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This crop of condos is well positioned to make the most of Riverside Park and Hudson River views (Seen from The Heritage, #6A - One & One Realty Inc.) This crop of condos is well positioned to make the most of Riverside Park and Hudson River views (Seen from The Heritage, #6A - One & One Realty Inc.)
Hudson Yards has garnered attention for turning an abandoned railyard into a glittering new development, but Riverside South showed it could be done with the luxury condominiums across the street from the southernmost section of Riverside Park. It started with a parcel of buildings branded by former president Donald Trump (whose name has since been removed). Later, other developers and designers got in on the action, with some looking further north to Morningside Heights as they create condominiums designed to make the most of views of the Hudson River, Riverside Park, and the Midtown skyline.
Rendering of the completed Riverside South master plan (Extell)

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200 Amsterdam Avenue
200 Amsterdam Avenue Lincoln Center
Avery, 100 Riverside Boulevard
Avery, 100 Riverside Boulevard Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
Claremont Hall, 100 Claremont Avenue
Claremont Hall, 100 Claremont Avenue Morningside Heights
Two Waterline Square, 30 Riverside Boulevard
Two Waterline Square, 30 Riverside Boulevard Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
One Waterline Square, 10 Riverside Boulevard
One Waterline Square, 10 Riverside Boulevard Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
MCLV Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Riverside Park South site plan via MCLV Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
However, these buildings' towering heights and architecturally adventurous designs created a skyline in their own right. They are located far enough from main strips to offer waterfront oases near Riverside Park, where an environmental review is underway for the 79th Street Boat Basin makeover and recent upgrades to the Riverside Park South section include repaired entry points, new athletic fields, infrastructure updates, and new pickleball courts.
While somewhat far from the Upper West Side's main dining and shopping strips, these condominiums' abundant residential amenities and services provide seemingly everything a buyer could need or want under one roof. Indeed, when Grammy Award-winning music executive Clive Davis listed an apartment he owns at The Rushmore for $6,295,000, he told Robb Report that his daughter's family occupied the apartment and loved the building's services. These include a full-time doorman, concierge service, a state-of-the-art fitness center with indoor pool, and shuttle service to public transportation.
Christie's International Real Estate Clive Davis recently put this riverfront six-bed condo at The Rushmore on the market for $6.295M (Christie's International Real Estate)
Mr. Davis is the latest bold-faced name linked to the westernmost section of the Upper West Side -- penthouse at One Riverside Park once rented by actress Kerry Washington hit the market in early 2023 -- and other, less high-profile luxury buyers have also taken notice. A penthouse at Claremont Hall set a new price record in January 2023, and a penthouse at Waterline Square closed for $25.5 million in May 2023. Below, we look at the top ten condominiums that have taken shape along the Upper West Side's Hudson River waterfront.

Just like the 253-acre Riverside Park, the stretch of attractive new residential buildings lining the Hudson River is too big to be experienced and fully appreciated all at once. Join us next week to see buildings with the best waterfront views in Midtown and Chelsea!
Riverside Boulevard condos Condos lining Riverside Boulevard seen from Avery (Douglas Elliman)
Hudson River and Riverside Park Views of the Hudson River and Riverside Park as seen from Clive Davis' apartment (The Rushmore, #6BL - Christie's International Real Estate Group)

36 floors | 56 units | 2020 | Architect: Richard Meier

One of three towers that revitalized this section of the Far West Side and sprouted around the new Waterline Square Park, One Waterline Square is distinguished by its slanted roof and varying facade textures. The amenities are located on the 15th floor so as to make the most of the dazzling light and river views the condos on the upper floors enjoy.

Corner living room with Hudson River views One Waterline Square, #29E (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Unobstructed Southern Views over the Hudson with dramatic sunsets and Eastern Manhattan City skyline views. Open chef’s kitchen with a full Suite of Gaggenau kitchen appliances with gas cooktop, white Pedini custom Italian cabinets and polished chrome Dornbracht fixtures, fully-vented range hood, wine refrigerator and garbage disposal. Luxurious natural stone and wood in primary and secondary bathrooms with radiant heated floors. 15 years remain on a tax abatement. See floor plan and full details here.

