Habitat – 154 East 29th Street

Habitat is a luxury apartment rental building located in the heart of Manhattan’s Kips Bay neighborhood. The building offers spacious studio and one bedrooms with updated kitchens boasting ceramic tile floors, maple wood cabinetry and granite countertops. Habitat boasts 17 stories and sits along Third Avenue.

Units and Pricing

There are currently just two available units at Habitat, a studio and a one bedroom. This is a testament to the popularity of the building. The studio is listed for $2,295/month and the one bedroom is listed for $2,895/month. The average price per square foot at Habitat is a mere $45, a great price for just about any location.

Features and Amenities

Habitat offers studio and one bedrooms, both with spacious layouts and updated kitchens. Kitchens boast granite countertops, maple cabinetry, dishwashers and microwaves. All apartments have thermal pane windows, and residents have access to concierge services, laundry and a part-time doorman who mans the mirrored lobby. There is a furnished and landscaped rooftop deck.

Location

Habitat sits in the heart of Manhattan’s Kips Bay neighborhood on the border of Murray Hill. Both neighborhoods are known for their charm, and the tree-lined streets boast a bevy of bars, eateries, groceries and entertainment options. Take one step out of your building in Kips Bay and you’re surrounded by a myriad of dining and entertainment options. Habitat is close to the 6 Train, which runs along Lexington Avenue, and is just a short walk to the RW at Broadway and 23rd Street.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

While Habitat doesn’t necessarily offer a large variety of amenities, the neighborhood bumps up the building’s likability factor. Apartments at Habitat are spacious and offer renovated kitchens, and the rooftop deck adds a serene and relaxing element. Habitat’s real coup, however, is its location. Just steps outside of the building you’ll find a Starbucks, five different bars, ten different restaurants in all shapes, sizes and persuasions – the neighborhood has everything.

Plaza East – 340 East 34th Street

Plaza East is a luxury apartment rental building located in Kips Bay. The building offers amazing East River views, and boasts a 24-hour attended lobby, a fitness room, a landscaped sun deck and more. Plaza East offers studio, one and two bedroom apartments with oak strip floors and modern kitchens and baths. Plaza East is located just east of Manhattan’s Murray Hill neighborhood, which is chock full of bars, eateries and boutiques.

Units and Pricing

There is currently just one unit available at Plaza East, a studio apartment with 457 square feet. It is listed at $2,280/month. Previous rental listings, of which there are 196, ranged in price from $1,975/month to $4,230/month. The average price per square foot at Plaza East is $59.

Features and Amenities

All apartments at Plaza East feature sleek oak strip floors, modern kitchens and baths, and thermopane windows.  The building boasts a 24-hour attended lobby, a fitness room, and a beautifully landscaped sun deck.

Location

Plaza East is located right near the East River in the neighborhood of Kips Bay. It is surrounded by fine shopping at Murray Hill, major medical centers, and the river esplanade.  On top of this, Midtown Manhattan is home to some of the best Manhattan has to offer such as Rockefeller Center and Broadway. Plaza East offers the bars and nightlife of Murray Hill and the quiet of Kips Bay, a smaller and less hectic neighborhood.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

Plaza East offers spacious, updated apartments with hardwood floors and modern kitchens, as well as a variety of amenities, including an attended lobby, a sun deck and a fitness center. The building might not have all the amenities of a condominium building, but the price per square foot is relatively low given the closeness to Midtown Manhattan. This building would be great for pied-a-terre residents, and those looking to live close (but not right on top of) where they work.