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Old 06-06-2007, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Miami
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I am looking to move to NYC in the next few months and I can't decide what part of NYC to live in. I am looking at Murray Hill and East Midtown. I am young, single, still like to go out in the evening and I have a small dog. I can't decide Midtown or Murray Hill. Can anyone give me some benefits or drawbacks on each area? Anything will help...
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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If I were interested in dog walking as a priority, I'd probably select Murray Hill--less foot traffic, but probably less restaurants than Midtown East or West. Noise factor might also make a difference: noisier in Midtown than Murray Hill.

If you decide on Midtown West, I know there is a popular dog-walking park in the 50s & 11th Avenue I believe.
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Miami
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Thank you for that advice. I hadn't even though about noise being a huge issue...
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:41 AM
 
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I live and work in what's usually considered 'Midtown East.' There are several dog runs (on at 51st and the river and another at 60th and the river). Nice apartments that are good value (for Manhattan).
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:46 AM
 
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Someone just told me I should look at Union Square? Any thoughts?
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Old 06-06-2007, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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If you have the means both places are great to live in. They both offer a good amount of things to do in their respective areas. Not a huge difference. Murray Hill is farther from the trains though.

Union Square is a great area for a young person to live in the city, if they have the means. There are a ton of things to do around there. A lot of great bars and restaurants, and it's close to a lot of trains.
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Old 06-06-2007, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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Union Square, definately! There're always people and things going on in the park: farmer's market, movies, restaurants, music, stores.
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Old 06-06-2007, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I used to live in Gramercy Park area, a few block from Union Square. If you dog, is used to the country, the noise will be a big adjustment.
If I was young and single and had a dog and a good income, I would be looking more at the East Village or the Upper West Side. East Village you have Tompkins Square and UWS Central Park and Riverside Park.
Anywhere in midtown has good restaurants, but not as hip as other areas I've described.
Good luck.
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Old 06-06-2007, 02:41 PM
 
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I lived in Murray Hill (34th and Park) for about a year and loved it. It's a great location and is popular with young professionals, many of whom have dogs, which is evident as you stroll around the neighborhood. One of things I really liked was that it was a very central location. From my apartment, I could easily walk to work (in Rockefeller Center) or down to Chelsea, Union Square or the Village. There were plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from, mainly along 3rd Avenue and Park Avenue South.

It's true that the downtown areas are more trendy, though the whole snobbish attitude that nothing above 14th Street could possibly be cool really used to bug me! One good thing about Murray Hill is that it's a little more affordable than downtown, which leaves you with more disposable income for going out.

Hope this helps. Best of luck to you!
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