4.8 out of 10

East 43rd St, Turtle Bay

40.7504916910086 -73.9717084700076
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5

"Some great buildings"

East 43rd kicks off at the UN Headquarters with a steps bridge over 1st Avenue connecting it to Tudor City. I think this stretch is such a funny sight. This oppressive looking UN building in all its grey glory connecting to what looks like a village that popped right out of the Middle Ages. That's one of the great things about New York. Tudor City is an English inspired apartment complex that was built in the 20's. It looks like it should be an attraction at Disneyland but I kind of like it.
The block between 2nd and 3rd holds a number of apartment buildings. A couple are smaller and sort of charming in the East Village kind of aesthetic and a couple of them are luxury high rises, so if you want to live in this neighborhood (because you like being bored) than you really have your pick of just about any kind of apartment on this block. This block also holds one of the better sushi restaurants in the city and a not so secret, secret Sake bar in the basement of the building right across the street. It's a pretty great date duo if you want something off the beaten path.
Across 3rd Ave, you really start to get into the big building, mid town sort of aesthetic and energy. Whereas the eastern part of the street is pretty desolate all the time, across 3rd, you immediately hit the hustle and bustle kind of thing that 70's - 80's movies made famous about New York. One of the most known buildings in the city is right here: the Chrysler Building. It was the tallest building until the Empire State, but it's still one of the coolest skyscrapers around. The first ever color broadcast was held at the Chrysler Building in 1940. Once you cross Lex you run into Grand Central Station (one of my favorite places in the city) and a new neighborhood. The street packs a lot of punch as far as buildings to look at, but it's pretty lackluster as far as things to do and places to eat.
  • Tudor City
  • Chrysler Building
  • Boring
  • Dead at night
  • No neighborhood feel
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students

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