Nestled on Manhattan’s East Side, Turtle Bay is a cozy residential district with a community of residents and wealth of amenities as unique as its name. The neighborhood’s convenient location to Grand Central Terminal and the United Nations makes it a popular destination for those seeking an area with both gorgeous views and a community feel.
Residential at its core, Turtle Bay boasts a stunning mix of classic brownstones and modern apartment buildings. Luxury high rises mingle with doorman manned walk-ups. Its proximity to the water means moderately high rent prices, attracting those willing to pay a bit more for enviable views of the river and sprawling green space. Visitors walk along the tree-lined streets and admire the neighborhood’s signature Beaux Art architecture.
Throngs of diplomats and dignitaries flood the neighborhood when the United Nations is in session, but the landmark’s presence makes Turtle Bay one of the safest areas in Manhattan. Visitors seeking excellent city views from the art deco Chrysler Building are a constant fixture. Along 2nd Avenue lies a string of restaurants and bars that boast a lively happy hour scene.
A laid-back neighborhood with convenient amenities and a desirable location, Turtle Bay is a little getaway in the center of it all.