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Top 10 Condo Buildings in Turtle Bay and the United Nations District

Turtle Bay stretches alongside the United Nations complex, and its numerous diplomatic missions lend the neighborhood a dignified, global flair. The Grand Central Terminal district to the west, the nation’s largest office precinct, sits within a walking commute. In the after-hours, the nearby restaurant quarter offers some of the city’s finest dining. If you wish to own an apartment in a neighborhood that boasts all this and more, take a look at CityRealty’s pick of the best condominium buildings in Turtle Bay.

#1 - 50 United Nations Plaza

Condo in Turtle Bay/United Nations

Sir Norman Foster’s 43-story tower rises across from the UN General Assembly Building. Room-spanning, floor-to-ceiling bay windows have unobstructed views of the East River. The marble-walled indoor swimming pool complements the outdoor rooftop pool, which is nestled between twin glass-walled solariums and overlooks the Empire State and Chrysler buildings.


Price Range
$1.9M - $18.7M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$2,348
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#2 - Trump World Tower, 845 United Nations Plaza

Condo in Turtle Bay/United Nations

The 861-foot-tall Trump World Tower stood as the world’s tallest apartment building when it opened its brass-trimmed doors in 2001. Turtle Bay’s tallest building remains unchallenged in prominence and views and boasts a lengthy amenity list that includes a spacious swimming pool with the New York skyline tiled on the mosaic walls.


Price Range
$1.3M - $33.4M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$2,410
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#3 - Dag Hammarskjold Tower, 240 East 47th Street

Condo in Turtle Bay/United Nations

The austere yet elegant tower, named after the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, channels ultimate diplomat status. The white-brick skyscraper stands at the helm of the verdant, block-long Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Turtle Bay’s prime public space and home to a farmers’ market on weekends. The Plaza also allows for splendid view even from lower-floor apartments.


Price Range
$889K - $6.4M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,358
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#4 - The Alexander, 250 East 49th Street

Condo in Turtle Bay/United Nations

The Alexander gracefully combines Turtle Bay’s traditional aesthetic with a sleek, modern look. Broad, curved floor-to-ceiling windows at the corner create sweeping, sunlit interiors. The blocky, red-tiled base resembles low-rise townhomes that lend the neighborhood its pedestrian-friendly charm. A cozy roof deck looks upon the nearby East River.



#5 - 100 United Nations Plaza

Condo in Turtle Bay/United Nations

The steeply-pitched pyramid pinnacle forms an unmistakable skyline profile, with terraced balconies ideally staggered for sunbathing and watching the East River and the Midtown skyline. The 52-story tower epitomized Turtle Bay luxury long before the Trump World Tower arrived next door.


Price Range
$760K - $3.9M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,324
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#6 - The Club at Turtle Bay, 236 East 47th Street

Condo in Turtle Bay/United Nations

The Club’s glass-ceiled rooftop lounge opens onto a spacious open-air deck. The large mid-block public space across the street acts as a roomy front yard and preserves unobstructed northern vistas from every floor. The leafy Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, a popular neighborhood venue for street markets and community events, stretches a quarter-block to the east.


Price Range
$788K - $1.9M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,298
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#7 - The Octavia, 216 East 47th Street

Condo in Turtle Bay/United Nations

The 32-story Octavia counts only 48 condominiums, with one unit per floor as standard configuration. Curved balconies act as porches in the sky in this exclusive, all-penthouse living experience.


Price Range
$1.7M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,093
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#8 - 865 UN Plaza, 865 United Nations Plaza

Condo in Turtle Bay/United Nations

The high-rise condo ranks among the select few pre-war apartment buildings that face the United Nations Plaza. Subtle Tudor decor at the facade echoes the grandeur of Tudor City at the Plaza’s southern end, as does the cozy, vaulted lobby. Street-facing windows overlook the United Nations garden by the East River, and the rear overlooks the garden and fountain at 100 UN Plaza next door.


Price Range
$790K - $850K
Avg. Price / Ft2
$894
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#9 - The Vanderbilt, 235 East 40th Street

Condo in Turtle Bay/United Nations

The 40-story Vanderbilt stands just a few blocks away from Grand Central Terminal, yet the quiet ambiance at the block makes for a quaint residential experience. A large, green plaza lends ample breathing room and dramatic views to the tower’s many balconies, which span the nearby East River. The indoor pool ranks among the largest of all the condo pools in the city.


Price Range
$875K - $1M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,274
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#10 - International Plaza, 303 East 43rd Street

Condo in Turtle Bay/United Nations

The red-brick tower stands just two blocks away from Grand Central and even closer to the restaurant district at Third Avenue. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the Ford Foundation Building, which boasts one of the city’s most dramatic public atria. Upper-level units face the Neo-Gothic spires of nearby Tudor City and the East River beyond. A spacious corner plaza provides tree-shaded repose space amidst the Midtown bustle.


Price Range
$949K - $1.9M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,090
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