Good old reliable Murray Hill. If bargain-hunters wanted an apartment in a central Manhattan location that didn't cost too much, it was the place to be. The trade-off was settling for a neighborhood that was neither prime nor seedy, neither edgy nor staid. It just was there. These days, though, more buyers are rethinking their position on Murray Hill. They're snapping up brownstones, swarming condo sales offices and bidding against each other for co-ops. They're actively choosing to be there, and not simply because they lucked out elsewhere. (As a consequence, it's not that undervalued anymore.) And why not? It's close to all the hot spots Union Square, anyone? it's quiet, and it's got homes of all configurations. Public transportation's plentiful, and local schools are stellar. Naomi or Gwyneth won't likely be crowding the sidewalk, but that's probably a blessing. Perhaps those who've underestimated it all this time are simply missing out. After the jump, a list of open houses for buyers who want to give it another chance. S. Jhoanna Robledo
200 E. 36th St., nr. Third Ave., Apt. 1H
Sunday, 3 p.m.–4 p.m.
50 Park Ave., nr. 37th St., Apt. 14E
Sunday, 2 p.m.–4 p.m.
165 East 32nd St., nr. Lexington Ave., Apt. 18A
Sunday, 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.
225 East 36th St., Nr. Third. Ave., Apt. 2O
Sunday, 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
240 East 35th St., nr. 2nd Ave., Apt. 5L
Saturday, 2:30 p.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
310 Lexington Ave., nr. 38th St., Apt. 8FG
Sunday, noon–1:30 p.m.
71 Park Ave., nr. 38th St., Apt. 12C
Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
135 East 39th St., nr. Lexington Ave., Apt. 1CD
Sunday, 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
556 Third Ave., nr. 37th St., Penthouse C
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m.
210 East 35th St., nr. Third Ave.
Sunday, 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.