RIVIERA APARTMENTS, 790 Riverside Drive, 2I - Washington Heights, New York
Sponsor Sale-No Board Approval. Massive 1BRSplendid Sponsor (No Board Approval required for purchase) gut renovated 1 bedroom with a den in the Famed Riviera building in the Audubon Historic District. The apartment boasts high ceilings, big windows as well as a huge newly custom renovated kitchen complete with shaker cabinets,granite counter tops,stainless steel appliances and custom flooring. The apartment also features an over sized bedroom, ample closet space and new bathroom down to the soaking tub. A unique and spacious apartment in one of the most sought after buildings in Upper Manhattan.The Riviera, a thirteen-story cooperative located at 790 Riverside Drive on the corner of 157th Street, has long been a coveted address in the Washington Heights area. This extraordinary masonry building was built in 1910 by the architectural team of Rouse and Goldstone in the Beaux-Arts style. The Riviera stands on a lot that was once part of a farm belonging to the painter and naturalist, John James Audubon. It is just a few steps away from Audubon Terrace, a complex of buildings that was Americas first planned cultural center, designed by Archer Milton Huntington in 1904. Audubon Terrace today houses The Hispanic Society of America, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Boricua College. At 101 years old, the Riviera has its original, ornamental and architectural details intact. After walking through the black wrought iron and glass doors, one enters the grand marble lobby lined with stained glass windows. Above is a beautiful hand-painted coffered ceiling. In the center of the building are gilt-iron and marble double staircases.Manhattans Washington Heights is a lively neighborhood in upper Manhattan located between 155th Street to the South, Dyckman Street to the North, and the East River and Hudson River to the east and west, respectively. The neighborhood is largely made of pre-war buildings with classic architecture, plus Washington Heights has an abundance of green spaces: there are 7 different parks and many recreational areas. Its hilly terrain creates great views of the Hudson River and the Palisades Cliffs in New Jersey as well. It also has many remarkable cultural centers. The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to Medieval art, is a world-class museum, and The Historic Society of America is another great museum located nearby. The 5 different subway lines that run through the neighborhood connect the neighborhood exceptionally well to the rest of Manhattan.
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