Riverside Drive Market Report | Upper West Side

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Along Riverside Drive on the Upper West Side, there are some grand scale apartment buildings with magnificent river views to match the street's name.

Riverside Drive in the West 70s, 80s and 90's have their share of “Classic Six” prewar apartments and “Classic Seven,” apartments two and three bedroom apartments with formal dining rooms and maid's rooms.


Riverside Drive is one of Manhattan's most desirable neighborhoods. Many of the pre-war apartments have direct Hudson River and Riverside Park views.

Riverside Park is widely regarded as Manhattan's most spectacular waterfront park. As one of only 10 officially designated scenic landmarks in the City of New York, it has a long and storied history.


Riverside Drive, Riverside Park, Hudson River


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In 1865 a scenic drive and park was built on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

The development of the park encouraged the construction of mansions along the drive.

Today Riverside Drive is made up of handsome grand prewar buildings, mansions and townhouses.

Current available apartments for sale on Riverside Drive range from small studios in the mid $200,000's to a 4 bedroom 3 bath pre-war coop for $3,450,000 to an Eight bedroom 4742 square foot post war condo asking $10 million.

Current available townhouses for sale on Riverside Drive are a Single family 7500 gross square foot  26' 3" x 54'6 six story home asking $12, 500 to Multi-Family 9400 square foot 32' x55' 5story building with elevator asking $17,000,000.

Closed Sale data: Approximately 63 apartments sold in the past 180 days (six months) on Riverside Drive. Sales ranged from a 400 square foot studio coop for $269,000 to a pre-war nine room, three bedroom 3.5 bath penthouse coop at 90 Riverside Drive for $5,900,000.

Contact me at 917-312-0924 if you're interested in purchasing an apartment or townhouse on Riverside Drive or if you are thinking about selling your home on Riverside Drive.



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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely area, and I remember visiting a friend's parent in one of these prewar building.  His apartment was so beautiful overlooking the river.  We had a lovely dinner complete with servants and bells.  LOL A

Jan 08, 2012 05:31 AM #1
Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc.
pha logistix inc - San Francisco, CA

Mitchell, that is a great historical picture of the Upper Westside before the park was built!  I'm lucky to say that I've had the opportunity to be in some of those homes - absolutely gorgeous.  Happy 2012.

Jan 08, 2012 05:35 AM #2
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Riverside Drive is such a beautiful area Mitchell with gorgeous buildings and architecture.

Jan 08, 2012 10:25 AM #3
Mitchell J Hall
The Corcoran Group - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Hi Alexandra Some of the most beautiful apartments are on Riverside Drive. It's special to me because my first real estate deal was at 210 Riverside Drive a fabulous pre-war coop opposite Joan of Arc Island. I hope you and Ron had a nice New Year.

Hi Peggy, Happy 2012 to you! You are lucky to have been in some of the gorgeous homes on Riverside Drive,

Hi Roger, Happy New Year. You're right beautiful architecture. I've been taking early morning walks along the Drive and it's been beautiful this year because the weather has been so warm for January.

Here are a few pictures I took yesterday that didn't make the blog:

Joan of Arc Island on Riverside Drive

Joan of Arc Island at Riverside Drive at 93rd Street

Playground at Riverside Park

Playground at Rivrside Park

Dog Run at Riverside Park

Dog Run

Hudson River from Riverside Drive

Hudson River from Riverside Drive

Jan 08, 2012 11:01 AM #4
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Mitchell, that is an absolutely gorgeous area lined with magnificent homes.  On my next trip to Manhattan, I will be sure to visit "Riverside Drive".

Jan 13, 2012 08:54 AM #5
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