5.9 out of 10

Turtle Bay

Ranked 33rd best neighborhood in Manhattan
40.7519314002732 -73.9695491331062
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Turtle Bay – Beautiful Buildings and ‘The Beautiful People’ in Midtown"

Turtle Bay residents LOVE their neighborhood...and I do, too. It’s filled with interesting people and things to do, not to mention some of the most stunning blocks of brownstones that you’ll find anywhere in Manhattan. There are also walkups, doorman mid rises and luxury high rise buildings. These are just some of the reasons why less than one-quarter of Turtle Bay housing units are vacated each year.

East 59th Street is Turtle Bay’s northern border; East 42nd Street is its southern border, and it goes from Lexington Avenue to the East River. Ultra-luxe and exclusive Sutton Place is a neighborhood-within-a-neighborhood; a beautiful cul-de-sac like area at 57th Street and the River.

In many ways, Turtle Bay is a typical eastside neighborhood. Residents are wealthy, but not super-rich (the median household income is $104,994), and rather conservative. Rents and purchase prices are typical of other upscale New York neighborhoods, although you may occasionally find a ‘deal’ if you rent directly from a co-op or condo owner.

This is a true community, with the 2,000-member Turtle Bay Association -- made up of made up of business people, property owners, and renters -- working actively to preserve the history of the area while simultaneously enhancing the quality of life in the neighborhood.

Demographically speaking, the average Turtle Bay-er is about 40 years old, well-educated, and financially secure. Area businesses cater to them and along 2nd Avenue, a wealth of restaurants and bars are crowded and lively each night after work and on the weekends. Neighborhood security is good, so the revelry doesn’t get out of hand, although many residents say the noise pollution from people spilling out of bars on the weekends is ‘criminal.’

The area is not defined by any tourist attractions, so the streets are filled almost exclusively with residents. This contributes to a quiet, friendly neighborhood feeling.
Pros
  • luxury buildings
  • very safe
  • By the UN - exciting for political enthusiasts
Cons
  • Gridlocked traffic when dignitaries are in town for the U.N. sessions
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Turtle Bay: A Clean Neighborhood Close to the United Nations"

Some neighborhoods make you say Wow, and others seems like byways to get to other neighborhoods Turtle Bay is a byway for me. Although I think the United Nations is impressive as an institution and as a complex, the surrounding neighborhood doesn't do anything for me. Yes it has nice buildings (not gorgeous) and yes you can probably find a good buy here and there, but I would say if you walked West you'd find more excitement, more fun, more pizzazz. Of course it is quite close to Grand Central Station which is a plus, and you can find great eating and drinking places here. But that can be said for much of New York.

Salons are plentiful and the small eateries seem a bit too spaced apart for my liking but that's just me. Transportation is available and the area is relatively clean, but it just lacks something for me. You can of course walk over to the river should you want to take in some beautiful views. I would actually recommend that as that is definitely something I would head for down here. There's just not much here that catches my fancy. Perhaps if it was on the West Side it might attract my attention more. :-)
Pros
  • excellent restaurants
  • By the UN - exciting for political enthusiasts
Cons
  • nightlife is lame
  • Gridlocked traffic when dignitaries are in town for the U.N. sessions
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Taste of Suburban Living in the City"

Turtle Bay is a pretty neighborhood in the Midtown-East section of Manhattan. It extends from 42nd Street to 53rd Street and First to Lexington Avenues. Many believe that the area got its name from the turtle-filled creek that at one time emptied into a bay of the East River.

The United Nations, along with many consulates are located in this area. This does not really affect area residents except when they close streets when the General Assembly meets and dignitaries from many countries come into town and stay at nearby hotels.

The area is primarily residential and has a mix of Beaux Art apartment buildings and lovely brownstones. The street are tree-lined and make for a nice walk in the spring and summer. The buildings are mostly coops with some rentals and prices are moderately high. The nearer to the water, the more expensive the real estate.

