7.4 out of 10

East 33 St, Kips Bay

Ranked 1st best street in Kips Bay
40.7444956519023 -73.9772943389742
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students


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

"No energy and ugly"

East 33rd starts off with NYU Medical Center at 1st Avenue. It's one of the better hospitals you can access quickly from downtown so I guess that's one good thing about living on this street -- clearly, I'm not a fan of Kip's Bay, huh?
The block between 1st and 2nd is taken up by a lot of Church and state (hehe). There's a dorm for the NYU Medical school right at the corner with the NYU children center directly across the street. Almost the entire block on the north side is taken up by a church, its school and its convent all in a row. And, there are a couple of massive apartment buildings. The Kip's Bay Plaza building is particularly disturbing looking. It looks like a hospital in your worst nightmare and I don't care how pretty the units may or may not be inside, I could not live in a building that looks like this. You can't miss this eyesore, seriously.
The block between 2nd and 3rd is equally as boring: a public school, a home store, an animal clinic and a couple of small apartment buildings. I mean, would it hurt this part of town to throw some restaurants in the mix. It's just so boring! There are a few little restaurants between 3rd and Lex but none of them are particularly noteworthy aside from Cosette (little, cute, French). To only have one good restaurant on your street / in your neighborhood is kind of depressing when you pay to live in Manhattan, I think.
There's not a lot to do or see even in the architecture realm on 33rd in Kip's Bay, but I find that to be true of most of the east side after Gramercy Park. There's no neighborhood vibe, it's right on top of midtown and transportation is pretty lousy. For this kind of rent, I would pass.
  • Close to hospitals
  • No bar or restaurant scene
  • Ugly buildings
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Students

"Quiet and homey"

East 33rd can be quiet and restful as you get closer to the eastern end of the island, however closer to midtown the pace picks up and busy professionals are the more common inhabitants. While there is a great deal to do in the area there is nothing of note right on East 33rd which is what makes it nice. It's good living in a huge city that offers you everything and more.

"Family-Oriented and Relaxing"

I have friends with kids living here, and I have to say that it's one of the best places in Manhattan to relax and raise a family. When you are coming from someplace like Boston or the suburbs, and you enter E 33rd, it's a relaxing break from a hectic city life. I love the city and all of its adventures, but sometimes it's nice to visit a quieter end of town. One of my friends describes it as "living on a suburban street, then walking a few blocks into the city." It really is a great way to experience everything!

There is an elementary school on the street, and I think that it contributes to the definite tone of the street (as being family-oriented and safe). I would probably consider E 33rd as a good way to both raise a family and deal with a professional career at the same time.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"The Best of Both Worlds"

East 33rd Street between 2nd and 3rd ave. is a utopia of small town quaint living nestled inside the busy inner city. It is home to many young professionals that graviate fom Long Island. The buildings are mostly low rise town houses on a clean tree lined street. The air in this neighborhood is friendly and welcoming and safety is absolute due to the elementry school on this street.

It is a two minute walk to anything and everything you can possibly want or need, from the best pizza in town to coffee, gelato, movies, book Stores, fruit stands etc.

It is a perfect introduction to urban living.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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