Stuyvesant Town is a post-World War II residential development that contains over 89 buildings and 8,757 apartments, and is part of a complex with Peter Cooper Village that together is home to over 25,000 people. Originally built to relieve housing shortages and provide homes for returning veterans, the 80 acre complex is covered in red brick apartment buildings with parks and playgrounds throughout.
The neighborhood has an almost suburban feeling to it, making it a family-friendly area that has reasonable prices. The community is self-sufficient, with its own security force and newspaper. At times, young employees and students from New York University stay in the community. Stuyvesant Town is conveniently located near the Flatiron District and Lower East Side with access to multiple bus routes despite its suburban-like qualities.