5.1 out of 10

East 20th St, Stuyvesant Town

40.7341207856843 -73.9779142570681
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5


There's not much to talk about in regards to 20th street in Stuy Town. It only runs a few blocks and the majority of the street is taken up by the Stuy Town complex. 20th at 2nd holds a park on both sides of the street. They're not very popular parks but it's nice that they're there despite the depressing lack of people and energy. There's also two schools and a church and synagogue. It's a very public sort of block and there's nothing in the way of eating, drinking or entertainment.
Once you cross 1st, you're right on the border of Stuy Town complex and Stuy Town's more expensive brother, Peter Cooper Village. They both used to be housing units for WWII veterans, and went under a massive overhaul when they were purchased several years ago. The apartments are gigantic for Manhattan and they are expensive but they offer a lot aside from the sheer size. A lot of students rent these and throw a wall up to create a second bedroom. There's a lot of room for that and it makes the apartments actually kind of cheap. The amenities are great in the complexes but the surrounding area is so depressing that it's hard to convince yourself to live there once you actually walk out of the unit. I think, though, that both are great for young families. There's a lot of convenience and you can easily throw another wall up into a one bedroom for a nursery in a nice apartment that is then cost effective.
And, Stuy Town is wedged right between Gramercy and the East Village, so you're very close to a lot of cool things even there aren't any in your actual neighborhood.
  • Massive units
  • No bars or restaurants
  • Transportation isn't great
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

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