Kips Bay

Unique Location Within Midtown
Kips Bay is a very safe, quiet, and relaxed neighborhood, imitating the calmness of the East River it borders. Its unique location in Midtown allows for easy access to the quicker paced lifestyles of its neighboring areas. Kips Bay offers a diverse mixture of dining, shopping, and nightlife, and the bars along Third Avenue are quite popular. The eastern side is lined with NYU institutions and hospitals, giving the younger crowd a place to call home.

Kips Bay is home to newer high-rise apartments, older condo complexes, and historical brick townhouses. This residential neighborhood is a great place to live, especially for the convenience factor and low-key vibe.
What Kips Bay Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.5
value
7.0
amenities
6.0
social
7.0
management
7.0
safety
7.5
Median rents in Kips Bay
Studio
$
2,800
1 Bedroom
$
3,650
2 Bedroom
$
5,450

Living in
Kips Bay

Residential
Convenient
Fun Neighborhood
Easy Transit
Many Amenities in Walking Distance
Lots of Bars and Restaurants
Quieter
Very Safe
Multiple Grocery Stores
Very Clean
Parks and Bike Paths
Kips Bay — 8.4/10 Rating (based on 20 neighborhood reviews)
Fairway and Trader Joes are very close by. Bit of a walk to the 6 train. Use free NYU shuttle from Gramercy Green to commute to school. Duane Reade opposite the building. Great for Indian students as it very close to all the Indian restaurants and grocery stores around 28th and Lexington.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Kips Bay
Pros - Fairway at 30th/2nd ave, which is wonderful. Route E shuttle goes to 30th/1st ave, so it's easy to get to and from campus on weekdays. Very quiet area, but with lots of restaurants and a fair amount of nightlife. So close to Penn Station, which makes it easy to get to the airport and to leave the city.

Cons - It can feel far from the heart of campus, and I'm constantly taking cabs and public transit back and forth; combined with high rent, this can get expensive.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Devon Condominium
There are plenty of restaurants and bars in this neighborhood and it is just a short walk to get to others. It is near Baruch and NYU Langone if you work there. There's a Fairway here and they are building a Trader Joe's to be open next year.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
230 E 30 St
This is a very fun area with a lot of places to go. There are tons of bars, restaurants, shops, nail salons, and it is easy to get around.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Murray Hill Manor
you cant beat living near gramercy. there is some low-income housing nearby but you will find that anywhere in newyork.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Parc East
A lot of young professionals in the area, ease of access to subway, ease of access to many restaurants and bars, rent seems to go just a little further here (value wise) than further downtown
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Murray Hill Manor
Kips Bay isn't the hippest neighborhood in this area, but it's got everything you need and is conveniently located to other, hipper neighborhoods (East Village, Flatiron, etc).
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
145 E 26th St
Lots of bars, restaurants, grocery stores. Nice parks, East River bike path. Close to R, W, 6... lots of buses, and NYU shuttle.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
227 e 25th st
Kips Bay has the perks of a quiet, residential neighborhood, and is a relative unknown. Hidden gem? Maybe.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Kips Bay Towers
Not much to see, do, or eat here
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Vilcek Hall
I love that our little pocket of a neighborhood is convenient to Union Square, M101, 102, 103 & 15 bus lines and both the 6 and the NR subway lines. We have everything we need within walking distance and are surrounded by restaurants and bars without being in the center of the commotion. Just north of Gramercy, just below Murray Hill. (we are NOT Murray Hill ;) Our streets are safe and quite.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
220 E 26th St
A young neighborhood with plenty of bars and restaurants. There are a number of grocery stores, coffee shops, and the neighborhood overall is accessible to much of the city.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
221 East 33rd Street
The neighborhood has been a great place to live. There are lots of bars and restaurants around. The subway is very accessible, along with several bus routes. It's centrally located, and has a big grocery store and movie theater very close by.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Wilshire
Overall a lively neighborhood close to the action downtown and to work in midtown. Proximity to public transportation is great too. Good grocery store (Fairway), movie theater, and a handful of decent restaurants nearby too. Most
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Kips BayTowers
The neighborhood is nice and very clean. It is close to the gramercy park as well as union square.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Cooper Gramercy
Night time can be quite loud due to the bar around the corner.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Wilshire
Quite and safe neighborhood. Good commute to NYU with the 6 line as well as NYU buses. Good options for supermarkets and decent restaurant and bars.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
247 e 33rd st
Very convenient location, very young, very safe, and very clean. Everything you need can be found in Murray Hill! No complaints.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Windsor Court
Lots of bars, restaurants and things happening around this neighborhood.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Manhattan Promenade
Close to school and transit - fun stuff to do
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
50 Lexington Ave


Getting to Know
Kips Bay

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: East River to Lexington Ave
North to South Boundaries: E 34th St to E 23rd St
dining
Dough Boys
Rocky Slims
Sahara’s Turkish Cuisine
Sticky’s Finger Joint
grocery
Trader Joe’s
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
fitness
Asser Levy Recreation Center
Broadway Bodies
Hype Gym
Ketanga Fitness Retreats
parks
Gramercy Park
Stuyvesant Cove Park
coffee
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Murray Hill Market
The Bluebell Cafe
Woops! Bakeshop
bus
M101/M103 (bus)
M15/M15-SBS (bus)
M23-SBS/M9 (bus)
QM20/QM5 (bus)
parking
Icon Castle Garage LLC
Icon Tower 25 Parking
Propark Waterside Plaza
Rapid Park 575 First Ave. Corp. (Kips Bay)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Kips Bay includes zip codes 10010 and 10016
Rent vs Own
61
%
of Kips Bay residents are renters
Driving to Work
6
%
of Kips Bay residents drive to work
New Construction
8
%
of housing units in Kips Bay have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
12
%
<20 units
14
%
20-49 units
73
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
8
%
18 - 34
45
%
35 - 54
25
%
55+
21
%
Unit Mix
22
%
Studio
53
%
1 Bed
20
%
2 Bed
6
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
70
%
Undergrad Student
6
%
Grad Student
5
%
Unemployed
5
%
Retired
14
%

Best Apartments
in Kips Bay


Studio $3,150
1 Bed $3,500
2 Beds $4,250

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