The streets of Murray Hill are lined with lovely mature trees and the homes and several businesses are modern apartment buildings. This is an ideal home for young college graduates and business professionals looking for the excitement of Manhattan living but not ready for some of the more top of the line apartment buildings in other areas. The buildings of Murray Hill are not too high, typically only five to six stories, and many have charming patios and pavilions.
If you are tired of walking through the streets of Murray Hill you can find an escape into some natural beauty in St. Vartan Park. This urban park has basketball and handball courts as well as a wading pool for children, but it also offers lots of grassy and forested areas for you and your dog to explore.
Just past the border of Murray Hill Is the East River, so if you are craving some river breezes you can walk a block to FDR Drive and walk along the river.
Murray Hill is primarily flat with wide roads and spacious sidewalks that allow you to stroll comfortably with your dog. The sidewalk is studded with mature trees that offer a bit of greenery and shade.
For more beautiful greenery, the Tudor City Greens offer well-maintained horticultural gardens and charming gravel paths. Plenty of comfortable benches and set aside seating areas provide you a place to rest with your dog.
St. Vartan Park can also provide a pleasant place to walk with your dog, provided your dog is okay with the noises of children playing in the playground here. There are a variety of sports courts and pleasant seating areas for you to stroll through with your dog.
The sidewalks of Murray Hill are wide but generally too busy to allow for wheeled sports with your dog. If you can catch a time when streets are not as busy, like on very cold days or during times when most people are at work, you can enjoy rollerblading, biking, or skating with your dog provided you have good control, since there are few places to fall that are not asphalt.
Many of the streets of Murray Hill are tree-lined and can be very pleasant and natural feeling to walk through, with birds singing and other natural sounds. There are also two parks in Murray Hill.
St. Vartan Park offers a variety of courts for various games as well as forested paths to walk through with your dog. The mature forest is a welcome bit of natural distraction after the city streets.
The Tudor City Greens, which cut across 42nd Street, is an expansive and beautifully maintained park that you can enjoy with your dog. Lovely gravel paths are surrounded on all sides by gorgeous, well-maintained groundcovers growing from the mulched ground. Mulch trails split off of the more official gravel trails, encouraging you and your dog to wander off into a bit of natural wonder.
A variety of seating areas mean that you can find a private place to relax with your dog in comfort, which can be a relief after all of the crowds of the city.