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LPC Chair Takes Walking Tour in Murray Hill to View 29 Buildings Submitted for Landmark Designation

LPC Chair Takes Walking Tour in Murray Hill to View 29 Buildings Submitted for Landmark Designation

On a sunny August morning, Sarah Carroll, the new Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission and two senior members of her staff joined several members of the Preservation & Design Committee for a walking tour of Murray Hill. The purpose of the tour was to showcase 29 buildings that the P & D Committee had originally submitted to the LPC in 2016 for New York City landmark designation. 

Complete listing of the 29 buildings proposed for landmarking

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Register Now for the Business Networking Event at the AKC Museum of the Dog

Register Now for the Business Networking Event at the AKC Museum of the Dog

Murray Hill businesses are invited to a social event on Monday, December 2, from 6 to 8pm, as we welcome the AKC Museum of the Dog as a Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Business Member. Connect with other businesses in our neighborhood! Learn about the Museum, the collection, programs, and their space. Everyone who attends will have an opportunity to speak about their businesses, making an elevator pitch. Afterwards, guests are invited to tour the Museum and experience the Museum's digital exhibits. In addition, refreshments will be offered.

This event is free and open to Murray Hill businesses. Space is limited. Registration required. The event will take place at the AKC Museum of the Dog, 101 Park Avenue (entrance on 40th Street). 

AKC is the event sponsor, and the event is organized by The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Business Networking Committee and the AKC Museum of the Dog.

Photo: AKC Museum of the Dog hosts events for 2- and 4-legged invited guests. Photo by Nancy Idaka Sheran. 

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MHNA 2019 Annual Survey: Better Together!

MHNA 2019 Annual Survey: Better Together!

The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association annual survey was sent to everyone on the MHNA email list. Our email list includes both members and non-members who have signed up for our emails. 174 people responded to the survey. We thank them for their thoughtful comments.

The questions ranged from general questions about Murray Hill to specific questions about MHNA programs. The survey contained many free format answer fields, which allowed respondents to give unstructured answers.

The MHNA uses the responses to the survey to help understand our member's concerns and priorities and also to prioritze our work. We share the survey summary with government officials. 

 

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You can help keep our Murray Hill malls beautiful!

You can help keep our Murray Hill malls beautiful!

For as little as $500 a year you can sponsor weekly cleaning, watering and weeding for our Murray Hill malls. In return, your name or your company’s name will appear in all Murray Hill publications showing your civic spirit and your pride in our neighborhood.

Please contact us today to join us in this wonderful cause! To join, contact: Victoria Spagnola, 2019 Chairwoman, Patrons of Park Avenue, 50 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016, Email: victoria.spagnola@patronsofparkavenue.org.

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The MHNA fondly remembers Minor Bishop (1927-2019)—A Renaissance Man

The MHNA fondly remembers Minor Bishop (1927-2019)—A Renaissance Man

Minor Lamphier Bishop, age 92, passed away during the early morning hours of 20 June 2019. Minor is best known by those of us who live in Murray Hill for his community service, having served the MHNA for decades with great dedication, from the 1960s until the end of his life, as a trustee and active member of the Preservation & Design Committee. He worked to preserve the historic designation of the Murray Hill district, and researched the history of its landmarks and buildings. He is best remembered for his walking tours, which he gave tirelessly. He will be deeply missed, but not forgotten.

Minor Bishop’s video and book, Sketching on Murray Hill are both available for purchase on the MHNA website.

Photo by Sami Steigmann.

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Buildings Can Now Join the MHNA

Buildings Can Now Join the MHNA

To strengthen our relationship with Murray Hill building owners and managers, The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association has launched new membership categories for buildings. The new categories are Small Buildings (less than 60 units), Medium-Sized Buildings (60-200 units) and Large Buildings (more than 200 units). Co-Op and Condo Boards, Building Owners, Managing and Rental Agents are all invited to join. For details, visit the MHNA website at murrayhillnyc.org/join. See the many benefits of joining at this link.

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Dolland at info@murrayhillnyc.org. Heather is Co-Chair of Membership Development and will be happy to guide you in this process. 

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Business Members Can Now Display MHNA Stickers On Their Windows

Business Members Can Now Display MHNA Stickers On Their Windows

The Business Committee has designed stickers exclusively for business members that will let the neighborhood know that your business is a proud member of The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association. The stickers display the MHNA logo, and can be posted in your window.

There are two variations: SUPPORT LOCAL is for our business members and  DISCOUNT PROGRAM PARTICIPANT is for businesses that offer our members a discount on their goods or services. Any MHNA business member or Discount Program participant that would like a sticker should contact Co-Chairs, Michael-Anne Rowe at michaelannrowe@gmail.com or Lilli Seidman at lillianseidman@yahoo.com.

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Shop Amazon and support The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association at the same time!

Shop Amazon and support The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association at the same time!

Shop amazon.com via this link, and support The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association!

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Three New Cultural Medallions Honoring Distinguished Murray Hill Residents Are Unveiled

Three New Cultural Medallions Honoring Distinguished Murray Hill Residents Are Unveiled

Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, Charles Dana Gibson, and Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn were honored in April in ceremonies unveiling cultural medallions placed on the façades of each of the brownstones where they once resided in Murray Hill. 

To commemorate other illustrious residents who once lived in Murray Hill, the P&D Committee is exploring several names to add to our list of cultural medallion honorees. These include the songwriter, Cole Porter, the architect Marcel Breuer, the playwright Tennessee Williams and the actress Helen Hayes. 

Funding for the research, fabrication of the medallions and the videotaping of the ceremonies comes from individual sponsors, honored building owners and private donations. If you would like to sponsor or contribute to the Medallion Program, please visit our website at www.murrayhillnyc.org and click Donate. Email Susan Demmet at sldemmet@gmail.com when you donate so your contribution can be properly acknowledged, or if you know of a significant person who lived in Murray Hill whom you believe should be nominated for a Cultural Medallion.

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Upcoming Events

Census Day at the Epiphany Library - The 2020 Census Team is hiring!
Census Day at the Epiphany Library - The 2020 Census Team is hiring!

Saturday, November 23, 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Thanksgiving Pot Luck Brunch at the Church of the Covenant
Thanksgiving Pot Luck Brunch at the Church of the Covenant

Sunday, November 24, 2019
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
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Walking Tour of Historic Murray Hill
Walking Tour of Historic Murray Hill

Sunday, November 24, 2019
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
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MHNA Business Networking event at the AKC Museum of the Dog
MHNA Business Networking event at the AKC Museum of the Dog

Monday, December 2, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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