Kips Bay is a small neighborhood in Manhattan. Residents often describe it as "quiet" and "peaceful" – this is not one of the city's flashy places to live – but it offers all the daily conveniences you might need and is walking distance to more interesting neighborhoods when you want a change of scenery. And since it's not considered trendy, it's much more affordable than nearby areas like Gramercy.
Most of the housing here comes in the form of nondescript apartment blocks and condo towers, although some side streets do have charming brick walk-ups.
Like nearly all Manhattan 'hoods, there is a wide variety of dining options for every budget and taste. There is also a strip mall – an unusual site in Manhattan – that houses one of the city's nicest cinemas and some basics like a bank, fitness center, and pharmacy. This is also a hub for medical care with several hospitals within its borders or nearby, so doctors and med students are a common site.
The neighborhood has a couple leafy parks and easy access to the walking path that runs alongside the East River.
Wall Street: 4 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 1.5 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by foot
Jersey City: 8.5 miles / 25-55 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit
Lamazou is a warm and welcoming cheese shop established in New York City for more than a decade, carrying a huge variety of high quality cheeses and the finest gourmet products carefully selected, as well as offering an attentive personalized customer service with old world courtesy and modern efficiency.