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About Peter Cooper Village

Peter Cooper Village (PCV) consists of the northern portion of the property, spanning from 20th to 23rd Street and from First Avenue to Avenue C. The tree-lined paths provide a sense of tranquility and calm amidst the surrounding City.

While the buildings look similar to those of Stuyvesant Town, these freshly renovated apartment homes offer even more space throughout, as well as eat-in kitchens (many with wine coolers), and master baths.

If you're interested in living in the Peter Cooper Village apartment community, contact the Peter Cooper Village Leasing Office at (646) 679-1418 and schedule a tour.

StuyTown History

Stuyvesant Town is 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.

StuyTown was originally planned as a post-war housing development during the early 1940's in anticipation of the returning World War II veterans. The complex was developed by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and was based on earlier developments; Parkchester, in The Bronx, completed in 1942, and Riverton in Harlem. Former Metropolitan Life president Frederick Ecker said of StuyTown that it would make it possible for generations of New Yorkers "to live in a park - to live in the country in the heart of New York."

Construction of StuyTown took place between 1945-1947, encompassing 110 buildings and 11,250 apartments. On the first day of its initial offering, the property received 7,000 applications; it would collect 100,000 applications by the time of first occupancy. The complex's first tenants, two World War II veterans and their families, moved into the first completed building on August 1, 1947.

In October 2006, MetLife sold Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town to Tishman Speyer. The new ownership implemented major capital projects on the property. Tishman Speyer relinquished control of the property in 2010. CW Capital remained the owner in 2010 till 2015 when they sold the property. Today, the property is controlled by Blackstone/Ivanhoe Cambridge, which uses StuyTown Property Services as Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town's property manager. StuyTown is now home to over 30,000 residents.

About StuyTown

Stuyvesant Town (ST), also referred to as Stuy Town, is the larger southern portion of the property, spanning from 14th to 20th Street and from First Avenue to Avenue C.

The recently-renovated apartment homes offer expansive living spaces. Central to Stuyvesant Town is the iconic "Stuyvesant Town Oval" with its large open lawn, water fountain, and amenity spaces. From the many social events, seasonal greenmarket and ice rink, live music and movies, there is always something going on at Stuyvesant Town!

If you're interested in living in the Stuyvesant Town apartment community, contact Stuyvesant Town at (646) 679-1418 and schedule a tour.

Manhattan Living with an 80-Acre Backyard

Set within an exquisitely landscaped 80-acre private park located near the East Village, Gramercy Park, and Murray Hill, StuyTown (formerly known as PCVST) features pet-friendly, spacious, beautifully renovated apartments. These no-fee rentals offer exceptional amenities and services, with a unique community experience in the heart of New York City.

Spanning from 14th to 23rd Streets and from First Avenue to Avenue C, StuyTown (formerly known as PCVST) encompasses 110 buildings, 11,250 no-fee rental apartments, and is home to approximately 30,000 people.

Green Living at StuyTown

With 80 acres of grounds, Peter Cooper Village-Stuyvesant Town is a unique destination within Manhattan, and includes a wide array of lush plants, shrubs, trees, and flowers. New plants are brought in throughout the year to add seasonal life to the grounds and provide a sense of tranquility in the midst of the Big City.

The trees recently planted around the Oval are ornamental trees which will remain below the height of the tall shade trees. They are evergreens and will retain their leaves throughout the year. Tree species include Ilex Nellie Stevens and Compact Cypress trees, and Magnolia grandiflora Brackens Brown. The growth period for these trees ranges from five to eight years.

A larger variety of shrubs has been planted, including a mix of evergreens, annuals, and perennials, which will continue to grow over the next three to five years. Gardenia Kleims Hardy and Camellia japonica are among the evergreen shrubs planted around the Oval, with blooms expected from spring through fall among the two shrub types. Other shrubs, which are not evergreens, include Nandia Fire Power, Hydrangea, Viburnum pragense, and Winterthur. Vinca minor groundcover have also been planted along with perennials such as Heuchera Coral Bells, which will continue to grow over the next year, and come in multiple varieties with different colored flowers and leaves. Click through the gallery to see some of the many species of greenery that we have at StuyTown.