Turtle Bay Association
Manhattan’s Turtle Bay: Story of a Midtown Neighborhood
The mid-20th century ushered in a new era for the East Midtown neighborhood of Turtle Bay. The United Nations moved into its headquarters on the East River, and the Third Avenue El—last of Manhattan’s elevated rail lines—was dismantled, making way for one of New York City’s biggest building booms.
Now, a new book, “Manhattan’s Turtle Bay,” tells the story of the area’s past half-century, as the neighborhood recognized its role at the center of the world’s diplomatic stage and adjusted to life amid the gleaming high-rise towers all around.
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