The secret’s finally out. After years of playing Plain Jane to some of NYC’s sexier neighborhoods, Turtle Bay is having its day — or year! — in the sun. With fantastic housing stock and great value for your dollar in Manhattan, the Midtown East enclave is StreetEasy’s #1 neighborhood to watch in 2023. Here are five great Turtle Bay listings for $750,000 or less that tell the tale!
We kick off our tour of Turtle Bay apartments under $750K in Tudor City , a three-block, one-avenue microneighborhood that overlaps with Turtle Bay. This enclave of prewar co-ops has long been a haven for New Yorkers seeking a convenient location at a fair price. This 1-bedroom at The Manor is a great example. Hardwood floors, two exposures for bright sunlight and a remodeled kitchen with a dishwasher. The building offers generous purchasing rules, laundry facilities and a roof deck.
Next up is a renovated 1-bedroom conveniently located between Lexington and Third for subway options galore. This one shows elegant touches and plenty of upgrades: Beamed ceilings, custom molding, French doors, new hardwoods and a bright, new kitchen outfitted with high-end appliances, including a dishwasher.
This remodeled studio in a post-war co-op lives large on leafy East 53rd Street. The remodeled kitchen has been opened up to deliver a breakfast bar, stone counters, a gas range and plenty of room to prep and cook. The foyer entry with double closets helps keep down the clutter. What a great way for first-time buyers to enter the NYC real estate market, or use as a pied-a-terre.
Here’s a cool play at Turtle Bay Towers, a fabulous Art Deco co-op near the United Nations. This loft-like studio opens to a private terrace — a signature feature of this historic building. A galley kitchen sports a dishwasher. New hardwoods and oversized closets are sweet upgrades.
We end our tour of Turtle Bay apartments under $750K with a pedigreed perch. This oversized 1-bedroom sits in an Emery Roth pre-war classic. It runs 830 square feet with herringbone floors, decorative fireplace, foyer entry and beamed ceilings. Cherry cabinets, a pro gas range with vented hood and a dishwasher line the eat-in kitchen. A spa-like bathroom hosts a walk-in shower.