Relaxed and accommodating to families and young professionals alike, Kips Bay is an unshowy neighborhood that happens to also boast ready access to the city’s busier hotspots.
An affordable juncture between the bustle of downtown and the offices of midtown, Kips Bay affords its residents proximity to the nightlife of the East Village and the business of the Flatiron district without the oft prohibitive costs of those areas. Kips Bay is just south of Murray Hill, and indeed the neighborhoods are similar in affordability, tourist-free streets, and temptingly low real estate prices.
What it may lack in trendy name-recognition, Kips Bay more than makes up for in bang for your buck, safety, and convenience.
This condominium complex - occupying three city blocks between First and Second Avenues and 30th and 33rd streets - brings architectural pedigree to this otherwise unassuming neighborhood. Designed in the 1960’s by I.M. Pei - often called the master of modern architecture - in the brutalist style, the two-building structure boasts not only cultural cachet but acres of private gardens, lawns, and recreational space for its over 4,000 residents.Kips Bay Towers
The first cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church to be constructed in North America, this impressive church on 34th and 2nd Avenue features a pyramidal dome and stained glass windows.St. Vartan Cathedral