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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Murray Hill/Kips Bay borderline neighborhood

Neighborhood around here is called either Murray Hill or Kips Bay depending on who does the labeling...

Wikipedia says Murray Hill's southern borders are at Third Avenue and 34th Street, so technically side streets shown here are really in Kips Bay... however, people like to push border of Murray Hill southwards a couple of blocks. 

As I've said before, people seem to like the sound of Murray Hill better...it reminds me of when. MANY years ago, real estate agents started calling a part of the Lower East Side "The East Village" and the name stuck.

Avenues and main streets are heavily built up and commercial largely, side streets tranquil and full of low houses and brownstones... this is now arch-yuppie territory.