Sutton Area Commerce & Culture
In Sutton’s elegance, there’s a certain quirkiness to be found. Riverview Terrace is a six-townhouse row along a private cobblestone street, around the corner from Sutton Square — the name 58th Street briefly assumes upon crossing Sutton Place. Most other east-west roads end in cul-de-sacs, boosting a suburban-like feel. Certain homes have private backyards, a form of compensation from the city after river access was taken away by the FDR Drive. Sutton Place Park is a series of unconnected “vest-pocket” parks linked only by their placement along the water. The Queensboro Bridge is a veritable attraction, inexplicably entrancing and magical when lit up and gleaming over the river. Walk up a block to First Avenue for a strip of great restaurants and bars, plus shops providing daily necessities. For anything else, you can’t go wrong stepping out of home for a bit to explore Midtown or the Upper East Side.