Kips Bay, in lower east midtown, was famous in Revolutionary times as the site of a skirmish between British forces and George Washington's army of rebels. The rebels lost. Since then, the area's fame (or, perhaps, infamy) has steadily diminished, to the point that few New Yorkers today even recognize it as a distinct neighborhood. Indeed, a perfunctory tour revealed just two businesses using Kips Bay in their names�a dry cleaners and the 15-screen Loews Kips Bay theater complex. Most people think of the area bounded by Park Avenue, 27th and 34th Streets, and the East River as nothing more than a southern extension... More >>>