About Kips Bay Neighborhood

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Kips Bay spans a small stretch of the East River from East 34th street to East 27th street, and borders third Avenue to the west. Called an “anonymous neighborhood with fringe benefits” by the New York Times, the neighborhood is next-door to midtown, and equal parts residential and government buildings. The majority of First Avenue is occupied by medical and educational facilities, giving the neighborhood easy access to good schools. Side streets between the major avenues are elegant, with overhead foliage and brownstones and townhouses. The neighborhood also has a variety of shops, bars and restaurants, making it bustling but less hectic than its truly-midtown counterparts. It hosts an impressive number of family-friendly grocery stores and pharmacies but is a short twenty-minute walk or bus ride from happening East Village and Houston Street. The neighborhood overall flies under the radar despite its quality housing and convenience.

Average Rental Prices in Kips Bay

These are the average rental prices in Kips Bay by apartment size. To find out how much you need to earn in order to qualify for these prices, go to our salary calculator.

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  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bedroom

  • 3 Bedroom


Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in Kips Bay

Your credit score is an important factor in determining your qualification for rentals or even some condo or co-op purchases.

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These trains run through Kips Bay. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:

No subway lines in Kips Bay

Crime Rate in Kips Bay

Crime rate: 7 out of 10
Approximately 27.9886 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 040 Augustus Saint-Gaudens

P.S. 116 Mary Lindley Murray

J.H.S. 104 Simon Baruch