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The Riviera, 790 Riverside Drive

Between West 156th Street & West 157th Street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1930
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Washington Heights
  • Total Apartments 199
    Total Floors 13
    Doorman FT Doorman
$754
Avg. Price / ft2
$704
Avg. Price / ft2

Rating

23
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 23 / 44

+
34
Out of 36

Location Rating: 34 / 36

+
8
Out of 39

Features Rating: 8 / 39

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9
=
74

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
  • #4 Rated co-op - Upper Manhattan
  • #2 Rated co-op - Washington Heights
 

Description

This impressive, 13-story building at 790 Riverside Drive at 157th Street in Washington Heights was erected in 1910 by the Rivera Realty Corporation of which Max Ash was the president and is known as The Riviera.

It has 199 cooperative apartments and was designed by Rouse & Gladstone in the Beaux-Arts style. It stands in the heart of the landmarked Audubon Park Historic District. This premier building, which is also known as 629-641 West 156th Street and 618-630 West 157th Street, overlooks the Hudson River. Residents of this doorman building enjoy storage, bike room, resident superintendent, and central laundry. Pets are welcome.

Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy easy access to the Hudson River Greenway, a beautiful dedicated bike path along the river, plus Fort Washington Park, which has recently been refurbished with volleyball courts, soccer fields, tennis courts, handball, playgrounds, and more.

Live in a vibrant neighborhood close to New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, CCNY, Riverside Park, Riverbank State Park, and neighborhood cafes and restaurants. It is one block away from the 1 subway station, which gets one to midtown in 20 minutes. Drivers have easy access to the Henry Hudson, the George Washington Bridge, and all major metropolitan roadways.

It residents have included Bennett Cerf, the publisher, and Stokely Carmichael, the civil rights leader.

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Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Laundry Room
  • Bike Room
  • Landmarked
  • Live-In Superintendent
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Apartments for Sale at 790 Riverside Drive (8)

8
Available Apts
$495K - $1.4M
Price Range
$754
Avg. Price / ft2
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"This impressive, 13-story building at 790 Riverside Drive at 157th Street in Washington Heights was erected in 1910 by the Rivera Realty Corporation of which Max Ash was the president and is known as The Riviera.
It has 199 cooperative apartments and was designed by Rouse & Gladstone in the Beaux-Arts style. It stands in the heart of the landmarked Audubon Park Historic District. This premier building, which is also known as 629-641 West 156th Street and 618-630 West 157th Street, overlooks the Hudson River. Residents of this doorman building enjoy storage, bike room, resident superintendent, and central laundry. Pets are welcome." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Very attractive pre-war building
  • Unusual layouts
  • Full-time doorman
  • Tallest building in Audubon Terrace Historic District
  • Good bus service
  • Near subway station
  • Bicycle room
  • Live-in superintendent
  • Pets allowed
  • Great views of Hudson River
Cons
  • No garage
  • No health club
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • Far North
  • Many apartments
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Subways

  1. 1
at Broadway 0.12 miles
  1. C
at Saint Nicholas Ave and 162nd 0.39 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$845,000
Avg. Price
Based on 1 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

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10
Units Sold
$575.3K - $1.6M
Price Range
$675
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 164 Available for Sale
  • $732 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $699,069 Avg. Price
  • $550,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 706 West 180th Street Apt TOWNHOUSE | $5,000,000
  2. Least Expensive 512 West 156th Street Apt 43 | $175,000
Data is based on sales from past 12 months and only transactions for which we have approximate square footage information available are included above
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  • 177 Total Sales
  • $746 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $619,989 Avg. Price
  • $583,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Ammann Apt PH8A | $1,395,003
    Price / ft2 $1,217
  2. Least Expensive 834 Riverside Drive Apt 1D | $135,000

Alternate Address

  • 790 Rsd

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