38 floors | 160 units | 2020 | Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox

Around the corner from One Waterline Square (see above), Two Waterline Square makes a statement with its cascading facade and angling crowns. Harry's Table by Cipriani, the hospitality group's first-ever food hall, is located in the base of the building. Upstairs, the condos and residential amenities are positioned to make the most of river and skyline views.

Living room with oversized window Two Waterline Square, #28D (Compass)
Hudson River views
From the Listing: This stunning home offers breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and the Hudson River, providing an unparalleled living experience. As you enter into this airy apartment, you are greeted by a proper entry foyer that leads to a mesmerizing water view living and dining area. The open kitchen is a chef’s dream, featuring a waterfall island, wine refrigerator, fully-vented range hood, waste disposal, and a top-of-the-line appliance package designed by Gaggenau. The king-sized bedroom features a walk-in closet and an ensuite five-fixture spa-like marble bathroom with a radiant heated floor. See floor plan and full details here.

41 floors | 175 units | 2023 | Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Closings have recently commenced at Claremont Hall, which unseated Vandewater (see below) as the tallest building in Morningside Heights. The design pays tribute to the Gothic architecture of the Union Theological Seminary campus surrounding it, and the condos start on top of the classrooms, academic offices, and designated faculty apartments to make the most of Hudson River views.

Living/dining room with river views Claremont Hall, #15D (The Corcoran Group)
From the Listing: Featuring open eastern views and expansive windows, Residence 15D is a 706-square-foot one-bedroom home that receives plentiful light and air. This home includes an open concept living room/dining room, windowed bathroom with walk-in shower, and a wall of windows in the primary bedroom. The kitchen features custom Italian cabinetry, topped by Calacatta Laza quartz countertops and backed by a ceramic tile backsplash and a paneled appliance package from Bosch, with a custom range hood with integrated spice shelf. See floor plan and full details here.

41 floors | 269 units | 2008 | Architect: Costas Kondylis and Partners

Located near the beginning of Riverside Park, The Rushmore's address and height put it in a prime position to make the most of treetop and Hudson River views. Its two-towered design evokes twin-towered landmarks lining Central Park West and sets it apart in the local skyline.

Living room with floor-to-ceiling windows and river views The Rushmore, #6BL (Christie's International Real Estate Group)
From the Listing: With direct Hudson River views that stretch approximately 66 feet, Unit 6BL is a sun-filled pin-drop quiet home with almost 4,400 square feet of interior living. The massive gourmet kitchen is quite impressive with dual top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, large Island, and a dining area that can seat more than 15 guests comfortably, 6 gracious bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms with Waterworks’ fixtures, a large separate home office, and an abundance of closets. Upon entering the living room, you’re greeted with bright open space that extends over 35 feet and oversized windows that show off western views of the Hudson River and Riverside Park South. The spacious dining area opens to an amazing kitchen that would delight any chef, with blonde quartzite countertops, large Island and plenty of solid wood cabinetry. The enormous primary bedroom also has direct river views, two walk-in closets, large en-suite bathroom, separate egress, and a separate large sitting room/home office. See floor plan and full details here.

31 floors | 170 units | 2004 | Architect: Costas Kondylis and Partners

During the Trump administration, The Heritage garnered headlines for being one of six condominiums along Riverside Boulevard that voted to remove the former president's name from their branding in protest of his most odious policies. What has not changed, though, is the building's handsome curved base, white-glove service, and prime address near Riverside Park and express subway service at West 72nd Street.

Corner living room with Hudson River views The Heritage, #19B (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: As you enter this high-floor corner apartment, an elegant gallery leads you to an impressive corner living room with six oversized windows facing south and west with picturesque river views. Adjacent to the living room and also off the gallery is the magnificent formal dining room which faces south ideal for big parties as well as intimate dinner for two. There is an oversized eat-in kitchen with two windows facing south which has excellent storage space and a breakfast bar perfect for informal dining. The oversized primary bedroom faces west with exceptional views of the river and includes an enormous dressing room with custom built-ins and an en-suite renovated bathroom with two sinks, a walk-in shower and a separate oversized bathtub. A storage bin is included. See floor plan and full details here.