There are a handful of grocery stores and drug stores but you will need to walk closer to Third or Lexington Avenue to do most of your shopping. YThere are some excellent restaurants in the neighborhood, such as Pietro's Steakhouse on East 43rd which has a long-time following, Caterina's Restaurant on East 53rd, a charming place offering a somewhat unique mix of Hungarian and Italian food. There is not much nightlife east of Third Avenue although a younger crowd does hang out at the bard along Lexington Avenue. However, these are likely commuters and not residents of Turtle Bay.

Turtle Bay is also in close proximity to the Midtown area and, as such easily within walking distance. The Chrysler Building, considered a masterpiece of art deco architecture is located is across the street from Grand Central Station. The Chrysler Building was the tallest building in the world before the construction of the Empire State Building. It now ranks as one of the top 50 tallest buildings in the world. The Chrysler Building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

Transportation is via the 4,5, or 6 train. Aside from the U.N, Turtle Bay is not a touristy area and offers a nice respite from the noise and busyness of other parts of the city. As such is a great choice for families with children or anyone who desires suburban living right in Manhattan.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Being Neighbors With The UN Isn't As Nice As It May Sound"

Turtle Bay is the area where the United Nations and the Chrysler Building is situated making it a frequent destination of tourists, groups, and the people that work here. Aside from the UN, many countries also have their diplomatic missions in the area and the neighborhood is always filled with the people who work there and the people who are waiting in line outside to get in.

Living here is quite expensive. There are some high rises with doormen, the works. You live right near the United Nations so the people walking around the neighborhood are usually well dressed and well-to-do. It's pretty safe but very crowded. And when the full United Nations assembly comes to town, forget it. The streets are jam packed, there is tight security everywhere, and parking is a dream.

It's a nice little area for tourists to check out. Parts of the United Nations territory are open to everyone and there are frequent tours of the inside. Very highly recommended. The Chrysler Building is a gem as are many of the nearby buildings.

All this being said, there is not much else here except a few restaurants. Not really a problem since you're right next door to Midtown Manhattan (and the fun crowds that has). Really, it's not a recommended location to live as it is always packed and the rents and prices are skyhigh. Nice place to visit and take a tour of the United Nations though.
Pros
  • luxury buildings
  • very safe
  • A Landmark neighborhood in New York City
Cons
  • Serious Auto and Foot Traffic
  • high prices
  • nightlife is lame
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Expensive, busy, but nice neighborhood"

Turtle Bay may seem like a strange name for a New York City neighborhood (although there are wild turtles in Central Park.) But it's actually a very nice neighborhood in midtown on the east side just south of the Upper East Side. In fact, the upper portions of the neighborhood, especially close to the East River, are quite posh. I know someone who lives in that area, and the buildings have doormen and are really nice and expensive. The people I see in that area are older yuppies, however. There's a younger professional crowd that hangs out in the bars on Lexington and Third Avenues, but I'm not sure they live in the 'hood. They may just be the after work contingent.

The United Nations is in this neighborhood (you will see diplomat cars around), as well as the Chrysler Building, which is across the street from Grand Central Station. So, the western portions of the neighborhood are very convenient and centrally located.

As you move east, it's nicer and more residential, but there is also no subway. Some day (maybe), there will be a Second Avenue subway, but for now, you have to walk to Lexington Avenue for the subway or take a bus. There are a handful of decent grocery stores in this neighborhood, but the rents are far from cheap.
Pros
  • excellent restaurants
  • luxury buildings
Cons
  • high prices
  • nightlife is lame
  • Gridlocked traffic when dignitaries are in town for the U.N. sessions
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Turtle Bay - Where Traffic Moves Slow as a Turtle"

While many people haven't heard of Turtle Bay, this neighborhood is home to two famous NYC landmarks: the UN Building and the Chrysler Building.

