222 Riverside Drive

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222 Riverside Drive, New York City, NY

222 Riverside Drive
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Exterior view of 222 Riverside Drive
Building Information
Developer Royco Property Corporation
Architect Fox & Fowle
Number of Units 104
Number of Floors 21
Year Built 1989
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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222 Riverside Drive, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Over 10 options nearby
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning R-8
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

222 Riverside Drive offers residents exactly what its name entails - riverside living in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This red brick condominium tower was designed by Fox & Fowle, a prolific New York-based architectural firm that has also designed prominent landmarks including the Condé Nast Building at 4 Times Square, The New York Times Building, The Times Square Subway station, and the Lincoln Center North Plaza Landscape, to name a few.[1] The building was erected in 1989 yet bears the architectural grandeur of prewar buildings that surround this upscale neighborhood.

This 21-story building features large bay windows from which residents can take in amazing views of the Hudson River.


Location

Nestled along the waterfront at Riverside Drive and 94th Street in Manhattan, 222 Riverside Drive is just steps away from the Riverside Park Promenade and the Hudson River Greenway that provides bike paths, tennis courts, a basketball court, public marinas, and ample green space. Joan of Arc park is also closeby. The Upper West Side is known for its elegant brownstone townhouses, tree-lined streets, and distinguished cathedrals.

Broadway Avenue is the main boulevard and commercial strip running through the Upper West Side where residents can go for all their daily errands. Amsterdam Avenue, which parallels Broadway, also has numerous coffee shops, bookstores, boutiques, and high-end restaurants.

This condominium building is in close proximity to schools, parks, restaurants, shops, and grocery stores such as Westside Market.[2]

Construction

This angle shows off the bay windows and the three setback terraces

This elegant condominium with a red brick facade sits atop three layers of Indiana limestone as its base. It has a canopy entrance and terraces at the top.

Bay windows protrude in a central column down the building, which have been strategically positioned so as to provide residents with unblocked views of the Hudson River.[3]

The building's exterior harmonizes well with the prewar style splendor of many Upper West Side residences.

Layout and Features

This high-rise condominium tower offers 104 units from studios to five bedrooms. Some units have fireplaces and balconies. One of the penthouse suites has multiple levels, a large entry foyer, wrap-around terrace, and three-bedrooms.[3]

The interiors have hardwood floors, high ceilings, and large closets. The kitchens come with wood cabinetry and granite counter tops while the master bath is fitted with marble.[4]

Floor Plans

There are over 30 floor plans available for 222 Riverside Drive. Below is a small selection:

Amenities

222 Riverside Drive offers the following amenities:

  • full-time doorman
  • concierge
  • gym
  • landscaped roof garden
  • storage
  • playroom
  • health club
  • parking garage
  • washer/dryer in building
  • bicycle storage

Bylaws

222 Riverside Drive Bylaws
Age No



There is no age restriction for those who wish to live at 222 Riverside Drive.

Sustainability

While 222 Riverside Drive does not offer much in the way of sustainability, it does have a landscaped roof garden for residents with a green thumb, as well as a bicycle storage facility.

Its proximity to the Hudson River waterfront, green space, and commercial streets like Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue gives residents the opportunity to exercise and reduce their carbon footprint for day-to-day errands and activities.

Trivia

Joan of Arc statue is found in the park bearing her name
  • 222 Riverside Drive was one of the first buildings to go up in decades along Riverside Drive.[5]
  • In Joan of Arc Park stands a life-sized bronze equestrian statue of Joan of Arc, the famous French heroine and martyr who rallied the French to victory against the English in the fifteenth century and was later burnt at the stake for charges of witchcraft and heresy. The sculpture was commissioned by the New York Monument Committee and was awarded to Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington for the design. Architect John van Pelt built the pedestal and even used some limestone blocks from the tower in Rouen where Joan of Arc was imprisoned for the base. The sculpture was dedicated in 1915.[6]

References

  1. Fox & Fowle Projects
  2. Walk Score
  3. 3.0 3.1 City Realty
  4. City Realty
  5. Douglas Elliman
  6. NYC Parks


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