Welcome to Kittay!
Not Just a Place to Live,
  A Place to Call Home.

A Vibrant Senior Community

With a Heart in New York City

Kittay Senior Apartments are independent senior living apartments for income eligible New Yorkers over 62 years of age.  Our mission is to empower older adults to enhance purpose and well-being. We operate under the supervision of NYS Housing and Community Renewal (HCR) and we’re part of the Mitchell Lama affordable housing program in New York City to support middle-income residents.

As an independent living community we encourage residents to thrive. We cover all the bases from art programs and concerts to discussions and day trips.  We offer numerous amenities to support independence. 

  • Three meals a day, with plenty of options
  • Housekeeping and linen service
  • Fitness center
  • Wi-Fi and computer center
  • Extensive gardens
  • Convenience store
  • Beauty salon/barbershop
  • Extensive large-print library
  • Health/Care services available
  • And much more
Kittay Senior Apartments is part of The New Jewish Home, a mission-driven nonprofit health care system for older adults. Our vision is a new reality in which ageism is no longer, and society embraces its older adult members.

Read more here in our annual report.

Apply Today: See If Kittay Is Right For You

We offer a 30-day trial stay in a fully furnished apartment so you can experience how warm and wonderful our Kittay community is. Email  or call 718-410-1441 

Our Community


Raves about our care

Twelve years ago, I took 3 weeks off from my job in California, flew to New York, and searched for a senior home for my Mom. I looked in Westchester, Bronx and Manhattan. Kittay was the only place I found that appeared to be extremely well run and maintained, relatively affordable, and was also a great value.

It turned out to be a home run. It has been a fantastic home for my Mom all this time. She has flourished. I have never seen her so happy, ever, in my life.

- Son of Irene K.

From my first visit to Kittay, I could tell this is a well-run, professional and most of all, caring environment. Every staff member I have come across has been cheerful, upbeat, and ready to help.

My mother has been living there since 2015. I had been feeling so overwhelmed in preparation. These people “rolled out the red carpet” for both my Mom and me, and made a major transition much smoother than expected.

- Daughter of Mary S.

I moved from Minnesota to New York for a year to find my dad a semi-independent living facility where he would get the care he needed. There were several things that were important to me: First, he needed to feel comfortable and at home. Second, I needed to know that he would be taken care of.

I am very pleased with the care and attention he has received at Kittay and after 6 years, I am convinced more than ever that my decision was the correct one.

The Son of Jason T.

What’s New

Artist and Kittay Resident Hanna Eshel Displays Sculptures at Gallery Show

Internationally known artist Hanna Eshel, a Kittay resident, held a  showing at Kittay’s Gallery by the Garden. Hanna, now 90, is a sculptor whose marble works have been shown in a number of European galleries, and who has been a longtime part of the Manhattan art scene.  >>

Visiting a modern-day salon where people discuss Ben Franklin’s ideas

Kittay hosts discussions, including the Ben Franklin Circle salon, for residents and others interested in the lively intellectual exchange. Read coverage from Business Insider >>

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