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22 Riverside Drive

22 Riverside Drive

22 Riverside Drive

By Carter B. Horsley

This attractive, 20-story, red-brick, pre-war apartment building at 22 Riverside Drive on the northeast corner at 74th Street was erected in 1931.

 It was designed by Boak & Paris and developed by Arlington C. Hall.

It is a condominium building with 23 units.

It is withing the West End-Collegiate Historic District.

The site originally had a townhouse built for George H. Macy and designed by Charles P. H. Gilbert.

It has a ballcony on the 15th floor and wrought iron window grills on the first floor.


Entrance

22 Riverside Drive entrance

It has a nice sandstone, 1-story base and its fašade is modulated by masonry piers.  It has a small vaulted vestibule with a nice mosaic niche and a doorman.  While it has a nice frontage on a quite windy corner, its sidestreet frontage is very narrow.  The building has protruding air-conditioners and some corner windows, but no sidewalk landscaping, no balconies, no roof deck, no health club and no garage. It has impressive views of Riverside Park and the Hudson River.
There is an express subway station nearby at 72nd Street and Broadway and there are many stores and restaurants in the area.                 

 

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