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.
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.
232 East 50th Street, Turtle Bay
232 East 50th Street is a remarkably located pre-war townhouse with a backyard and the United Nations headquarters, subway lines, and the Queensboro bridge and Midtown Tunnel at easy access from it. A private terrace and delightful views make this Turtle Bay apartment for sale a comfortable and pleasant place to live.
301 East 50th Street is a 29-story luxury building housing 57 units ranging from one- to four-bedrooms.
330 East 57th Street located in Sutton Place, is a lustrous 17-story condominium made up of individual floor apartments that promise privacy and security to residents. With private keyed elevator entry for access to apartments, this building embodies modernism with floor–to-ceiling windows, maple flooring, and remarkable finishes in both the kitchen and bathroom.
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.
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.
Offering recessed cove lighting, a unique exterior from fritted glass and anodized metal, and charcoal-stained maple flooring, Midtown East’s 441 East 57th Street has “unusual” as its middle name. Touchless elevator service, biometric thumbprint readers, and a cyberDoorman epitomize the condo as a cutting-edge oeuvre of real estate.
234 East 46th Street, Turtle Bay
Turtle Bay has long been synonymous with the United Nations, and 234 East 46th Street enjoys an excellent location in one of Midtown Manhattan's most distinguished neighborhoods. AKA United Nations is a post-war mid-rise that offers its residents a high standard of excellence, from top-notch service to high-end design.
315 East 46th Street, Turtle Bay
Alexander Plaza, a modern condominium located on 315 East 46th Street in Turtle Bay, combines minimalist style with significant wide-open space, creating a blank canvas for any buyer to work with. Developed by Sydness Architects, this uniquely shaped,18-floor glass condominium is surrounded by a culturally diverse community consisting of high-rises and charming restaurants.
The Alexander is a Midtown East post-war high-rise that towers impressively on its block. 24 floors of condominium units provide everything from oversized windows to Jerusalem Gold limestone floors. The Alexander’s proximity to Grand Central Station and the East River offers residents opportunities beyond their home.