Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village, is a large private residential development of spacious no-fee apartment rentals on East Side Manhattan that spans from First Avenue to Avenue C, between 14th and 23rd Streets. It covers approximately 80 acres of land, some of which is used for playgrounds and parkland, and offers an unrivaled list of amenities including access to over 500 social events. Stuyvesant town, located between 14th and 20th Streets, consists of 35 residential buildings and 8,757 no fee Manhattan apartments, and its sister development, Peter Cooper Village between 20th and 23rd Streets features a combined 56 residential buildings, 11,250 no fee Manhattan apartments and over 25,000 residents.
Stuyvesant Town – Peter Cooper Village is one of the most iconic and successful post-World War II private housing communities ever built. "Stuy Town" was named after Peter Stuyvesant, the last Director-General of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, whose farm occupied the site in the 17th Century. Peter Cooper Village is named after the 19th Century industrialist, inventor and philanthropist Peter Cooper, who founded Cooper Union. The complex opened its first building in 1947, replacing the Gas House district of gas storage tanks. Today is has so much to offer with its convenience to the popular Downtown Manhattan neighborhoods of the East Village, Union Square and Alphabet City. The surrounding area to the west is notable for historic Stuyvesant Square, a two-block park surrounded by the old Stuyvesant High School, Saint George's Church, and the Beth Israel Medical Center.