Wednesday, November 2

Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village

Covering 80 acres along the east side of Manhattan, Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village stretches from 1st Avenue and 14th Street over to Avenue C and up to 23rd St and the FDR. It houses over 25,000 people in over 11,000 apartments.

Construction spanned from year 1942 to 1947, with the complex opening its doors in 1947.

The first few years following its initial opening, the complex had strict rules preventing racial and ethnic diversity amongst its tenants.

Much of the 80 acres comprising Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village is devoted to green space and parks with playgrounds and basketball courts. Additionally among all of the walkways connecting the buildings are small grass-covered areas.

The complex has for its center a large lawn surrounding a notable fountain.

Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village contains an enormous amount of real-estate along East Manhattan.

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