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340 Riverside Drive
      Southeast corner at 105th Street

340 Riverside Drive

340 Riverside Drive

By Carter B. Horsley

This handsome, 16-story, pre-war, cooperative apartment building on the southeast corner at 106th Street has 63 units.The brown-brick building, which allows pets, has attractive, Adamesque-style detailing and a two-step-up entrance with a two-story surround. Built in 1926 by Sugarman & Berger.

Entrance

340 Riverside Drive entrance

The brown-brick building, which allows pets, has a doorman and fine views of the Hudson River and Riverside Park, has protruding air-conditioners, some balconies, no health club, no roof deck no sidewalk landscaping and no garage.

It has its small entrance on Duke Ellington Boulevard as West 106th Street is known, which is quite broad.

There are many restaurants and stores nearby on Broadway and there is good bus service on Riverside Drive and Broadway.  Subway stations are a few blocks away.

An attractive, pre-war building with handsome detailing facing Riverside Drive.

The building has a half-story stone base and its first floor is rusticated masonry with a handsome limestone entrance surround with a broken pediment.

There is a broad limestone bandcourse above the first story and another above the12th floor.

The 13th and 14th floors have attractive two-story-high window surrounds and there is a small cornice above the top floor.

The second and third floors have very attractive vertical masonry accents.  The second floor has balconies.

It has inconsistent fenestration and some protruding air-conditioners.

The building has a doorman, some balconies, and allows pets but no roof deck, no health club, no garage and no sidewalk landscaping.

Apartment 11B is a three-bedroom unit with a 10-foot-wide entry foyer that leads in one direction to a 25-foot-long living room and in the other to a 19-foot-long, windowed dining room next to a 8-foot-long pantry and a windowed, 13-foot-long kitchen and a 10-foot-long maid’s room.

Several B-line apartments are two-bedroom units with an 11-foot-wide entry foyer that leads to a 25-foot-long living room and a 20-foot-long, windowed dining room next to a 9 foot-long kitchen and a 10-foot-long maid’s room.

Apartment 4C is a two-bedroom unit with a 10-foot-wide entry foyer that leads to a 21-foot-long living room and a 16-foot-long, windowed dining room next to a 17-foot-long kitchen with a terrace.



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