Murray Hill

Murray Hill stretches roughly from 30th to 40th Street between 5th and 3rd Avenues and is a mix of high-rises, restaurants, and bars filled mostly with a postcollege crowd. The small but solid enclave of Little India (also known as "Curry Hill"), primarily around Lexington and 28th Street, is a good area to sample authentic cuisine and shop for traditional clothing and other goods in a handful of boutiques. Farther north, a few side streets are tree lined and town-house filled, with some high-profile haunts, including the Morgan Library and Museum with its vast book stacks and rare manuscripts. Probably the main reason to visit this neighborhood is to see New York's biggest icon, the Empire State Building.

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B. Altman Building/New York Public Library–Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)

In 1906, department-store magnate Benjamin Altman gambled that his fashionable patrons would follow him uptown from his popular store in…

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Morgan Library and Museum

The treasures inside this museum, gathered by John Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), one of New York's wealthiest financiers, are exceptional: medieval…

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Curry Hill

An affectionate play on the name of the neighborhood, Curry Hill is an aromatic three-block cluster of Indian restaurants and…

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