Kips Bay Apartments

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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.

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1br, Kips Bay, $3,395

$3,395, Kips Bay

Beautiful apartment building located in the Murray Hill section of NYC. Walking distance from various restaurants and eatery. Ame (...)
1br, 1BA
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2br, Kips Bay, $4,000

$4,000, Kips Bay

NO FEE! Spacious two bedroom one bath, high floor apartment with the west views to the city. Planned kitchen renovation, lots of (...)
2br, 1BA
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7 agents listing apt.
Studio, Kips Bay, $2,600

$2,600, Kips Bay

NO FEE! This studio apartment in on a high floor with stunning north views of the city and East River. New kitchen with custom fi (...)
~ 3 Hours since update
4 agents listing apt.
Studio, Kips Bay, $2,600

$2,600, Kips Bay

NO FEE! Great low floor studio apartment! Lots of amenities, classic kitchen, semi-private dressing area and west views to the ci (...)
~ 3 Hours since update
8 agents listing apt.
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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
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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.