Kips Bay

Neighborhood Association

The Kips Bay Neighborhood Association Inc, a 501(c)3 corporation, is a volunteer member group of Kips Bay residents and business owners who live or work in the area between East 34th and East 23rd Streets, stretching from the East River to Lexington Avenue.

Our mission is to bring together all who are interested in preserving the quality of life in Kips Bay and to improve the safety and aesthetics of our streetscapes, parks and public spaces. We are dedicated to facilitating cooperative efforts between local businesses, local grass roots community groups, local cultural groups and institutions for the general welfare of those who reside or do business in Kips Bay.

Boundaries of Kips Bay


Kipster The Hawk
Kipster the Hawk is Hanging Out in Bellevue Park South

Strolling through the 28th Street entrance onto the path in Bellevue Park South, one of our neighbors got the feeling someone was watching him. Standing in the middle of the playground our neighbor looked up. And there it was, staring at him from the branches above his head – a hawk! Read more

Kips Bay Promenade
Sign the Petition to Save Kips Bay Retail on Second Avenue

The Kips Bay Neighborhood Association is urging all area residents to take action to prevent the destruction of the retail strip along Second Avenue between 30th and 32nd Streets. Developers are making moves to tear down Fairway, Rite Aid and AMC Kips Bay Theaters and replace them with medical offices.… Read more

KBNA Dog Walker
KBK9 Dog Run – Bellevue Park South

The Kips Bay Neighborhood Association has been working with local grass roots groups, 344 E. 28th St. Residents Association, our Councilwoman, Rosie Mendez, NYC Parks and Recreation to plan, strategize and raise funds for the dog run. Our determination to reach out to all leaders of all demographics in Kips… Read more

Kips Bay Promenade

Our project, the KIPS BAY PROMENADE, began in 2014 with the stewardship of the 14 historic trees along the Second Avenue median, the two historic London Planes at the 30th Street corner and the two trees at the 33rd and Second Avenue corner. Each volunteer of the ONE TREE/ONE STEWARD team “owns” and cares for a tree, but the team works together to re-claim the Kips Bay Median and transform it into a fully planted park space with “green infrastructure” as bioswales. Read more

Our Mission

  1. To provide a “platform and voice” for Kips Bay residents and businesses in discussions of consequence with our local elected officials, city agencies and community boards; especially where policies affect the general welfare of our neighborhood.
  2. To introduce and support resiliency efforts within the flood zone of the Kips Bay Neighborhood and to work towards a sustainable future.
  3. To encourage and facilitate Kips Bay residents and businesses in cooperative efforts to improve the KB quality of life and for the general welfare of neighborhood resources and needs.
  4. To collect, record, and furnish such information regarding the neighborhood conditions as will lead to a full knowledge of neighborhood resources and needs.


The Bay Copy
The Bay Copy