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Not a flashy neighborhood but has everything you need and is easy to get elsewhere in the city.
Studio / 1 BR
66% Complete
2 Bedrooms
100% Complete
3 Bedrooms
0% Complete
4 Bedrooms
0% Complete

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals


What's around
  • 54 Fitness options
  • 246 Restaurants
  • 139 Shops
  • 8 Schools
  • 19 Grocery stores/markets
  • 12 Banks
  • 53 Nightlife options




Kips Bay has a below average violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for New York City.


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.

Kips Bay is bordered on the north by Murray Hill, on the east by the East River, on the south by Stuyvesant Town and Gramercy Park, and on the west by Rose Hill.


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

Kips Bay New York City Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Kips Bay LOCAL schools

The Churchill School and Center
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Distance:0.03 mi
Ps 116 Mary Lindley Murray
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Distance:0.20 mi
American Sign Language & English Secondary School
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Distance:0.26 mi
47 the American Sign Language and English Lower School
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Distance:0.26 mi
Fusion Academy Manhattan – Park Ave.
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Distance:0.34 mi


Local Flavor   Kips Bay Local Flavor

Jaya Thai
Jaya Thai 396 3RD AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10016 MAP

Eat great Thai food in a candle lit atmosphere. Casual and affordable in Kips Bay.

The Water Club
The Water Club 500 E 30TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10016 MAP

Set on the East River and offering fabulous sweeping panoramic views from every table, The Water Club remains a hallmark of classic American cuisine. 

Lamazou 370 3RD AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10016 MAP

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.


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