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Turtle Bay has a low violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for New York City.


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Turtle Bay, sometimes just referred to as Midtown East, is a large neighborhood in midtown Manhattan. It can claim two of the city's most iconic structures in the Chrysler Building and the Grand Central Terminal, which is still a transport hub for both trains coming into and out of the city and several subway lines. The United Nations Headquarters takes up a large chunk of the neighborhood's southeast corner so many countries have consulates here.

Overall, this is a peaceful and safe neighborhood. It's got all the conveniences you'll need like grocery stores and pharmacies, and some excellent restaurants and bars, but it's not as vibrant as many other neighborhoods in the city – and that's perfectly okay with many of its older, established residents. It all adds up to being ranked as one of the most livable neighborhoods in New York.

Housing stock consists of giant residential towers with a few smaller and old brick apartments buildings thrown in the mix. However, the neighborhood also includes several distinct enclaves near the East River: Tudor City, Beekman Place, and Sutton Place. You can picture elegant apartment buildings, single family mansions, and small parks on tree-lined streets. Several schools cater to children of all ages.

When the UN is in session the streets can become snarled with traffic from diplomatic missions, so be forewarned. But the flipside is that if you are working in Midtown you can walk to work so it doesn't much matter how bad traffic is.

Turtle Bay is bordered on the north by Lenox Hill and the Upper East Side, on the east by the East River, on the south by Murray Hill, and on the west by Midtown.


Wall Street: 5.2 miles / 15-25 minutes by car / 30-45 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 0.5 miles / 5-15 minutes by car / 10-15 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by foot
Jersey City: 10 miles / 35-70 minutes by car / 45-50 minutes by transit

Turtle Bay New York City Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Turtle Bay LOCAL schools

The Beekman School
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Distance:0.09 mi
Saint Albans
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Distance:0.17 mi
The Family School
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Distance:0.27 mi
The Montessori School of New York - Manhattan
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Distance:0.29 mi
Cathedral High School
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Distance:0.31 mi


Local Flavor   Turtle Bay Local Flavor

Chrysler Building
Chrysler Building 405 LEXINGTON AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10174 MAP

A classic example of Art Deco architecture and considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest buildings in New York City. It is the tallest brick building in the world, albeit with a steel frame.

United Nations Headquarters
United Nations Headquarters 480 E 42ND ST, NEW YORK, NY 10017 MAP

The United Nations Headquarters is an iconic building. On its 18 acres representatives of the earth’s seven billion people discuss and decide issues of peace, justice and economic and social well being.

Deux Amis
Deux Amis 356 E 51ST ST, NEW YORK, NY 10022 MAP

This charming French restaurant offers an intimate setting with indoor and outdoor seating as well as a full bar.

Gustavino's 409 E 59TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10022 MAP

Located in the foundations of a bridge, Guastavino's is unique event space. Unfortunately it's no longer open to the public.

Club A Steakhouse
Club A Steakhouse 240 E 58TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10022 MAP

A highly rated steakhouse.

Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal 89 E 42ND ST, NEW YORK, NY 10017 MAP

Yes, this is "just" a train station, but it is a beautiful train station and offers a host of dining and shopping options.

The Campbell Apartment
The Campbell Apartment 15 VANDERBILT AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10017 MAP

Considered the most glamorous place in Grand Central Terminal,this space - formerly the luxurious office and salon of ‘20’s mogul John W. Campbell - is now a cool place to have a cocktail.

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