Turtle Bay extends between 41st and 53rd Streets and eastward from Lexington Avenue to the East Rivers western branch, facing Roosevelt Island.
Originally a boatyard that protected ships from the East River winds, Turtle Bay is now one of the wealthiest yet affordable neighborhoods in Manhattan. Upscale restaurants neighbor affordable eateries and high-rise buildings tower over small shops and bars. Housing prices range from affordable rentals to multi-million dollar penthouses.
Younger singles and families are increasingly moving to Turtle Bay’s residential areas, attracted by the neighborhoods numerous public parks and proximity to Grand Central Station and the United Nations Headquarters. Turtle Bay offers both convenience and options with easy access to the F.D.R, and surrounding neighborhoods offering similar amenities.