33 floors | 219 units | 2015 | Architect: Hill West

Glassy high-rises on the Far West Side are nothing unusual now, but One Riverside Park was an early trendsetter when it took shape following the expiration of guidelines that restricted the amount of glass and stone, as per architecture critic Carter Horsley.
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Living room with wall of windows facing the Hudson River One Riverside Park, #9L (Compass)
From the Listing: From the sweeping panoramic views of the Hudson River to the high-end finishes and spacious layout, Residence 9L will leave you wanting for nothing. As you enter, a large foyer with a coat closet and powder room functions as a place to collect yourself and as an impressive space in which to greet your guests. The south wing of the apartment features a 34’ great room with unobstructed water views, emphasized by floor-to-ceiling windows stacked alongside each other to create a unique curve that perfectly showcases those classic New York sunsets. Off the great room is a windowed, eat-in kitchen fit for any chef, with Miele appliances, marble countertops, and ample storage. A bedroom with ensuite bath completes the south wing of the home. The north wing is home to the remaining bedrooms, which are all ensuite and feature unobstructed water views. 421a tax abatement through 2037. See floor plan and full details here.

#7 - The Aldyn

38 floors | 169 units | 2010 | Architect: Costas Kondylis and Partners

In the Riverside Boulevard skyline, The Aldyn stands out for its asymmetrical tower. However, it has oversized windows, a high-floor setback, and an expansive amenities suite in common with its nearest neighbors.

Living room with Hudson River and sunset views The Aldyn, #2704 (Nest Seekers LLC)
From the Listing: Prepare to be captivated by the unparalleled panoramic views of the Hudson River and city skyline, making this residence a true gem in the heart of New York City. As you step into this magnificent home, you’ll immediately be greeted by an abundance of natural light cascading through the floor-to-ceiling windows, highlighting the elegant design and impeccable craftsmanship throughout. The gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream, featuring top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinetry, and a large center island, creating an ideal space for culinary creations. The adjacent dining area seamlessly flows into the expansive living room, providing a seamless transition for hosting intimate gatherings or simply unwinding after a long day. Retreat to the luxurious primary suite, boasting breathtaking views and a private en-suite bathroom adorned with premium fixtures, a deep soaking tub, and a separate glass-enclosed shower. See floor plan and full details here.

#8 - Avery

32 floors | 274 units | 2007 | Architect: Costas Kondylis and Partners

At the center of Riverside Boulevard, Avery's crowning glory is open vertical piers at the top of the 32-story building. Setbacks and oversized windows allow residents to experience abundant light and beautiful views at any time of year.

Living room with Hudson River views Avery, #26 (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Boasting 360 degrees of panoramic and unobstructed Hudson River views and classic city landscapes. This voluminous property comes with approximately 6,400 square feet and is perched on top of the 26th floor. Upon entry from your private key-locked elevators, you will enter an expansive and custom, privately owned hallway, combining three contiguous units working seamlessly for ample living, entertaining and work from home spaces. On the Northwest corner, you will be greeted on entrance to a beautiful and formal gallery that brings you to a breathtaking and massive 47x17 living and dining room with the most astonishing river and sunset views. Adjacent to the dining room you will find a meticulously designed and spacious kitchen with beautiful wood cabinetry, Miele appliances and a substantial island allowing for wonderful daily living. For formal entertaining, this elegant kitchen comes with a partition divider providing for both an open or closed space. See floor plan and full details here.

49 floors | 419 units | 2003 | Architect: Costas Kondylis and Partners

At 49 stories high, 220 Riverside Boulevard is the tallest tower in its Riverside Boulevard development The rooftop is illuminated at night, and oversized soundproof windows allow for impressive Riverside Park and Hudson River views at all hours of the day. Select units have private terraces for indoor/outdoor living.

