Peter Cooper Village

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Peter Cooper Village, (former Gas House district) East 20th-23rd andAvenue C. to 1st Avenue.
Peter Cooper Village - Stuyvesant Town is a large private residential development on the East Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, and one of the most iconic and successful post-World War II private housing communities. Stuyvesant Town, known to its residents as "Stuy Town", was named after Peter Stuyvesant, the last Director-General of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, whose farm occupied the site in the seventeenth-century. Peter Cooper Village is named after the 19th century industrialist, inventor and philanthropist Peter Cooper, who founded Cooper Union. The complex, which was planned beginning in 1942 and opened its first building in 1947, replaced the Gas House district of gas storage tanks.

Peter Cooper Village located between 20th and 23rd Streets the complex has a combined 56 residential buildings, 11,250 apartments, and over 25,000 residents.
The complex is a sprawling collection of red brick apartment buildings stretching from First Avenue to Avenue C, between 14th and 23rd Streets. It covers about 80 acres of land. The development located between 14th and 20th Streets, Stuyvesant Town, has 8,757 apartments in 35 residential buildings and with its sister development.

The combined development is bordered by the East River Avenue C on the east, the Gramercy Park neighborhood on the west, the East Village and Alphabet City to the south, and Kips Bay to the north. The surrounding area to the west is notable for historic Stuyvesant Square, a two-block park surrounded by the old Stuyvesant High School, Saint George's Church, and the Beth Israel Medical Center.

Town & Village newspaper:
The paper was founded by Charles G. Hagedorn and as of the late 2000s is published by Hagedorn Communications. Town & Village is independent and not affiliated with the ownership of the complex. The community has its own newspaper, Town & Village, also known as "the T&V". It was first published in 1947 and has been published every week since, covering news in Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village, Waterside Plaza, and Gramercy Park.

Notable residents:
* David Axelrod – political consultan
* David Brooks – New York Times political columnist
* Chris Burke – actor
* Daniel R. Garodnick – New York City Councilman
* Alexis Glick – news anchor
* Michael Higgins – actor
* Mary Higgins Clark – mystery writer
* Frank McCourt – Pulitzer Prize-winning author
* Lee Lorch - mathematician and an early civil rights activist
* Drew Nieporent – restaurateur
* Paul Reiser – comedian and actor