4.8 out of 10

East 46th St, Turtle Bay

40.7527585369102 -73.9712516595064
Great for
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals


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 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5

"Boring street with a couple good restaurants"

East 46th starts off at the UN Headquarters on the East River. The Headquarters used to be a slaughterhouse and I think that's suiting for the UN home seeing as they often contribute to the same principle. Speaking of sneaky, the Trilateral Commission is just across 1st Ave which is always the center of all kinds of conspiracy theories. B'nai B'rith is next door so it's just such an international kind of block, isn't it . . . it's a shame that it's so ugly. The rest of the block is taken up by high rise loft buildings that are equally as boring on the outside but I'm sure amazing looking on the inside. I guess your apartment would have to be really killer to convince you to move to a non-neighborhood neighborhood.
The block across 2nd boasts foundations for multiple sclerosis and AIDS research and a couple of broadcasting companies (weird mix). But, this particular block has quite the colored history under the facade of a boring and ugly block. The first American draft for the Civil war was held on the north corner of 46th and 3rd which started the Draft Riots right outside the building. It was one of the bloodiest riots in New York's history. Across the street there's a restaurant called Sparks where John Gotti shot Gino Costellano making him the biggest mob boss in New York City. It's still quite the mob hangout and I think the steaks are just ok so I'm not sure why they like it so much. The restaurant next door, Grifone, has much better food.
Aside from two popular restaurants there's nothing to this neighborhood. Having the restaurants does give it a point up on other Turtle Bay streets, however, because most of them have absolutely nothing to do at all.
  • Grifone
  • Some cool history
  • Boring
  • Ugly
  • No neighborhood feel
Recommended for
  • Professionals

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