Kips Bay is a neighborhood located on the east side of Manhattan, New York City. It is bounded by East 34th Street to the south, East 42nd Street to the north, Lexington Avenue to the west, and the East River to the east. The neighborhood is primarily residential, with a mix of high-rise apartment buildings and townhouses. Kips Bay is home to several notable institutions, including the NYU Langone Medical Center and the Bellevue Hospital Center, both of which are major hospitals in the city. Kips Bay is also home to several parks and green spaces, including the East River Esplanade, which runs along the East River and offers views of the Manhattan skyline. The neighborhood is known for its convenient location and easy access to transportation, with several subway lines and bus routes serving the area.