Murray Hill
Also known as Lower Midtown East, the more low-key part of Midtown stretches from Fifth Avenue to the United Nations at the East River. Both Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building are stunning architectural highlights, and the Pierpont Morgan Library presents diverse cultural offerings. The pedestrian and traffic congestion of Murray Hill is a major quality-of-life issue for the residents, who also battle against the endless traffic at the Queens-Midtown Tunnel. Nevertheless, take a walk around the quieter residential blocks, and you’re quickly transported away from the hubbub of central Midtown.