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Turtle Bay

A small community in Midtown East, Turtle Bay between 43rd and 53rd Street from Lexington Avenue to the East River is world renowned for being home to the United Nations, whose land was originally purchased by John D. Rockefeller Jr. after WWII.

Turtle Bay's renaissance began in 1920 when a number of brownstones and townhouses were purchased and remodeled. Combining all the backyards, a garden esplanade was created. Known as Turtle Bay Gardens, these two blocks are now a designated historic district made up of 11 townhouses.

Turtle Bay offers a number of pocket parks, restaurants, boutiques and shops that line the avenues.

Fun Facts: Turtle Bay Gardens' residents have included Kurt Vonnegut, Katharine Hepburn, Mary Martin and Tyrone Power; E.B. White is said to have written "Charlotte's Web" while living in a duplex on 48th Street inside Turtle Bay Gardens.

Housing Stock: Townhouses, brownstones, rental, co-op and condo high-rise apartment buildings and complexes.

Theatres

59 E 59 Theaters
59 E 59th St
New York, New York 10022
212-753-5959

American Place Theatre
1 E 53rd St 8
New York, New York 10022
212-594-4482

Berlind Productions
10 E 53rd St 3001
New York, New York 10022
212-888-5220

Elysabeth Kleinhans Theatrical
59 E 59th St
New York, New York 10022
212-753-5959

Making Books Sing Inc
340 E 46th St
New York, New York 10017
212-573-8791

York Theatre Co
619 Lexington Ave
New York, New York 10022
212-935-5820

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