If you're looking for Murray Hill hotels near Grand Central Station, look no further than Westgate New York Grand Central! This neighborhood's history is as rich and diverse as the Murray Hill hotel history that lies within, hallmarked by a semi-normal, home-from-school, college town type feel that often finds its young professional travelers partying until the early morning among the pubs, sports bars, and 30-something haunts that line third avenue and Midtown East Manhattan. Visitors and residents alike often convene the evening with easy going (and romantic) walks on the East River, after an affordable evening dinner at any of the superior Korean, Indian or Sichuan food joints that give this local enclave the energy and youthful spirit it exudes. With several blocks of this urban area often dubbed 'Curry Hill' on account of its Indian-influences restaurant scene, this casual, down-to-earth neighborhood has something for everyone!
As the head center for Nordic culture in the United States, Scandinavia House offers extensive programs that showcase the culture of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Enjoy diverse exhibitions and periodic film series, as well as musical events, concerts and other artistic performances, ranging from readings, lectures, language courses, and even children’s activities. Push your cultural limits and get your 'Swede on' at Scandinavia House!
Address: 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Cross Street: between 37th St and 38th St
Hours: 10am-10pm, daily
Cost: varies by class or event
A strong and timeless feeling surrounds the great walls of St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, elevating 120 feet above 2nd Avenue and 34th Street in the middle of the hustle and bustle of it all. This peaceful sanctuary has always been part of the crowded New York Cityscape, hosting gatherings for young professionals, events for families, and a scores of cultural and musical performances, as well as educational workshops to locals and visitors alike.
Address: 630 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10016
Cross Street: between 34th St and 35th St, on 2nd Ave
Hours: vary according to event and service
Emerse yourself in Chinese culture with nostalgic ambiance and authentic Shanghainese cusine Through his carefully selected entrees, Chef Cheung demonstrates that what we eat is often a trigger of memories and emotions fromt he past. He grew up in a family of chefs and is determined to share his upbringings by leading an entire kitchen of Shanghainese locals. Indulge in this one of a kind experience of great culinary traditions!
Address: 550 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016
Cross Street: between 36th St and 37th St
Hours: 11:30am–3pm, 5–10pm, Sun-Thurs 11:30am-3pm, 5-10:30pm, Fri-Sat