Kips Bay Apartments

Image Credit

With gorgeous views of the East River, the Manhattan neighborhood Kips Bay is conveniently located just south of Murray Hill and north of Gramercy Park.

The population of Kips Bay primarily consists of young professionals in their early to mid 30s. Located near the heart of Manhattan, there are countless things to do in and around Kips Bay. The Kips Bay Plaza, located between East 30th and East 32nd Streets, offers a movie theater, a large gym, a pet store, a pharmacy, and an office supply store, as well as other shopping establishments. Residents also enjoy viewing the East River at Stuyvesant Cove Park, located just south of the Waterside Plaza apartments. The park features a learning center with a small outdoor stage for events. Several NYU buildings – such as Tisch Hospital and the colleges of dentistry and medicine – are located within Kips Bay as well.

The eclectic food scene of Kips Bay is also attractive to many. From middle-eastern treats (Kalustyan's) to delectable Italian ice (Ralph's Famous) and sandwiches (Lamazou, 2nd Avenue Deli), it’s hard to stay hungry in Kips Bay.

Unlike the food scene, public transit in Kips Bay is not easy to come by, so residents must learn to appreciate walking. Until the 2nd Avenue subway line is finally completed, residents must settle for walking to the 4/5/6 line at Park Avenue. Because transportation is not especially convenient compared to other neighborhoods, Kips Bay apartments are typically less expensive than those in other Manhattan neighborhoods.

Read more about Kips Bay »

Find Kips Bay apartments

Kips Bay is:

Just-Listed Rentals

1br, Kips Bay, $2,250

$2,250, Kips Bay

Available NOW... Amazing Apartment with renovated kit and bath, located in Murray Hill with steps away from Subway, Movie theater (...)
1br, 1BA
16 Minutes since update
3br, Kips Bay, $4,800

$4,800, Kips Bay

No fee
NO FEE ~ ULTRA LUXURY// FULL SERVICE BUILDING // POOL+ GYM Ideal mid floor apartment, UPGRADED kitchen , excellent storage space, (...)
3br, 2BA
35 Minutes since update
1br, 145 East 27th Street, Kips Bay, $3,550

$3,550, Kips Bay

No feeExclusiveBy Owner
175 apartments range from studios to 3-bedrooms. Located on a quiet block in Murray Hill, the Townsway offers residents both comf (...)
1br, 1BA
~ 3 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
1br, 450 West 17th Street, Kips Bay, $5,640

$5,640, Kips Bay

No feeBy Owner
Large 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom apartment with an oversized eat-in kitchen, a corner living room, and a walk-in closet. The hottest (...)
1br, 1BA
~ 3 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
See more rental listings

Local Subway Stops

  • 4 6 5 33 St
  • 4 6 5 28 St

The Top No-Fee Buildings

Building Address # no-fee apts
340 E 34TH ST 62
153 E 32ND ST 59
604 2ND AVE 53
209 E 25TH ST 45
339 E 28TH ST 43

median rent for a 1br based on listings


Search for Kips Bay 1BRs

Building Mix based on listings

  • 35% Luxury Highrise
  • 19% Elevator/Laundry Building
  • 12% Pre War
  • 11% Walk-Up
  • 8% Post War

Neighborhood Popularity based on searches


2012 rank: 24

Why Naked Apartments?

Communicate anonymously with agents.

Get alerts when new apartments hit the market.

Kips Bay specialists

Perla Cardoza Photo
Perla Cardoza Real Estate License Problem DSA Realty Services (1)

Ori Moshe Photo
Ori Moshe Real Estate License Caliber Associates (7)

Limor Eliyahu Photo
Limor Eliyahu Real Estate License Point NYC Marketing (5)

More about Kips Bay

Although not considered a bay today, Kips Bay used to be an inlet of the East River. Its name derives from Jacobus Hendrickson Kip, a prominent Dutch settler. In 1776, about a century after Kip lived in Kips Bay, the Landing at Kip's Bay – a historic Revolutionary War episode – took place. The Americans were defeated in that battle, which resulted in the British occupying New York City for a period afterward.

Its boundaries are East 34th Street to the north, the East River to the east, East 23rd Street to the south, and Lexington Avenue to the west.