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Murray Hill, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Union
Borough New Providence
Elevation 253 ft (77 m)
ZIP code 07974
GNIS feature ID 0878664
Lucent HQ
Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey

Murray Hill is an unincorporated community located within portions of both Berkeley Heights and New Providence, located in Union County in northern New Jersey, United States.

It is the longtime central location of Bell Labs (part of Nokia as of January 2016), having relocated here in 1941 from New York City when the division was still part of Western Electric. The neighborhood shares its ZIP code 07974 with the neighboring borough of New Providence.

Murray Hill was named and founded by Carl H. Schultz, founder of a mineral water business once located at First Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets in the Murray Hill district of Manhattan. Schultz purchased a large tract of land there during the 1880s where he built a residence for his family and donated land to be used for a train station with the condition that the area be known as "Murray Hill".

Transportation

Mass transit to Murray Hill is available via the New Jersey Transit Gladstone Branch train line to the Murray Hill or Summit stations. Passengers heading to Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs can take the 986 bus route to shuttle between the facility and the train station.


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