One of the most iconic and successful post-World War II private housing communities, Stuyvesant Town is a sprawling complex of 56 residential buildings covering 80 acres. Stuyvesant Town was originally built to relieve a housing crisis and provide housing to returning veterans. Today, “Stuy Town” is a residential enclave of red brick apartment buildings, parks and playgrounds, evoking an almost suburban atmosphere. The community is self-sufficient, featuring its own security force as well as a newspaper, the Town & Village. The East River Park is an immediate neighbor, making Stuyvesant Town an even more attract, reasonably-priced area to live.