The quiet neighbor to animated Murray Hill, Kips Bay offers breezy residential convenience in a big city landscape.
While high rise apartments dominate much of the real estate, Kips Bay also offers space in historical brick row houses and converted tenement buildings. Its pockets of restoration make it an affordable area that attracts a wide range of residents. The neighborhood’s biggest draws are its convenient location and high safety record.
No street in Kips Bay is the same, which speaks to its patchy history of development and expansion. A sprawling medical center dominates First Avenue, while Third Avenue boasts an extensive collection of bars and pubs frequented by the area’s community of young professionals. Bustling Lexington Avenue houses some of the best South Asian restaurants in the city. Further down the road, quirky mom-and-pop shops sit shoulder to shoulder with retail chains.
The diversity of historic and commercial sights in Kips Bay make it a comfortable and exciting place to call home. Spot some priceless finds at the City Opera Thrift Shop, a treasure trove-like fundraising initiative for the New York City Opera. Shop for spices in the area’s international marketplaces or jog down the neighborhood’s peaceful streets.
Business meets residential in this vibrant city hub running along the East River.