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210 Riverside Drive: Review and Ratings

between West 93rd Street & West 94th Street View Full Building Profile

Carter Horsley
Review of 210 Riverside Drive by Carter Horsley

This robust 12-story building at 210 Riverside Drive on the northeast corner at 93rd Street was erected in 1910 and converted to a cooperative in 1987.

It has 88 apartments.

It was designed by Schwartz & Gross, one of the most prolific architectural firms of pre-war apartment buildings in the city.

It was originally known as the Stratford Avon.

Bottom Line

This is a very robust and handsome pre-war building by Schwartz & Gross that is across from the Joan of Arc Park.



The building has a three-story limestone base with a large bandcourse over the second floor above garlands and a stringcourse above the third floor above large decorative elements between the windows.

The beige-brick building has rusticated limestone quoins, very elaborate cartouches and decorative elements bracketing the 10th floor with rusticated piers on the 11th and 12th floors and ornate spandrels at the roofline.

It originally had a large projected sheet metal cornice that was removed in the last half of the 20th Century.

The building lies within the Riverside West End Historic District.

The building also has a fine wrought-iron vestibule and a limestone and granite base.

It has some protruding air-conditioners.

It has sidewalk landscaping and a four-step entrance flanked by sconces.



It has a doorman, an elevator operator, a live-in superintendent, a laundry, and a bicycle room, but no health club and no garage.  It is pet-friendly.



Apartment 7A is a three-bedroom unit with a 10-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 11-foot-square dining room near an 11-foot-long. Enclosed, windowed kitchen and opens onto an 18-foot-long living room with a fireplace.

Apartment 6G is a three-bedroom unit with a small entry foyer that leads to a 13-foot-long dining room next to a 13-foot-long, angled, kitchen and an 18-foot-long living room.

Apartment 6B is a two-bedroom unit with an entry foyer that leads to a 20-foot-long living room with a fireplace and to a 16-foot-long kitchen with a breakfast area.  The apartment also has a 12-foot-wide home office.

Apartment 2G1D is a three-bedroom duplex with a small entry foyer that leads to a 13-foot-long kitchen and a 16-foot-long dining room and a 18-foot-long living room and a 16-foot-long, angled, master den with a staircase down to the 21-foot-long, angled master suite.

Apartment 9E is a two-bedroom unit with an 11-foot-long, angled entry foyer that leads to a 21-foot-long living room next to an 11-foot-long enclosed and windowed kitchen.

Apartment 12G is a studio unit with a 17-foot-long angled living area and a 14-foot-long, windowed kitchen.



According to Peter Salwen, the author of "Upper West Side Story," Marcus Loew, the movie producer, once lived in this building.



The building is not far from the southern entrance to the 96th Street express subway station.



Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 24 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 34 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 15 / 39


CityRealty Rating Reference

  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #34 Rated co-op - Upper West Side
  • #9 Rated co-op - Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
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