Sundari Lofts and Towers, 158 Madison Avenue, is close to Madison Square Park, the Morgan Library and the Post Office. The Asian-inspired building is a combination of open loft living with a full-floor tower. There are fifty one- to three-bedroom residences, six penthouses, and two townhouses. The theory behind this complex is one of luxury hotel quality.
In addition to the infamous address, the added amenities include a 24-hour concierge and full fitness center with a state-of-the-art cardio center, a sky-lit 58' lap pool, eucalyptus infused sauna, and personal golf, ski, and bicycle storage. In the center of the property, a Zen-like reflection garden is open to all residents.
Murray Hill, Manhattan, was named after the Murray Family. In the early 1700s, Robert Murray, from Ireland, moved to Pennsylvania. He then came to Manhattan in the mid-1700s and became an important shipping merchant. In 1762, he rented land from the city for his homestead, which was built on what is now Park Avenue and 36th Street.
During most of the 20th century, Murray Hill was a quiet, upscale neighborhood with mostly older, wealthy residents. In the late 1990s, younger professionals made this area their home. During the late 2000s, many young college graduates have been attracted, and have brought a livelier lifestyle, to Murray Hill.
An interesting note is that because of its closeness to the United Nations Headquarters, and the many mansions, quite a few countries operate consulates in this area.