5.4 out of 10

Stuyvesant Oval, Stuyvesant Town

Ranked 3rd best street in Stuyvesant Town
40.7321334305169 -73.9776926145181
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


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

"The center of the center"

Stuyvesant Oval is a walkable oval at the center of the Stuy Town housing complex. There are apartment buildings surrounding the oval and though there's a lot more foot traffic milling about outside those buildings, there's also no street traffic and it's, obviously, more centrally located and protected I guess. And, it's very green right here so the buildings surrounding the oval would probably be my first choice if I were looking for a place here.
The oval also holds a rec center with a pool table, wifi, a tv and couches. They have wine tastings there and residents can use it to have parties. The Stuy Town gym is also at the oval as is, I believe, the parking structure and the rental office. There's a lot going on right here but it's definitely quieter than being street side.
The apartments are really nice and a one bedroom around the oval is about $3300 / month. It's steep but there are a lot of amenities and these are some of the biggest apartments I've seen in apartment remotely close to this price range.
  • Huge apartments
  • Quiet
  • Green
  • No neighborhood vibe
  • like living in a dorm
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"The Center of Stuyvesant Town"

Stuyvesant Town is one of New York City's massive apartment projects in lower Manhattan that has thousands of residents living in one of the many high-rise apartment buildings. Another one of the few remaining rent-controlled complexes, finding an available apartment in one of the buildings will be difficult, since once people move in, they rarely move out, and find ways to pass the apartment lease on to their family members. The apartments here are relatively spacious and clean and the rents are extremely affordable for New York City. Stuyvesant Circle is the street that is smack dab in the middle of this complex, and you can usually find lots of people walking around the circle or the other paths, since it is good exercise. Close to schools and medical facilities, Stuyvesant Town apartments is a great place for families. Shopping and some restaurants are on the adjacent avenues, but you will most likely need to go further uptown for serious shopping.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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Ave C

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"Most convenient part of Stuy Town"
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Stuyvesant Oval

"The center of the center"
40.7321334305169 -73.9776926145181
"Down by the River . . ."
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Stuyvesant Walk

"Just a bunch of walkways through a housing complex"
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"Huge apartments in tenement buildings"
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Peter Cooper Rd

"Nothing but housing"
40.7349130599577 -73.9767014644311

Unranked Streets in Stuyvesant Town

"The crowded loop"
40.7298597189688 -73.9778547351354

1 Ave

"Huge apartments in a weird area"
40.7346139322145 -73.9801280065923

East 15 St

"Not the most exciting street in the city. "
40.7291641467805 -73.9752381677758

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