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100 Riverside Boulevard, New York City


The Avery in Lincoln Square, New York City
Building Information
Developer Extell Development
Architect Costas Kondylis
Management Company Penmark Realty Corporation
Number of Units 274
Number of Floors 32
Year Built 2006
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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100 Riverside Boulevard, New York City
Distance to Public Transit Nearly 20 nearby routes
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning R10
Title of Land Condominium



When John D. Rockefeller III’s Lincoln Square initiative transformed the area into a reputable neighborhood and a hive of cultural activity, it was only a matter of time before developers would push the boundaries of this thriving area. This was manifested in Extell Development’s Riverside South community in the 2000s, when Extell partnered with the Carlyle Group to buy out Donald Trump and build a collection of six condominium residences along the Hudson River in Lincoln Square. The Avery was the first of these buildings to be constructed, and its success ensured the development of the remaining projects. Featuring lavish apartments and luxurious amenities that favor social experiences, the Avery has proven itself to be highly popular among buyers.


Located off of West 65th Street in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the Avery enjoys the best of both worlds, in that the building overlooks the Hudson River, while remaining a mere two blocks away from the cultural hub of Lincoln Center. Specifically, the Avery is found in the neighborhood of Lincoln Square, an area of the Upper West Side that had fallen into disrepair and ruin by the mid-1950s. An initiative, spearheaded by John D. Rockefeller III and called the Lincoln Square Renewal Project, was undertaken to revitalize the neighborhood, and the result was the transformation of Lincoln Square into the cultural center of New York City.

This was mostly achieved through the construction of Lincoln Center, a collection of artistic venues, performances spaces, and educational facilities. Today, Lincoln Center is home to 29 different performance spaces, and houses the New York City Ballet, the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, a group that sponsors the New York Film Festival. Additionally, Lincoln Center houses the Juilliard School, the School of American Ballet, a campus of Fordham University, and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Finally, the broader neighborhood of Lincoln Square is home to ABC’s East studios, Dante Park, Merkin Concert Hall, the New York Institute of Technology, the Beacon School, and LaGuardia High School of Music, Art, and the Performing Arts, made famous by the movie and television series Fame.[1]

With a walk score of 91 out of 100 and a transit score of 93 out of 100, residents of the Avery do not require a car to complete their daily errands, as they are within walking distance to an abundance of food, shopping, home services, and transit options. With a bike score of 70 out of 100, cyclists will find a moderate amount of bike lanes and extremely flat grades.[2]


In the early 2000s, Extell Development and the Carlyle Group partnered to buy 20 acres of land between 59th and 65th Street from Donald Trump for development along Riverside Boulevard. The Avery was one of the buildings to result from this development out of a planned six, with construction beginning in 2005 and finishing in 2006. Designed in the postmodern style of architecture by Costas Kondylis and Schuman, Lichtenstein, Claman & Efron, the project’s marketing campaign was highlighted by an elaborate tent party between West 64th and 65th Streets in 2006.[3]

Layout and Features

Standing 32 stories, the Avery is a high rise condominium tower that was constructed using concrete and a curtain wall facade. The building is distinguished by its symmetrical design that rises up in a series of setbacks. The building’s facade is punctuated with numerous over sized windows, and the top of the building features distinctive vertical piers. Inside, residents are greeted by a two story lobby.[4]

Altogether, the Avery houses 274 apartments that range in size from studios of 600 square feet, to three bedroom units that cover 1,700 square feet. Apartments contain hard wood flooring, floor to ceiling windows, high ceilings, individual heating and cooling systems, and walk in closets, with balconies and/or terraces in select units. The kitchens have granite and limestone counter tops, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, gloss lacquer cabinetry, and under the cabinet lighting. The bathrooms feature glass showers, limestone and granite finishes, and soaking tubs.[5]

Floor Plans

With over 170 floor plans available, a selection is presented.


Residents of the Avery enjoy a long list of luxury amenities, including:

  • 24 hour concierge provided by Abigail Michaels
  • 24 hour doorman
  • Attended lobby
  • Live in superintendent
  • 24 hour library
  • Gaming room
  • Performance theater
  • Screening room
  • Children’s playroom
  • Fitness center
  • Yoga studio
  • Resident lounge
  • Business room
  • Parking garage
  • Valet parking
  • Roof deck
  • Landscaped courtyard garden
  • Exclusive access to performances at Lincoln Center
  • Storage facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry services[6]


Avery Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No

  • This building allows rentals, sublets, and pied-a-terre.
  • This building is pet friendly.
  • There are no age restrictions in this building.[7]


To date, this building has not received any LEED certifications, and therefore it is not designated as a green building.

Residents who wish to help improve the building’s overall sustainability can do so by participating in New York City’s recycling programs, and by installing more energy efficient materials when renovating and/or updating their apartments.

Residents can also reduce their carbon footprint by limiting the use of a car in favor of walking and taking public transit.[8]


  • The launch party for the building’s marketing campaign was marked by a performance by the singer Seal.[9]
  • The Avery caused a splash in New York’s real estate community when it offered experience based amenities. Residents of the Avery enjoy custom performances from Lincoln Center artists, as well as the Juilliard School students, in the building’s theater.[10]
  • