Master

310 Riverside Drive At the Northeast corner of 103rd Street corner of West 103rd Street   |    Riverside Dr./West End Ave.

Master - 310 Riverside Drive
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1929
  • 316 Apartments
  • 24 Floors
70

Master, 310 Riverside Drive has received a CityRealty Rating of 70, based on:

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    • 103rd Street (at Broadway and 104th) (0.17 miles)
     
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    • 96th Street (at Broadway and 95th) (0.46 miles)
     
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    • 96th Street (at Broadway and 95th) (0.46 miles)
     

Overview

One of the city's important Art Deco residential buildings and one of the city's first major mixed-use buildings, this 24-story tower has been a prominent landmark on the Upper West Side since it was erected in 1929.

Originally built to house a museum for Russian-born artist, Nicholas Roerich, a school, an auditorium and a restaurant in a residential hotel, the building was designed by Helmle, Corbett & Harrison and Sugarman & Berger.

The design by architect Harvey Wiley Corbett was related to his earlier design for One Fifth Avenue in its general massing, and to an unbuilt project by him and architects Wallace Harrison and William H. MacMurray known as the Belden project.

Hugh Ferriss, the great and highly influential architectural draftsman, once praised the Belden project as "a significant departure" from the conventional, "theoretical, applied and two-dimensional" triad of base, shaft and capital, one that moved toward a "three-dimensional, inherent and self-evident" massing.

In their book, "New York 1930, Architecture and Urbanism Between The Two World Wars," (Rizzoli International Publications, 1987), Robert A. M. Stern, Gregory Gilmartin and Thomas Mellins observed that at the Master Apartments "the handling of the transitions between the base and tower was particularly adept, as square and chamfered corners established a sprightly syncopation against the more thunderous beat of the central masses."

"The rooftop silhouette of the building's...

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Features & Amenities

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

Pros

  • Important Upper West Side landmark
  • Magnificent views from of the city from tower
  • Great Hudson River and Riverside Park views
  • Doorman
  • Steadily improving neighborhood

Cons

  • Mostly small apartments
  • Pretty far north
  • No health club
  • No sundeck
  • No garage
  • Neighborhood still in transition

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