Sutton Place is quaint residential neighborhoods in midtown Manhattan, spanning from East 53rd to East 59th streets, between 1st ave and the east river. The district is named after Effingham B. Sutton, a 19th-century shipping tycoon who sparked development in the area by building numerous residential brownstones between 57th and 59th Streets. Over the years the neighborhood has proven to be popular with well-heeled New Yorkers who enjoy its relative isolation and unique character. Some notable residents include Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury, and Sigourney Weaver. The neighborhood is also home to several luxurious townhouses including the official residence of the UN Secretary-General, which was originally built as a home for JP Morgan’s daughter. One of the best things about living in Sutton Place is the stunning views of the east river and Roosevelt Island. The neighborhood’s streets end in charming cul-de-sac’s, oftentimes leading to parks that are cantilevered over the FDR drive, and which offer direct, unobstructed views of the waterfront.