River Edge House

33 East End Avenue

Southeast Corner at 81st Street

33 East End Avenue

By Carter B. Horsley

This red-brick building has a quite modest sidestreet entrance with a canopy, sidewalk landscaping and a small polished dark green granite entrance surround.

The building's first floor has rusticated masonry and the windows have attractive but simple white reveals.

The 12-story building has many balconies facing the East River. It was converted to a cooperative in 1972 and has 75 apartments.



In their fine book, "New York 1960, Architecture and Urbanism Between The Second World War and the Bicentennial," (The Monacelli Press, 1995), Robert A. M. Stern, Thomas Mellins and David Fishman observed that "William J. Hohauser's River Edge House (1941) at 33 East End Avenue, occupying the south blockfront of Eighty-first Street between East End Avenue and the East River Drive, initiated the reconstruction of lower East End Avenue." "The principal feature of the bland, brick-sheathed building was its river-facing balconies," they added.

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