Sitting north of Turtle Bay, in the midst of a hustling and bustling NYC, lies the neighborhood of Sutton Place. This cul-de-sac style community has an immediate charm with lines of townhouses featuring tree-lined streets.
This desirable district is very small, with little turnover, making it challenging to find a place to call home. If you managed to snag yourself a piece of property in Sutton Place, consider yourself quite lucky! Allow Shleppers to welcome you into your new neighborhood with our unparalleled moving and storage services!
Then & Now
The district was first purchased as a piece of land by Effingham B. Sutton in 1875. Sutton built a row of brownstone buildings, and the rest was history.
In the early 1900s, the upcoming neighborhood halted dead in its tracks as poverty washed over this Queensboro Bridge waterfront area. Tenements and street gangs were numerous, including street gang “Dead End Kids.”
When American trendsetters like Anne Harriman Vanderbilt and Anne Morgan arrived on the scene in the 1920’s, the neighborhood regained its former glory with opulent townhouses overlooking the East River. More wealthy socialites moved to the area soon thereafter, such as Kenneth Cole, Marilyn Monroe and Sigourney Weaver.
Today, the Sutton Place neighborhood is evolving beyond its traditional vibe with recently constructed organic food stores and other trendy types of businesses. Two parks are located in the area at the ends of 57th and 53rd Streets.