This is My New York
"My favorite part of the city to visit is Murray Hill. I am a big fan of the architecture there, as this area of Manhattan has some of the most fascinating and renowned skyscrapers in the world."
1. THE CHRYSLER BUILDING | 405 Lexington Ave.
My morning starts off with a visit to the Chrysler Building that was designed as an Art Deco style skyscraper in 1928 and is the 4th tallest skyscraper in New York City.
2. GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL | 87 East 42nd St.
Next, I’ll make my way across Lexington Avenue to Grand Central Terminal. This magnificently restored architectural icon houses boutiques, a magnificent underground food court and market, and is a well-known transportation hub in the city.
3. LI-LAC | Located in Grand Central Terminal Market Hall
While exploring the terminal, make sure to stop by Li-Lac for a chocolate treat. One of my favorites is the hazelnut truffle square.
4. LEXINGTON AND PARK | Upper 30s
Walking down Lexington and Park, you will see some amazing stone structures, many of which are embellished with great detail – an architectural practice which you don’t see much of today
5. SCANDINAVIA HOUSE | 58 Park Ave.
Scandinavia House is a top cultural center with exhibitions and a children’s play space. Visit their café for some delicious Swedish meatballs.
6. RARE VIEW BAR | 303 Lexington Ave.
This rooftop bar is open from May through September and has an amazing view of the city. Rare View Bar is a great place to grab steak and cocktails for lunch in the summertime.
7. NEW YORK DESIGN CENTER | 200 Lexington Ave.
After lunch, marvel at the wonderful designer furniture on display in the windows at the New York Design Center.
8. MARCONY | 184 Lexington Ave.
Hungry for some Italian cuisine? I like to stop by Marcony for a plate of Spaghetti Chitarra or the Tortellini Marcony with a white truffle cream sauce!
9. “CURRY HILL” | Lexington Ave. & 28th St.
Murray Hill, sometimes known as “Curry Hill”, is home to a variety of different Indian restaurants and food shops.
10. KALUSTYAN’S LANDMARK | 123 Lexington Ave.
Enjoy the specialty foods that Kalustyan’s has to offer and maybe make your own curry! I like to shop for food and condiments such as mustards, pickles, teas, chutneys and nuts for my pantry.