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Riverside Towers, 263 West End Avenue

Co-op located in Upper West Side, between West 72nd Street & West 73rd Street

Description of Riverside Towers at 263 West End Avenue

263 West End Avenue was built in 1929 and has a total of 125 apartments. Located in the Upper West Side, Riverside Towers is very close to the 1, 2 and 3 subway lines.

During the past two years, 10 apartments have sold: the most expensive was a two bedroom that sold for $1,575,000, and the least expensive was a one bedroom that sold for $615,000.

Amenities at this pre war building include doorman, rooftop terrace, resident storage and washer/dryer in building.

Similar nearby buildings include 305 West 72nd Street, 269 West 72nd Street and 290 West End Avenue.

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Building Facts

  • Year Built: 1929
    Building Type: Co-op
    Neighborhood: Riverside Dr./West End Ave. (Manhattan)
    Minimum Down Payment: 40%
  • Total Apartments: 125
    Total Floors: 22
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Pets: Not allowed

Apartment Pricing Stats

Avg. Price / ft2

Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator

Apartments for Sale at 263 West End Avenue

There are no apartments for sale available currently.
There may be apartments that are available off-market.

Riverside Towers: Rating

23
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 23 / 44

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26
Out of 36

Location Rating: 26 / 36

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12
Out of 39

Features Rating: 12 / 39

=
61

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
 

Carter Horsley's Review of Riverside Towers

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"One of the most distinguished apartment houses on West End Avenue, this 22-story building was erected in 1929. All the ingredients that define the classic, pre-war, New York, luxury apartment house are in place here: very handsome limestone base, multiple setbacks and terraces, courses, cornices, distinctive trim and detail, solid construction, large apartments, good layouts, fine views from its upper floors, and an impressive lobby and entrance. The 125-unit building was converted to a cooperative in 1947. Taller than most of its contemporary buildings along West End Avenue (and Park Avenue), this building is an impressive composition that is both contextual and interesting and visually rewarding. Its base, for example, is strongly articulated by its alternating limestone and masonry as a colonnade caped by a full-story limestone band that makes this quite massive structure appear light on its dancing feet. Just down the block from the southern entrance to Riverside Park and only a block away from an express subway station, this building has a superb Upper West Side location. It is a few blocks north of the Lincoln Center District and just to the east of the north end of the huge new luxury apartment complex rising at Riverside South facing the Hudson River." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Very distinguished architecture
  • Fine views from upper floors
  • Just down the block from southern entrance to Riverside Park
  • One block away from express subway station
  • Not far from Lincoln Center
  • Elegant pre-war construction
  • Several terraces
  • Doorman
  • Roof deck
Cons
  • No health club
  • No balconies
  • Major luxury apartment construction nearby at Riverside South

Broker & Buyer Comments

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Subways

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
at Broadway 0.18 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,064,000
Avg. Price
Based on 5 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$615K - $1.6M
Price Range
$1,382
Avg. Price / ft2

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