5.1 out of 10

East 23 St, Stuyvesant Town

40.7364064626339 -73.9774843099048
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

"The place to be for big apartment complexes"

23rd in Stuy Town is really all about the apartment complex. There are a few things at 2nd like a synagogue, a cafe and a bar; but, there is a different residential unit every three feet right here. And, they're all towering luxury complexes. Some of them are older so the luxury isn't exactly Trump status, but even an elevator is considered quite the amenity in Manhattan so if you get a dishwasher, you're kind of puttin on the ritz around here. The multitude of massive buildings, though, kind of deletes any neighborhood vibe that the neighborhood might have had. You walk just a few blocks into Gramercy and you see the incredible difference between a neighborhood neighborhood and this.
Once you cross 1st, you have the northern end of Peter Cooper Village on the south side of the street. It's a new, huge luxury housing complex in an old building. These units are pricey but they're really nice and really big. The only downer is the neighborhood or lack thereof. The north side of the street has a hospital and a park. The hospital isn't ideal -- I mean, it's nice to only have block to go in an emergency but I think it makes the neighborhood feel kind of sullen and creepy at night. The park, however, is quite lovely. There's even an indoor swimming pool in a former bath house right here. I'm not a fan of public pools but there are so few pools in New York, in general, that there's really no other way to teach your kid how to swim so it's nice that this is here.
There isn't any sort of neighborhood vibe here, but for people concerned with having a lot of space, elevators, modern appliances, etc., this really is the place to look for an apartment.
  • Huge apartments
  • Next to a hospital
  • no neighborhood vibe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

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