Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village

Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village is a sprawling residential complex located in the heart of Manhattan, New York City. This iconic development, often abbreviated as Stuy Town, has a rich history and is a testament to post-war urban planning and affordable housing initiatives.

Two distinct superblocks break from Manhattan’s grid, offering a blend of red brick towers and parkland, echoing Le Corbusier’s ‘Towers in the park’ concept.

Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village was planned, beginning in 1942, and opened its first building in 1947. It comprises 110 buildings with over 11,000 apartments.


Developed in the late 1940s as a response to the post-World War II housing shortage, StuyTown was a pioneering project aimed at providing affordable housing for middle-class New Yorkers.