Just down the steps from Tudor City, the U.N. treats locals to both an occasional diplomat run-in and an occasional inconvenience. U.N. staff (and even the Italian Ambassador) lunch at L'Impero. Jimmy, owner of the Gourmet Deli, remembers the Ambassador from Bangladesh stopping by. Last March anti-war protestors flooded the area, and sometimes demonstrations accompany General Assembly meetings. Resident Yohannes Abebe admits U.N. proximity can be irritating, explaining that at times, "for security reasons, you must show ID to get in to Tudor City." There may not be a neighborhood bar, but you can still get carded.
Pictured: View of the United Nations, left, and the Sharansky Steps, right.