitlist for affordable units ranging from an $858/month studio to a $1,381/month two-bedroom.

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Cool Listings, Murray Hill, Tudor City

25 Tudor City Place, Tudor Tower, cool listings, turtle bay

Photo credit: Russ Ross courtesy of Compass.

Completed in 1929, Tudor Tower at 25 Tudor City Place in Murray Hill’s Tudor City historic district was one of the world’s first three residential skyscrapers. Asking $275,000, this studio is among the least expensive units in the landmarked prewar co-op complex.

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