Treat Mom to an Apartment Near Stuyvesant Square

Sunday is Mother's Day, which means restaurants teeming with brunching families and, yes, fewer open houses. But if a new home is on your gift list, what better way to spend the day than being on the hunt? (Anyway, who needs another brooch or — shudder — lotion set?) These apartments are all within walking distance of historic Stuyvesant Square Park on 15th Street near Rutherford Place, a patch of green that's fenced, like Gramercy Park due north, only you don't need that infernally hard-to-get key to gain entry. The area, named after Peter Stuyvesant, has stellar schools (private and public) and an easygoing flair that recalls the Village pre-fancification. Lately, though, it has seen its profile rise alongside that of nearby Union Square and the East Village. Still, Stuyvesant Square retains a glimmer of its underappreciated and, consequently, still neighborhood-y vibe. Some would say the real estate's still affordable, too, though it's far from cheap. But then again, maybe you should decide for yourself. After the jump, a list of open houses scheduled for Sunday, mothers be darned. —S. Jhoanna Robledo

One-bedroom


131 E. 15th St., nr. Irving Pl., Apt. 4C

Sunday, noon–2 p.m.

$499,000

131 E. 15th St., nr. Irving Pl., Apt. 3C
Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
$500,000

145 E. 15th St., nr. Irving Pl., Apt. 11M
Sunday, noon–1:30 p.m.
$635,000

Two-Bedroom


142 E. 16th St., nr. Irving Pl., Apt. 16E/F

Sunday, noon–1:30 p.m.

$1.375 million

Three-Bedroom


233 E. 17th St., nr. Rutherford Pl., Apt. 10

Sunday, 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m.

$2.2 million

233 E. 17th St., nr. Rutherford Pl., Apt. 5
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m.
$4.95 million