Perhaps one of Murray Hill’s greatest assets is its proximity to the East River. On a sunny day, unwind with a walk or run down the path along the water. Take lunch or stretch out and sunbathe on one of the grassy areas dotting the path, where there are plenty of picnic tables and benches set up. On not so nice days, escape to the huge AMC Loews movie theater, which is equipped with 15 screens and plays both independent films and new releases. If you’re in a shopping mood, head to some of the fashionable boutiques like French Corner, Shoe Box, or Denim Habit.
For a fun evening when you want to shake things up, head to SPiN, a unique venue featuring a full bar and restaurant and 17 ping-pong courts. If you want to hear some music but don’t feel up for a crazy concert, check out the Jazz Standard. Home to the award-winning Blue Smoke Barbecue, you can enjoy watching live performances by world-class artists while you eat.
Murray Hill Shopping and Entertainment-
- AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 570 Second Ave
- French Corner 120 E 34th St
- Shoe Box 537 Third Ave
- Denim Habit 525 Third Ave
- SPiN 48 E 23rd St
- Jazz Standard 116 E 27th St