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Sun, Jul 28


Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant

Exploring Manhattan's Turtle Bay Neighborhood

A grand and interesting mix of the old and the new, from the Art Deco Chrysler Building and the medieval Tudor City, to the United Nations complex and Turtle Bay Gardens, where Katherine Hepburn called home for neary 50 years.

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Exploring Manhattan's Turtle Bay Neighborhood
Exploring Manhattan's Turtle Bay Neighborhood

Time & Location

Jul 28, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA

About the event

Turtle Bay in the midtown East section of Manhattan is unique in its varied architecture which spans the art deco Chrysler Building, the modern and international styles of the United Nations Complex, the medieval Tudor City and a large number of distinctive buildings such as the Ford Foundation and some 19th century houses of worship and townhouses.

We'll stop by Turtle Bay Gardens, once home to Stephen Sondheim, Bob Dylan, Kurt Vonnegut and Katherine Hepburn (for nearly 50 years).

The United Nations area also features some interesting features including the Isiaah Wall and outdoor sculpture such as St. George fighting the "dragon of nuclear war" (pictured above).

There's also some American Revolution History and we'll uncover the many layers and textures of this overlooked area.

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