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There's a 500' x 3' strip of land for sale in Murray Hill. No, not in Manhattan's frat-tastic one; in Queens' Murray Hill, a quiet neighborhood where the sliver of city-owned property cuts through existing backyards. Turns out there are many such irregularly shaped and inconveniently located slivers of land dotted throughout the city as a result of "old surveying errors or ancient easements," as well as land repossessed in the 70s when owners didn't pay their taxes. The bowling alley for sale in that other Murray Hill likely won't find a buyer, but rather meet with some anti-climactic end like getting sold off for $5/square foot to neighbors who already use it for gardens or parking. [NYT]