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.
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 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Veneto is a lavishly constructed condominium in Midtown East that offers luxury apartments in the backdrop of a bustling New York City neighborhood. Each unit boasts top-of-the-line kitchens and bathroom amenities as residents can enjoy unique accommodations such as a rooftop deck and children’s playrooms.
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.
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.
The Alexander on 250 East 49th Street is a luxury Manhattan apartment building offering 88 housing units in the Midtown East neighborhood. This building was built in the quaint Manhattan alcove Turtle Bay in 2008. It is 24 stories of high end living in Manhattan apartments for sale, as well as a swarm of building amenities, such as a concierge and rooftop deck, a fitness center and health club, as well as a storage room and a laundry room. The building also provides 421a tax abatement for its residents.
Midtown East’s Capri is an unusual blend of palatial interiors and a cutting-edge outward appearance. The post-war high-rise has classic accents such as Italian tiled floors and chandeliers in the lobby while boasting a silver exterior. The Capri is also but a few blocks away from the city’s most famous museums.