285 Riverside Drive

At the Southeast corner of 101st Street corner of West 100th Street


285 Riverside Drive has received a CityRealty Rating of 56, based on:

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285 Riverside Drive

Nearby Subway Stations

  1. 1
    • 103rd Street (at Broadway and 104th) (0.22 miles)
  2. 2
    • 96th Street (at Broadway and 95th) (0.36 miles)
  3. 3
    • 96th Street (at Broadway and 95th) (0.36 miles)

Info & Ratings - Overview

Building Summary

6 Mo Change
Avg. Price / Ft2 (2 sales in past 12 months)
  • 1928Year Built
  • 87Apartments
  • 15Floors


Sometimes, an architect will try to be innovative with a variation on a style, or traditional element, in an attempt to raise eyebrows.

Here, it is the building itself that has slightly raised eyebrows

It has a distinctive roofline with two low, curved arches in the middle of its Riverside Drive façade.

The 90’s along Riverside Drive is quite interesting and 243 Riverside Drive at 96th Street also has a roof line with some curves, but they are part of a more consistent and interesting design.

The design here is rather subtle. Subtlety, of course, is always to be encouraged and this building’s roofline is not bad at all even if the "eyebrows" are rather minimal. Curves are very welcome in such a rectilinear city as New York and Riverside Drive’s sinuous curves are well suited to experimentation.

Erected in 1926 and converted to a cooperative in 1970, this attractive, 15-story building has 87 apartments.

The beige-brick building has a sidestreet entrance with nice wrought-iron doors leading to a step-up lobby. It has a one-story limestone base, no canopy, inconsistent fenestration, attractive terracotta pilasters and spandrels on the second and third floors and protruding air-conditioners.

Carter B. Horsley

Features & Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator


  • Unusual "eye-brow" roofline
  • Fine views of Hudson River and Riverside Park from upper floors
  • Attractive, wrought-iron entrance doors
  • Pre-war construction
  • Doorman


  • Inconsistent fenestration
  • No sundeck
  • Protruding air-conditioners
  • No health club
  • No garage
  • No balconies

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