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860 United Nations Plaza via Nest Seekers 860 United Nations Plaza via Nest Seekers
Resting in the shadows of the United Nations, Turtle Bay is a tranquil neighborhood that offers a respite from the hectic pace found in neighboring Midtown East. Bounded by 42nd Street, 29th Street, Third Avenue, and the F.D.R. Drive, Turtle Bay more resembles the other low-density Midtown East enclaves of Beekman and Sutton Place.

The neighborhood's biggest recent shift occurred with the construction of the United Nations Headquarters in 1948. Built on 18 acres of cleared commercial land facing the East River, the city concurrently demolished the elevated train lines on Second and Third avenues, which lead to greater development of high-rise offices and condominiums

It has been more than 70 years since the United Nations headquarters was built, and it stands as a symbol of justice, respect, dignity, and tolerance. It may be hard to see those values reflected in the national discourse today, but lucky residents of the Murray Hill and Turtle Bay areas can be reminded of them simply by taking a short walk or looking out their window.

According to our listings there are 180 apartments for sale in the neighborhood with the median price for condos coming in at a median price of $1.5 million, or $1,521 per square foot. The median price of a co-op comes in at $662,500, or $999 per square foot. Both these figures are well under the Manhattan condo and co-op medians, thus making Turtle Bay a convenient and relatively affordable locale to plant roots on the island. The following listings all come in below the area's median price per square foot.

45-East-30th-Street-1 All images of Park South Lofts via Douglas Elliman
45-East-30th-Street-2 Bedroom
45-East-30th-Street-3 Private balcony
Walls of windows, dramatically high ceilings, cherry wood floors, and a private balcony make this loft an entertainer's paradise. The open chef's kitchen features granite countertops and high-end appliances. Luxury prewar building offers attended lobby, a live-in super's services, a fitness room, cold storage, and excellent access to Madison Square Park, the United Nations headquarters, and several popular restaurants. See floor plan and full details here.

240-East-46th-Street-1 All images of 240 East 46th Street via R New York
240-East-46th-Street-2 Kitchen
240-East-46th-Street-3 Bedroom
North-facing apartment in a prime East Side location features windows galore, oak-strip flooring, and generous closet space throughout. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, maple cabinets, and granite counters. The building has a cellar-level laundry room and excellent access to United Nations headquarters, Grand Central Terminal, Bloomingdale's, and world-famous restaurants. See floor plan and full details here.

113-East-36th-Street-1 All images of 113 East 36th Street via Corcoran
113-East-36th-Street-2 Kitchen
113-East-36th-Street-3 Bedroom
This prewar building is located in the Murray Hill Historic District, and this top-floor apartment is filled with the character and charm befitting its setting. Features include two skylights, Chrysler Building views, and northern exposures. This boutique building offers a video intercom system, welcomes pets, and is conveniently located near Trader Joe's, Grand Central Terminal, and the United Nations headquarters. See floor plan and full details here.

415-East-37th-Street-1 All images of The Horizon via Stribling
415-East-37th-Street-2 Kitchen
415-East-37th-Street-3 Bedroom
In this sprawling, centrally located apartment, the living room is filled with vistas of the East River. The kitchen is also lit by a wall of windows and outfitted with honed marble counters, maple cabinetry, and high-end appliances. Additional features include a formal dining room, separate bedroom wing, in-unit washer/dryer, and amazing closet space. See floor plan and full details here.

865-United-Nations-Plaza-1 All images of 865 United Nations Plaza via Halstead
865-United-Nations-Plaza-2 Foyer
865-United-Nations-Plaza-3 Bedroom
Eastern-facing condo is filled with amazing sunlight and views of the United Nations headquarters. Additional features include beamed ceilings, refinished hardwood floors, windowed kitchen, and incredible closet space that includes two walk-ins. The building welcomes pets and offers an attended lobby, a live-in super's services, and a central laundry room. See floor plan and full details here.

45-Tudor-City-Place-1 All images of Prospect Tower via Steven Corcoran
45-Tudor-City-Place-2 Kitchen
45-Tudor-City-Place-3 Bedroom
Peaceful apartment in a secluded Manhattan enclave overlooks green Tudor City Park and sparkling skyline views. A new kitchen with recessed lighting, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances has just been installed. Additional features include fresh paint, high beamed ceilings, original casement windows, and air conditioners in both rooms. See floor plan and full details here.

860-United-Nations-Plaza-1 All images of 860 United Nations Plaza via Nest Seekers
860-United-Nations-Plaza-2 Dining room
860-United-Nations-Plaza-3 Bedroom
Dramatic high-floor duplex is filled with breathtaking natural light, East River, and United Nations views through walls of windows. A spectacular living room, working fireplace, formal dining room with china closet, and eat-in kitchen make the main floor an ideal entertaining space. Up a gracious staircase, the master suite boasts uninterrupted river views, amazing closet space, and marble bath. See floor plan and full details here.

305-East-40th-Street-1 All images of The Hamilton via NAREIG NYC
305-East-40th-Street-2 Living room
305-East-40th-Street-3 Kitchen
Spacious, south-facing apartment features grand entry foyer, double exposures, large living room, windowed eat-in kitchen, and generous closet space. Amenities and staff include 24-hour doorman, concierge service, valet parking garage, laundry room, and roof deck. The building is conveniently located near Grand Central Terminal, the United Nations, Tudor City Park, and several popular restaurants and shops. See floor plan and full details here.

212-East-48th-Street-1 All images of 212 East 48th Street via Douglas Elliman
212-East-48th-Street-2 Kitchen
212-East-48th-Street-3 Bedroom
Elegant prewar apartment boasts high beamed ceilings, triple exposures, amazing proportions, and working fireplace. The living room is beautifully enhanced by treetop and skyline views. Building amenities and staff include a 24-hour doorman, live-in super, private garden, central laundry room, and roof deck. See floor plan and full details here.

2-Tudor-City-Place-1 All images of 2 Tudor City Place via Corcoran
2-Tudor-City-Place-2 Bedroom
2-Tudor-City-Place-3 Private balcony
Tastefully renovated co-op enjoys gorgeous river views and a private balcony to make the most of them. Interior features include airy atmosphere, seamless flow, and windowed eat-in kitchen. The oversized bedroom has amazing natural light and two walk-in closets, and the flexibility to be converted to two bedrooms if desired. See floor plan and full details here.

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