Sutton Place is a little enclave that runs from the East River to Sutton Place, 52nd Street to 59th
Sutton Place in the East Fifties is quite the retreat from bustling Midtown Manhattan. A stretch of elegant prewar coops
and townhouses, Sutton Place is where Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall rented their penthouse in How to Marry
a Millionaire. Running parallel to First Avenue, Sutton Place (which is called Sutton Place South below 57th Street) has
some wonderful prewar apartment buildings with expansive river views. This quaint area has some greenery too, with
two parks located just five blocks from each other.
Some of the most charming real estate in Sutton Place is made up of the private townhouses, which rarely come up
for sale. For architecture buffs, the charming townhouses that line Fifty-Eighth Street at times have units available for
rent. One single-family Neo-Georgian townhouse in the Sutton Place area, comprising 14,000 square feet, larger than
many suburban mansions, is the official residence of the Secretary General of the United Nations. As far as co-ops,
some of the Sutton Place doorman buildings feature garages, gyms, and common roof decks to take advantage of the
spectacular views. When on the East Side, just head towards the river to find this small, peaceful enclave that usually
has the word “fashionable” right before it. Sutton Place offers quiet and residential charm that you wouldn’t expect
within an easy walking distance of the corporate headquarters of the East Side.