Obviously when the UN is in session, this neighborhood is teeming with diplomats, dignitaries, and security officers, which lead to horrible congestion on the streets and sidewalks. The benefit of having the UN in your backyard is the safety that comes with it--Turtle Bay may be one of the safest areas in Manhattan.

Apartments tend to be comfortable high-rises with marvelous views and amenities. The atmosphere is slightly more up-tempo than Midtown East proper, but not as hip or desirable as Murray Hill. Good apartment deals are possible as the UN makes most renters and buyers look elsewhere.

Restaurants are typically excellent so you can treat your visitors to meals worthy of international visits, however you’ll have to look elsewhere for bar scenes and nightlife.

Being so close to the water can make mornings and evenings especially cold during the winter months, but the breeze off the East River can be nice for morning runs in the summertime.

In general this is a nice, rarely sought after neighborhood that can be horribly crowded to only marginally crowded depending on UN activity.
Pros
  • excellent restaurants
  • luxury buildings
  • very safe
Cons
  • high prices
  • nightlife is lame
  • Gridlocked traffic when dignitaries are in town for the U.N. sessions
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Street Closures Galore"

At first glance, Turtle Bay is an incredibly appealing place to live: rows of classic New York brownstones lined with trees make for picturesque streets. However, those streets are often closed, thanks to the neighborhood’s claim to fame, the United Nations. The same institution that causes residents much inconvenience also gives the area great prestige and a constant flow of buzz and excitement – that is, if you’re into the whole international politics thing. Even if you’re not, some visits made here by world leaders are too good to not take note of, especially when those leaders are on the controversial side. It might not be as exciting as movie star-studded neighborhoods like Soho, but there is undeniably something to be said for being able to keep an eye out for Prime Ministers, Presidents and Commanders.

The mix of restaurants is reliable – nothing too exciting or experimental, but solid enough to keep visiting diplomats happy. For a high end steak meal, visit Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse, which you know is good simply because it was founded by the owners of Peter Luger’s. Or, go low-key and kick back at the Beer Bar with, obviously, a beer menu to please and casual bar food. And don’t leave Turtle Bay without visiting Tudor City, a hidden gem of Manhattan set on a slope over First Avenue. Climb the steps to check out this little community and visit the park to spend time in this quaint little getaway.
Pros
  • By the UN - exciting for political enthusiasts
  • Pretty and pristine
  • Charming Tudor City
Cons
  • By the UN - not so exciting for people trying to drive these streets!
  • Boring
  • Not much shopping or nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"Surprisingly graceful retreat from Midtown"

Turtle Bay is really a beautiful part of Manhattan. It’s an absolute delight to find Turtle Bay after a long walk through the rigors of Midtown.

Yes, the UN is there as well as many consulates. This doesn’t really affect long-term residents much, except when they close the streets when the General Assembly meets. Then it’s really a pain, but something you get used to after a while.

There are ugly places as well, but many of the buildings are truly beautiful brownstones and lovely apartment buildings. And the most beautiful thing about Turtle Bay is all the trees. Streets are lines with them. And they aren’t the straggly, withering saplings found in many Manhattan neighborhoods. No, these trees are solid and healthy, changing to crisp golden tones in the autumn and charming soft greens in the spring. Unlike so many places in New York, there’s a touch of unexpected nature here. I can’t even be mad at the less attractive residential structures because the little gardens and charming foliage lend even harsh stone facades a sense of grace.

Turtle Bay is also near all the conveniences of Midtown. There’s the great access to transportation, the stores open in the middle of the night, the restaurants and the bars. But Turtle Bay has far fewer tourists and much less noise. There’s the river as well, with a cool view of the derelict hospital on the southern end of Roosevelt Island.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Living next to the UN is a scene unto itself"

