Preservation in Murray Hill

A place to share your personal memories, anecdotes, surprising encounters, or human interest stories that charm, surprise and build our community.

Murray Hill Neighbors’ Stories

The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Preservation & Design Committee is collecting Murray Hill Neighbors’ Stories.

This is a place to share your personal memories, anecdotes, surprising encounters, or human interest stories that charm, surprise and build our community.

We plan to publish these stories on a regular basis. We want to hear from you!

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Murray Hill Restriction, 1847

Landmarks Preservation Commission research on the entire history of Park Avenue done for the East Side Access project, starting with native Americans more than 11,000 years ago, revised history of the Murrays, the Fourth Street Tunnel Gang, and more: 
 

 

Become a Murray Hill Walking Tour Guide

ARE YOU A HISTORY BUFF? A LOVER OF ARCHITECTURE? INTERESTED IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION? 

If so, and you have an interest in sharing your knowledge with others, apply to become a volunteer walking tour guide! The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Preservation and Design Committee is seeking volunteer walking tour guides for its award-winning program. Training will be provided.

If interested, kindly reply to preservation@murrayhillnyc.orgPhoto: De Lamar Mansion, 233 Madison Avenue at 37th Street, New York, Drawing by Dean Avery (detail).

Update: The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association opposes the recent proliferation of garish LED/neon signs in residential historic Murray Hill

Garish 24-hour lights and signage have recently sprung up in residential Murray Hill, especially on Park Avenue.

The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association opposes the recent proliferation of 24-hour garish LED/neon signs all night light displays in store front street-level spaces in residential buildings creating a commercial thoroughfare in our historic residential Murray Hill, especially on Park Avenue. The MHNA sent a letter to Board Presidents and Managing agents of Park Avenue buildings from 34th – 39th Street, as well as to certain individual buildings regarding the LED/neon signs in Murray Hill. They also reported the problem (with images) to Community Board Six and the Landmarks Preservation Commission. A ground floor space in a business in a landmark building on 38th Street replaced their flashing sign with a smaller, less garish sign. If you would like to comment on this issue, please call 311 to report the offensive signage issue.