Living room with Hudson River views 220 Riverside Boulevard, #42D (The Corcoran Group)
From the Listing: Magnificent Hudson River and City panoramas from the ideal elevation: a brilliant 42nd floor, 3-bedroom, 3-bath condominium home on the high southwest corner of a Riverside Boulevard building renowned for its peerless concierge service and outstanding amenities. A gracious entry foyer opens into a stunning living room and dining room displaying a vast expanse of the river and daily symphonic sunsets. A well-designed chef’s kitchen features top appliances, extensive cabinetry, exquisite stone floors and counters as well as those ethereal maritime vistas. In a separate wing, the generous primary bedroom suite overlooks an expansive Manhattan skyline and contains a fine oversized marble bathroom with separate shower, and an immense walk-in closet. From the enchanting second bedroom, one can monitor all boat traffic on the Hudson and enjoy a full bath ensuite. See floor plan and full details here.

#10 - Vandewater

33 floors | 178 units | 2020 | Architect: INC Architecture & Design

When sales first launched at Vandewater, the tower was the highest building and first amenity-rich luxury condo to take shape in its Morningside Heights neighborhood. It remains a standout for its contemporary take on prewar design and oversized windows that allow for dramatic views of Central Park, the George Washington Bridge, the Hudson River, and the Lower Manhattan skyline.

Living/dining room with oversized windows Vandewater, #18A (Brown Harris Stevens)
Hudson River and Morningside Heights views
From the Listing: Vandewater’s interior design speaks to an old school design approach and showcases the beauty of the materials in a new and thoughtful way - oversized, high performance casement windows, tall ceilings, and European white oak floors. This sprawling 2,079-square-foot four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom has a gracious foyer with five closets and large open vented kitchen featuring a speed oven and wine cooler. Highlights include the grand corner living/dining area, abundant closets and windowed third bathroom. Enjoy amazing views from every room in the apartment! See floor plan and full details here.

Honorable Mentions
Certain Upper West Side buildings are located too far inland and offer too few listings with direct river views to warrant a place in CityRealty's top ten. However, select availabilities enjoy Hudson River views, not to mention the white-glove amenities and services provided by the building.

41 floors | 246 units | 2017 | Architect: Hill West

1-West-End-Avenue-01 (DBOX/ Pelli Clarke Pelli for Silverstein Properties)

Corner living room with skyline views One West End, #29B (Douglas Elliman)
Private terrace overlooking the Hudson River
From the Listing: This 4-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom offers approximately 5,300 square feet of interior space distributed among 2 floors, with a media room, a lofted library, and a double-height great room which leads to a grand private terrace that includes an exceptional, approximately 3,299 square feet of additional entertaining space. The custom eat-in Scavolini kitchen designed by Jeffrey Beers for One West End features Dornbracht fixtures, walnut cabinets with champagne matte glass panels, and Calacatta Borghini marble countertops with a waterfall edge. A distinct entry vestibule leads to the oversized primary suite which features a wet bar, spacious walk-in closet, and en suite bath with heated Bianco Dolomiti marble floors, brushed limestone walls and marble slab countertops. 421a tax abatement in effect. See floor plan and full details here.

52 floors | 112 units | 2021 | Architect: Elkus Manfredi


Living room with fireplace and city views 200 Amsterdam Avenue, #41 (Brown Harris Stevens)
Hudson River and Upper West Side views
From the Listing: Occupying the entire 41st floor of 200 Amsterdam, this four-bedroom, four and a half-bath condominium has stunning views from every room within and features a 116’ terrace which overlooks Central Park, the Manhattan skyline, Fifth Avenue and beyond. Double doors open directly into a large foyer overlooking Central Park. The gallery leads to a large study and a stunning corner living and dining area with stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows framing spellbinding views. The airy, eat-in-kitchen gives way to magnificent sunsets over the Hudson River and views of the dramatic skyline to the south. The primary bedroom suite overlooks Central Park, the Hudson River and the George Washington Bridge. See floor plan and full details here.
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