The Turtle Bay Association (TBA) is made up of residents, business people, and property owners who live and/or work in Turtle Bay, Manhattan's Midtown East, New York, NY. We're a growing group of dedicated volunteers actively working to preserve our history, enhance our quality of life and help our members.

With the quiet calm of our tree-lined streets and the small-town friendliness that pervades our neighborhood, Turtle Bay offers welcome relief from the City's commercial roar. The Turtle Bay Association, founded in 1957, and its volunteer members are dedicated to preserving and enhancing this lovely corner of Manhattan.

Open door

This website is designed to acquaint residents and visitors alike with the neighborhood's diverse resources and attractions. Check in regularly to view our community events calendar, sites of interest, and a host of other user-friendly features to keep you coming back.

Where's the bay?

The neighborhood of Turtle Bay extends from 43rd to 53rd Street, and eastward from Lexington Avenue to the East River. The United Nations now stands where the bay once was, and the 40-acre tract once known as Turtle Bay Farm has evolved into an urban landscape. Still, many landmarks of the past remain as evidence of the area's colorful history.

What's new in the bay?

The Turtle Bay Association publishes a quarterly newsletter specifically designed to keep you up to date with activities in the neighborhood. As a member, this newsletter is delivered to your door. It is also available here on our website. Want to get more involved? Join our newsletter team. Have something to say? Consider writing a Letter to the Editor.

Get away to Turtle Bay

From the international corridors of the United Nations to the posh parlors of Beekman Place, Turtle Bay is a diplomatic stomping ground and an enclave of East Side elegance. It's also a fascinating neighborhood to explore.


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