686 2ND AVE in Murray Hill

Murray Hill

Good transportation Fun nightlife On the rise Young crowd

The diversity, lower rents than surrounding neighborhoods, and a convenient location make Murray Hill a desirable location for those seeking to live in Manhattan.

The fact that Murray Hill real estate has increased in value several times the past decade shows how up-and-coming the neighborhood continues to be. The close proximity of Grand Central near the northwestern part of the neighborhood provides multiple transportation options, while the serene St.

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Building Mix

  • 39% Luxury Highrise
  • 22% Elevator/Laundry Building
  • 10% Pre War
  • 10% Walk-Up
  • 5% Post War
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Descriptions of 686 2nd Ave

Located in the fantastic neighborhood, walking distance to trains, Grand Central Station, and some of the best restaurants and nightlife options in the area. Set in a well-maintained pre-war elevator building with a laundry room, bike room, and storage room. Peter Smith (Jan 2013)
Landscaped roof deck with a wet bar, grill, sun deck with reflecting pool, dining, and a bocce ball/putting green court, a 3,000 sq. This is a boutique Green Building with LEED standard green design features. Full luxury condo building with 24/7 doorman and concierge. Near all major transportation, bars and restaurants. Yigal Chitrith (May 2014)
Live in the best neighborhood of the city close to the 6 train, healthfood stores, movie theatre, shopping and trendy restaurants. Anna Balakina (Jul 2014)
Varten's Park, the East River Esplanade, Grand Central Station as well as several great restaurants and cafes in Murray Hill. The building boasts a tastefully renovated lobby, video intercom, storage room, bike room, and laundry room. Jeff Einstein (Nov 2012)
Distinctive art deco video-intercom building is flawlessly maintained by the dedicated staff and live-in superintendent. All rooms including the updated kitchen and bathroom have West exposure windows and very good light with street views. Sharon Zhu (Jul 2011)
It's all about location in Manhattan, and this address is mere steps to anything you could ever want, need or desire. The convenient Murray Hill location places you just moments from major subways, grocery and endless restaurants. Moshe Kanarfogel (Jul 2012)
Close to restaurants, bars, shops, buses/subways, and so much more. Well-maintained walk-up building with voice intercom. Ricardo Mercado (Aug 2012)
Move in immediately Prime location. Jacob Gunther (Dec 2012)

apartments in this building

Nearby Subway Stations

  • 7 Grand Central - 42 St (0.35 mi)
  • 4 6 5 Grand Central - 42 St (0.4 mi)
  • GS Grand Central - 42 St (0.55 mi)
  • 4 6 5 33 St (0.56 mi)

building details

Floors: 6
Units: 83
Floor area: 80000
Year built: 1941

Nearby Schools

  • P.S. 116 Mary Lindley Murray
  • Elementary
  • 210 EAST 33 STREET
  • Unity Center For Urban Technologies
  • High school
  • 111 EAST 33 STREET
  • Manhattan Academy For Arts & Language
  • High school
  • 111 EAST 33 STREET
  • Norman Thomas High School
  • High school
  • 111 EAST 33 STREET
  • Murray Hill Academy
  • High school
  • 111 EAST 33 STREET
  • The 47 American Sign Language & English Lower Scho
  • K-8
  • 223 EAST 23 STREET
  • 47 The American Sign Language And English Dual Lan
  • Secondary School
  • 223 EAST 23 STREET
  • Baruch College Campus High School
  • High school
  • 55 EAST 25 STREET
  • School Of The Future High School
  • Secondary School
  • 127 EAST 22 STREET
  • J.H.S. 104 Simon Baruch
  • Junior High-Intermediate-Middle
  • 330 EAST 21 STREET