Well, it's hard, when talking about Turtle Bay, not to mention that there are about a gazillion diplomatic missions and consulates in the area, as well as the site of the United Nations Headquarters. With all those diplomats per square foot all holding diplomatic immunity, can you imagine the nightmare of enforcing parking violations in this area? The UN is pretty much a world unto itself, stretching six city blocks along First Avenue and the East River. A great many of the buildings in the area are well worth a tour both outside and inside, if you can swing the security access. Many interior and exterior spaces in this are were designed by important architects and designers, and it is not uncommon to chance upon paintings and other decorative furnishings by internationally famous artists. I guess the UN is just the kind of institution with money and prestige enough to swing that kind of luxury. The United Nations Plaza Apatrments, a monolithic structure, is a center for exclusive luxury apartments, and former home of the likes of Walkter Kronkite and Truman Capote. As a visitor, you can mail letters from the post office located on the lower level of the general Assembly Building of the UN, which have unique UN stamps.
Pros
  • excellent restaurants
  • very safe
  • luxury buildings
Cons
  • nothing but diplomats
  • high prices
  • nightlife is lame
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
hhusted
hhusted You said a mouthful. When I visited the area, I found it so interesting looking that I just kept staring at the surroundings. This place must have some history.
2yrs+
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3/5
2yrs+

"Out-of-the-way Bay for Diplomats"

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This gorgeous Midtown East neighborhood is a curious mix of identities. The beautiful brownstones and classic tree-lined streets build in the city's early eras are mixed with far less attractive tenements constructed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Like Kips Bay, Turtle Bay is defined by its proximity to the UN, a proximity that gives the neighborhood a cosmopolitan, international flavor, with diplomats and children of diplomats making up a defining, if itinerant, section of the neighborhood's population. Within Turtle Bay, the exclusive Beekman Place, known for its converted mansions and often illustrious residents, is perhaps the nicest place to live, but the entire neighborhood is scenic enough. While the brownstones are pleasanter than the former tenements, both are nevertheless town houses, rather than high-rise condominiums or skyscrapers, giving the area a historical feel perhaps lacking in other areas of the city. Food and drink here are decent, if not particularly storied; highlights include the homey, if tacky, Turtle Bay Tavern, the .Turtle Bay Grill, and the excellent Dean's Pizzeria.
hhusted
hhusted The brownstones and classic tree-lined streets are beautiful looking are they not.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Partying Diplomats"

Turtle Bay is a sub section of the Midtown East neighborhood and its boundaries extend roughly from 43rd street to 53rd from the East River to Lexington Avenue. The United Nations Plaza is located within the neighborhood of Turtle Bay on 1st Avenue between 42nd and 48th streets. Surrounding the UN, are several consulates and the diplomatic missions of various countries as a result of which the neighborhood is an extremely safe, high security zone.

Located within the confines of Turtle Bay is yet another mini-neighborhood which is known as Tudor City Place. This self contained neighborhood which has its own post office, hotel and park has been built atop a granite cliff that overlooks First Avenue and can be accessed by walking uphill on a slope from Second Avenue or by climbing up the steps which lie within the Ralph Bunche Park located on First Avenue and 42nd street. Tudor City consists of 12 co-op buildings which were built in Tudor style by the Fred French company which transformed the former squatters village area located between 41st and 43rd street and First and Second Avenue into a pristine , green neighborhood which is today home to approximately 5000 people.

The rest of Turtle Bay is peppered with several high rise buildings of which perhaps the most well known is the opulent and super luxurious Trump World Tower which is located on 48th Street and First Avenue. Apart from apartment buildings and diplomatic residences, the area is also home to several good restaurants and bars like Megu, Zarela, Smith and Wollensky, Verro Wine Bar, Turtle Bay Grill and Lounge, Sutton Place, Calico Jack’s Cantina which are usually packed to the gills with revelers on weekend nights.

