3.2 out of 10

East 27 St, Kips Bay

40.7398601535288 -73.97773616661
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Students


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

"Crazies and religion"

East 27th starts off at Bellevue Hospital which, to me, is kind of creepy. Yeah, it's just a hospital, but it's famous for its Psych ward. It's the only reason people ever refer to Bellevue . . . when they're talking about crazies. And, I feel like I would always worry about the looney bin having a security glitch and the mass hysteria that would ensue on my block. Plus, it was built at the end of the 18th century so the oldness just adds to the creep factor.
Once you cross 1st Ave, the block is comprised of only a health lab with a big AIDS research center and Kip's Bay Court (which is not quite in Kip's Bay). It used to be public housing but now it's just a massive, ugly apartment complex where I'm assuming a lot of the Bellevue staff lives -- because why else would you live there.
The block between 2nd and 3rd has quite an interesting mix of buildings. There's a public housing building on the corner next to an Armenian church. There's a massive, luxury apartment building across the street from the church and a Rodeo themed bar just next door to the church. There's a Christian church next door to the luxury building and very old, ornate beautiful buildings next door to that church. There are carved faces on 218 (one of the old buildings) that are pretty crazy. I wonder if the faces are making faces at the topsy turvy aesthetic of this block. But, hey, if you want church, a kitsch bar and government projects on your block, then this is the place to be. I'd pass on those things, incidentally.
Kip's Bay ends at 3rd Avenue so that's about it for this street's run. I wouldn't recommend any of Kip's Bay unless you happen to be a doctor that doesn't like walking further than a block to work. There's nothing to do, no sort of energy or aesthetic . . it's just kind of depressing. And, it's not exactly cheap to live on such a not-mentionable street.
  • Some cool buildings
  • Close to a hospital
  • Far from transportation
  • Close to crazies
  • Nothing to do
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Students

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