Sutton | Beekman

Get to know Sutton Place | Beekman

Sutton Place and its surrounding neighborhood stretch only from 53rd to 59th, and between First Avenue and the East River, but together they include some of Manhattan’s most expensive real estate. The area’s spine is the street known as Sutton Place from 57th to 59th, and Sutton Place South from 53rd to 57th, while the riverfront is bookended by two small parks. The existence of the street reflects the fact that geography didn’t oblige completely when it came time to lay a grid over Manhattan. At those points where the island widens, York Avenue and Sutton Place were added rather than leaving large areas without a north-south thoroughfare.

NEARBY NEIGHBORHOODS:

Upper East Side

Midtown

Roosevelt Island

Central Park South

Kips Bay

Murray Hill
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History & Culture

Sutton Place appears on the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811, when it (and York Avenue, which is the same street, though going by that different name between 59th and 92nd) was designated Avenue A. It wouldn’t be until the late 19th century, however, that developers began to build here and also bestowed a more tony name: Sutton Place. Its name has appeared in cultural classics — Rodgers & Hart lyrics and Catcher in the Rye, for example — as shorthand for a brand of swanky elegance, and countless movies have used the setting to convey privileged wealth.
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Schools & Transportation

  • The Montessori School of New York - Manhattan 347 EAST 55TH STREET
  • Ps 59 Beekman Hill International 231 EAST 56TH STREET
  • Saint Albans 317 EAST 50TH STREET
  • East Side Elementary School, PS 267 213 EAST 63RD STREET
  • The Family School 323 E 47TH ST
  • Ps 183 Robert L Stevenson 419 EAST 66TH STREET
  • Lyceum Kennedy French American School 225 EAST 43RD STREET
  • Ella Baker School 317 EAST 67TH STREET
  • Aaron School 309 E 45TH ST REAR 1
  • The Browning School 52 EAST 62ND STREET
  • Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School 164 EAST 68TH STREET
  • The Child School 587 MAIN STREET
  • Ps Is 217 Roosevelt Island 645 MAIN STREET
  • P.S. 78 48-9 CENTER BOULEVARD
  • The Cathedral School 319 EAST 74TH STREET
  • Lycee Francais De New York 505 EAST 75TH STREET
  • Buckley School 113 EAST 73RD STREET
  • The Geneva School of Manhattan 138 W 90 ST
  • River School (The) 425 EAST 35TH STREET
  • Queens Paideia School 44-02 23RD STREET

Dine & Shop

Sutton Place and even the slightly larger Sutton Area don’t have restaurants and shopping scenes to speak of, given the area’s small size, but options abound that are either a short distance away. Just to the north of Sutton Place, near the entrance to the Queensboro Bridge, a number of stores including a Bed Bath & Beyond sell daily essentials. While Sutton Place itself doesn’t have much retail, its northern stretch, York Avenue does — at least once you get to the other side of the Weill Cornell Medical Center’s buildings. Beyond the immediate area, the shopping, dining, and culture of the Upper East Side and Midtown East are close at hand.
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