MetLife ( MET) said it is considering selling its Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town apartment complexes on the far east side of Manhattan."We believe current market conditions are very favorable, and we have decided to test the market to gauge buyer interest in these properties," said Robert Merck, head of real estate investments for MetLife. MetLife said it believes there is a lot of capital seeking high-quality real estate and anticipates that it will see excellent market pricing. "With its premier location and distinct character, these true trophy-quality assets should be well-received by the marketplace," MetLife said, adding that "should market pricing not reflect our expectations, we will not sell the properties at this time." The Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town properties together make up the largest apartment complex in Manhattan, totaling over 11,200 units, spread over 80 contiguous acres. The properties are bounded on the west by First Avenue, to the east by the FDR Drive and the East River, to the north by 23rd Street and to the south by 14th Street. The properties are owned by the MetLife affiliate Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company.