Murray Hill, Queens

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Murray Hill, Queens
Neighborhoods of New York City
Country United States
State New York
County Queens
Area[1]
 • Total 0.52 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 26,131
Economics
 • Median income $38,978
ZIP code 11354, 11355, 11358
Area code(s) 718, 347, 917

Murray Hill is a small neighborhood within Flushing in the New York City borough of Queens. Traditionally the home of families of Irish and Italian immigrants, many Korean and Chinese immigrants have moved into the area in recent years. Murray Hill is often confused with the larger Murray Hill neighborhood on the East Side of Manhattan.[1][2]

Before the area was developed for residential housing in 1889, Murray Hill was the location of several large nurseries owned by the King, Murray, and Parsons families.[3] The Kingsland Homestead has been preserved as the home of the Queens Historical Society.[1] The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden is also located in Murray Hill.[4]

The neighborhood is served by the Murray Hill station on the Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Branch, offering service to the Woodside station and to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. Numerous bus lines operate through Murray Hill, providing service to Flushing and Main Street station, the terminus of the IRT Flushing Line (7 <7> trains) of the New York City Subway.

Comic strip artist Richard F. Outcault, the creator of The Yellow Kid and Buster Brown, lived on 147th Street in Murray Hill.[5]

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Coordinates: 40°45′44.95″N 73°48′52.35″W / 40.7624861°N 73.8145417°W / 40.7624861; -73.8145417