Turtle Bay lies in Midtown East between 42nd and 53rd Streets, and east from Lexington Avenue to the East River. That's worth noting because, thanks to the very un-Midtown Manhattan environment of stately tree-lined blocks and distinctively international flair, Turtle Bay sometimes seems not to be in Manhattan at all. Turtle Bay’s sophisticated languor may have something to do with the presence of The United Nations and a host of embassies -- and with them a diverse, international community -- but the appeal of Turtle Bay’s enticingly laid-back, community-oriented feel is distinctly its own.
While the United Nations Building is Turtle Bay's most recognizable architectural landmark -- and one of the most recognizable in all of New York City -- Turtle Bay is also home to as rich an array of architecture as any neighborhood in Manhattan. Elegant 19th-century brownstones line tree-lined side streets, and the Tudor City complex near First Avenue and 43rd Street offers a wealth of pre-war co-ops. Those old-Manhattan buildings define Turtle Bay for most New Yorkers, but some new construction condominiums have brought Turtle Bay up to date, and added some very intriguing new condo listings to a neighborhood that had plenty of appeal already. The pre-war condominium conversion at 142 East 49th Street offers a classic Turtle Bay condo experience, while its neighbor at 212 East 47th offers a condo conversion option of more recent vintage. New construction condominiums such as the unmistakably Trump-y Trump World Tower and The Alexander offer some very contemporary condo comforts.
Turtle Bay condos cover just about the full spectrum in Manhattan real estate, but the one thing that apartments in Turtle Bay feature is a unique and uniquely appealing combination of prime Manhattan location and access to a wide array of culinary and cultural attractions. That’s Turtle Bay.
345 East 46th Street, Turtle Bay
Geared towards diplomats, 50 United Nations Plaza combines spacious interiors, a prime location, and modern amenities into a single luxury apartment building. The 44-story building was designed by noted architect Norman Foster.
305 East 51st Street, Turtle Bay
Halcyon at 305 East 51st Street is a stunning 32-story luxury condominium building that is offering 123 spacious residences for sale. Besides their stunning homes, residents here will also enjoy a good assortment of amenities, which include a library, a sky lounge, a heated swimming pool and an indoor sun deck.
This striking building comes with an iconic address in a great location. 100 United Nations, in the Manhattan oasis known as Turtle Bay, overlooks the beautiful gardens and flags of the UN and many of the apartments sport great views of the Chrysler and Empire State buildings.
Three Ten Condo, a luxury Manhattan high-rise, offers contemporary apartments in the highly-sought-after Turtle Bay area in Midtown East. 310 East 53rd Street’s Three Ten Condo comes with green limestone and hardwood flooring, a fireplace, and centralized air-conditioning system to accommodate all residential needs.
145 East 48th Street, Turtle Bay
The Cosmopolitan, located at 145 East 48th Street in Turtle Bay, is a full-service, luxury residence. Designed by Gruzen Sampton Steinglass, this elegant, 34-story building gives many of its residents stunning city and river views. Many units are complete with spacious bay windows which fill the rooms with light and warmth. Other apartment features include bathrooms with Travertine marble, updated kitchens, and an extra entertaining kitchen in the larger residences.
The Trump World Tower in Turtle Bay is another strong addition to the Trump real estate franchise. With the appearance of sleek, dark glass, this luxury condominium stands as one of the tallest and most imposing buildings in Manhattan. Amenities include 24-hour doorman and parking garage.
Midtown East’s Beekman Regent is a post-war mid-rise condominium building sporting decadent finishes, such as African doors with accents like 24-karat gold. and Giordano Italian mahogany floors. Views of the New York City skyline and the East River top off the condominium luxurious atmosphere.
Located in the lively Turtle Bay area, 212 East 47th Street is a unique converted condominium that offers residents a variety of design packages for their apartments, such as natural wood flooring and white granite counter tops. Amenities include concierge, fitness center, large rooftop deck, several balconies with triple river views, and yoga room.
301 East 50th Street is a 29-story luxury building housing 57 units ranging from one- to four-bedrooms.
A Tudor-style pre-war condo, 865 UN Plaza offers an atmosphere of old-fashioned grace with modern edge. The Midtown East condo features a trendily offbeat design with rustic stone, natural granite, and subway tiles. With sweeping East River views, the 16-floor high-rise on 865 First Avenue is the condo of any New Yorker’s dreams.