Calling all young Professionals…. Murray Hill is the hottest place for recent graduates, city newcomers and young families with the average one bedroom priced at $2,709. Bounded by the East River to sixth Avenue and 42nd to 23rd street, Murray Hill is located directly in Midtown Manhattan with close access to Grand Central, local bars and affordable nightlife destinations.

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What’s Hot in the neighborhood…..
when 5pm hits, Happy hour hits, it is an incredibly popular location after work for hanging out with friends and destressing after a long work day.. Where are the popular Happy Hour locations?

La Biblioteca located at 622 3rd Avenue

feeling spicy? This Latin-Asian inspired restaurant is the perfect place for a great happy hour with Tequila&Mezcal Bar. What makes this place unique is the concept of a sexy tequila bar that actually stores your bottle in their library for upwards of 6 months. can you say tequila Tuesday?

After a busy night life, an experienced Npenelopeew Yorker knows Brunch is a must, Murray hill is known for smaller intimate cafes, and local brunch spots. One spot that feels like a local New England Cafe plopped down in the middle of NY’s busiest Avenues is Penenutellalope. This local restaurant is a brunch famous spot with sweets from Nutella French Toast and Monkey Bread to Savory Salmon Wrapped Poached eggs and much more. Of course you can’t forget to leave out the Mimosas, Bellinis and Bloody Marys.
The Market:
You will fall in love with this down to earth, convenient and comfortable neighborhood. You can find very reasonable deals for spacious apartments in high rise buildings, townhouses and condos.
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The neighborhood:
A well known area in the East 20s, affectionately nicknamed “Curry Hill” by residents, specializes in Indian Restaurants, and farther west in the 30s is “Koreatown”, popular for its authentic Korean noodle dishes and karaoke lounges.Murray Hill offers a diverse neighborhood, perfect and exciting for young professionals moving to the city!

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Written By: Marisa Baker

Neighborhood Happenings: Flatiron District

With thousands of eateries in New York City, navigating the ever-changing food scene can be overwhelming for the lifelong New Yorker, let alone for the newcomer! Whether you are new to NYC, or simply new to the Flatiron District, we’ve come prepared with some of the best places to catch a bit to eat in the Flatiron neighborhood.

  • ABC Kitchen: Voted the best restaurant in America by the James Beard Foundation, is conveniently located right in the Flatiron District! ABC Kitchen is set apart by its sustainably developed decor and beautifully light environment, but this is only the beginning.  Their seasonal menu sets the benchmark for what locally sourced farm-to-table food should be. Check out the full menu here:
  • Cafe El Presidente: Self described as an “all-day Mexico City style cafe”, Cafe El Presidente honors Mexican culture through their decor and authentic, cosmopolitan menu options.  Priding themselves on their sustainably sourced ingredients, Cafe El Presidente makes all their dishes from scratch and boasts an in-house tortilleria that rolls out fresh corn and flour tortillas all day long!
  • Park Avenue: A former staple of the Upper East Side has since relocated and now calls the Flatiron District home.  This establishment, known for its seasonally changing menu, decor and name is currently in “winter” mode offering dishes like a roasted butternut soup, miso glazed brussel sprouts, and Long Island Duck. Stop by soon before they unveil their Spring menu!

Posted by Arielle Goldstein.

Neighborhood Happenings: Greenwich Village

New to Greenwich Village? Looking for a way to immerse yourself in your neighborhood? Look no further than than the annual Washington Square Park Pillow Fight! Come out on April 4th with your favorite non-feathered pillow or teddy bear and duke it out with your fellow New Yorkers in the most fun way possible! Feeling charitable as well?

After the pillow fighting ends feel free to donate your used pillow at the appointed donation center.  Last year’s pillow fight accumulated over 1,500 pillows that were then donated to homeless shelters throughout Brooklyn and the Bronx.  A wonderful cause and fun way to get to know your new neighbors, what could be better?

Full details can be found here:

Posted by Arielle Goldstein.

Upton Q and A with Ralph Greene

Q: How did you find your way to Upton?

A: After doing extensive research on some of the city’s top boutique real estate agencies, I found that Upton best fit the work-style I was hoping to become a part of. Once I applied and received an interview, I knew I had made the correct choice.


Q: What do you like most about the job and the office’s work environment?

A: Its a small and friendly environment. It allows all of the employees to work to their full potential, both inside and outside the office.


Q: What have you learned since working for the Upton team?

A: I have learned that a strong team is just as important, if not more important, than a strong individual. There is always someone who can teach you more.

Want to get to know Ralph better? Think he could find you the perfect place?

Contact him here! (503) 816-3143

Posted by Arielle Goldstein.

Upton Agent Spotlight! Get to know Michal Sudo:

Michal is currently in his first year at the Macaulay Honor Scholar’s program at Baruch College where he plans to earn his degree in accounting.  Michal realized his passion for the business field early in his college career and credits Upton Realty Group as providing him with an outlet to explore and strengthen his interest.

For Michal, the most appealing aspect of real estate is its ability to attract people of all different personalities, goals, and histories.  New York provides the ability to work with a diverse group of clients, which makes coming to work always enjoyable.  He says, “No two clients are the same and catering to each of their needs and expectations means there is a constantly changing atmosphere.”

As a fairly new member to the Upton team, learning the tricks of the trade has been easy with such helpful co-workers. Many other Upton brokers have been part of the team for a while and they all have plenty to offer in terms of teaching and imparting experience.   All the members have a great deal of determination to make the renting and buying experience as easy as possible for their clients.

Think Michal is the right agent for you?

Contact him here:

Posted by Arielle Goldstein.