Between 32nd and 42 street one the east side of Manhattan lies Murray Hill, the affluent neighborhood that's never lost its classy image. A long time favorite neighborhood for NYC's elite, Murray Hill is full of high end establishments and homes.
In 1762, successful merchant Robert Murray decided to build a Mansion and farm on a desolate portion of Manhattan. His farm started from modern day 32nd street and extended north to about modern day 38th. The Murray estate would go on to play a major role in the Revolutionary War when another member of the Murray family, Mary Murray, invited the British to tea, giving the defeated American army enough time to escape Manhattan.
The land would remain in the hand of the various Murray's until 1835 when a fire swept the land that the Murray's had been renting to various people and government bodies. Around the 1850's row houses began being built in the area, and they soon became very popular with the wealthy…
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