The only downside of living in this safe and secure area is that residents are often inconvenienced with road closures and traffic diversions when the U.N. is in session. For instance when Colonel Gadaffi of Libya attended the 54th session of the U.N. General Assembly in September 2009 , he was accommodated in a residential building located on 48th Street between First and Second Avenues. The other residents of the building then experienced great hardship as they were subjected to intense security measures for the entire duration of the controversial leader's stay.
Pros
  • A Landmark neighborhood in New York City
  • excellent restaurants
  • luxury buildings
  • very safe
Cons
  • Gridlocked traffic when dignitaries are in town for the U.N. sessions
  • high prices
  • nightlife is lame
  • nothing but diplomats
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"A neighborhood with a past and future"

The neighborhood of Turtle Bay extends from 43rd to 53rd Streets, and along the East River from Lexington Avenue. The forty acre area once known as Turtle Bay Farm has evolved into an urban landscape and the United Nations now stands where the actual bay once was. There are many landmarks from the past remaining in Turtle Bay and add to the neighborhoods colorful history.

Grocery stores in Turtle Bay include Ceriello of Manhattan, Boi to Go, and The Amish Market - all within walking distance. Also nearby are some fairly decent restaurants like Keats Restaurant, Palm Too, Grifone Restaurant. Schools in the area include Cornell’s Alumni Affairs Office, The Beekman School, the Kabbalah Learning Center, and many more.

Libraries and bookstores, café’s and movie theaters provide entertainment during the cold winter New York season. Turtle Bay is on its way to becoming a great community with much more to be developed.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"The Upper East meets Midtown"

This is Midtown Manhattan – tall buildings and (relatively) clean streets with bustling traffic. Midtown is certainly not completely overrun by tourists, especially in a neighborhood like Turtle Bay, which is a bit off to the side and close to the East River and FDR Dr. This neighborhood resembles its neighbor, Sutton Place, in that it features picturesque (and expensive) historical townhouses. If you’re just wandering, you won’t find a whole lot of trend-setting action, but you might feel like you’re in the New York you’ve always seen in movies with happy endings. The usual pubs and delis exist here, but as far as recommended eateries for your vacation – seek them elsewhere.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Turtle Bay, home to the United Nations."

Turtle Bay is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. Located within the sprawling area of Midtown East, Turtle Bay is the work place and home to some of the most prestigious people in the city and in the world. Turtle Bay is home to several New York City landmarks, most importantly the Chrysler Building and the United Nations Headquarters. The Chrysler Building, classically punctuating the beautiful New York City skyline with its needle point antenna, is one of the most beautiful architectural wonders in the city. The United Nations Headquarters adding an international fare to the neighborhood. The row of flags lining 1st Avenue is a beautiful sign of peace and world unity, and once you step foot on this street, you are technically no longer in the U.S. since the UN is placed on neutral ground. Tours of the headquarters are offered daily for less than $10 dollars and offered in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and French. United Nations Row is also located in Turtle Bay, and the entire neighborhood is filled with international embassies. The neighborhood is filled with diplomats, ambassadors, UN employees, NGO offices, and air of quiet sophistication. Many of the streets are lined with brownstones and lined with trees, providing a calm and austere look to the neighborhood, though the Trump World Plaza located on Dag Hammarskjold Plaza adds an interesting modernity to the diplomatic cusp of New York City. Entertainment in the neighborhood is plentiful, with several upscale bars and small cafes, popular amongst the international and professional crowd in Turtle Bay. This neighborhood is extremely convenient and accessible, filled with every possibly amenity.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

Best Streets in Turtle Bay

1

East 42nd St

3.5/5
"The essence of New York City"
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2

Tudor City Pl

3.5/5
"Tudor City is The Best Place To Live"
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3

East 51 St

3.5/5
"East 51st Street"
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4

East 52 St

3/5
"Uptown without being Uptown"
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5

3 Ave

2.5/5
"Tons of History and beautiful architecture"
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6

East 45th St

2.5/5
"Great Party Scene/Sushi!"
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7

East 44th St

2/5
"Keep the peace on your trip"
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Unranked Streets in Turtle Bay

Beekman Pl

3.5/5
"Cute residential street"
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East 41st St

2.5/5
"Pretty boring street"
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East 43rd St

2.5/5
"Some great buildings"
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