corner at 84th Street
110-118 Riverside Drive
By Carter B.
This large, 17-story building
on the northeast corner at 84th Street
has fine views of Riverside Park and the Hudson River.
It has 171 co-operative apartments. It was erected in 1929 and
converted to a co-operative in 1968.
The building has a handsome, canopied,
sidestreet entrance with Romanesque-style columns and bronze doors
leading to a
vestibule that steps up to a large wood-paneled lobby with
building has sidewalk
landscaping, inconsistent fenestration and permits protruding
George Herman (“Babe”) Ruth, the legendary
baseball player, lived here and also at the Ansonia apartment building
Broadway at 73rd Street.
The neighborhood is very
and Zabar’s, the famous food and kitchen store, and other well-known
not too far away on Broadway.
It has a total of
169 apartments. It was designed by Gronenberg &
Leuchtag, whose other buildings in the city include 50 Riverside Drive,
235, 467 and 639 Central Park West, and 130 and 315 West 86th Street.
There is excellent cross-town bus service nearby on 86th Street at
Broadway and the building is across from Riverside Park and is
convenient to some excellent retail including Harry's Shoes, Barnes
& Nobles, and Zabar's.
building, which has a slightly angled corner at 84th Street, has a thin
bandcourse above its second floor and another above the 13th floor.
attractive decorative window surrounds on the third and the 13th floors
and a discrete cornice.
It has inconsistent
fenestration, no health club, no balconies and permits window
has a full-time doorman, a live-in superintendent, a gym, a bicycle
room, a laundry and permits cats and dogs.
is a four-bedroom unit with a 13-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a
25-foot-long living/dining room and a 16-foot-long breakfast room next
to a 13-foot-long kitchen.
Apartment 1C is
a four-bedroom unit with a 13-foot-long entrance gallery that leads to
a 21-foot-long living room and a 16-foot-long dining room adjacent to a
12-foot-long, windowed kitchen with a breakfast bar and a 12-foot-long
windowed home office.
is a three-bedroom unit with a 20-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a
24-foot-long living room, an 18-foot-long dining room next to a
14-foot-long enclosed kitchen.