StuyTown: A Pocket Of the City Perfect For Families

Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village is a leafy enclave in the heart of Manhattan, offering spacious, renovated no-fee apartments. Bedrooms fit a king-size bed with room to spare and living rooms easily accommodate a sectional couch, dining table, and other pieces of furniture. The property’s 80 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds exist outside NYC’s rectangular street grid, making for a quiet, safe, and clean environment. 

These unique characteristics make Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village an incredibly family-friendly place, a pocket of the city where children can play, run around, and learn to ride their bikes away from the hubbub, traffic, and crush of people that New York City is known for.


Children’s Playgrounds


There are five playgrounds within StuyTown designed exclusively for children, each with its own theme. They are “River,” “Treehouse,” “Harbor,” “Train Station,” and “Village.” Learn more about StuyTown’s various outdoor playgrounds and recreation facilities, for young and old. 


Children’s Indoor Play Space


StuyTown is proud to offer its residents the amenity of a children’s play space, run by New York City’s premier operator of such spaces, apple seeds. This all-in-one play space, envisioned by a children’s museum designer, offers StuyTown’s youngest residents access to colorful, NYC-themed play installations, a musical program, and a plethora of classes. It also doubles as an event space, hosting full-service birthday parties.


Ice Rink


From November through March, StuyTown residents enjoy an ice staking rink, reserved exclusively for them. The facility offers skate rentals, group programs, private lessons, and special events.




Throughout the year, StuyTown curates a schedule packed with community events, many of them geared towards the youngest residents. Highlights include the Halloween Spooktacular, when our central green space, the Oval, is transformed into a pumpkin patch, complete with haunted house, crafts, live music, a contest for best costumes, and tons of candy. 


Ibiza Kidz


Ibiza Kids, a premier shoe, toy, and clothing store, is located at 340 1st Avenue, making it part of the StuyTown retail family. The store’s staff is known for being patient and knowledgeable and will make your shopping experience a great one. Head over to stock up on items for your fancy dress-up box, toy subway trains, Calico Critters, all things Melissa & Doug, and Magnatiles. 


Explore surrounding neighborhoods such as the East Village and Gramercy 


Entertaining your children can be tough, but StuyTown residents have the advantage of having a whole city filled with a gold mine of activities to keep kids busy. With great parks, restaurants, museums, and toy stores, the city acts as one giant playground. Here’s our guide to keeping kids happy and entertained so they never have to experience a boring weekend. 


StuyTown-Adjacent Schools


StuyTown is such a unique community because it is located in a neighborhood with plenty of great elementary, middle, and high schools, both public and private. The property is situated in close proximity to some of the most desired educational insitutions in nyc. 


StuyTown has oversized apartments fit for families to live, work and play. Please find our availabilities on our no-fee-nyc rentals page.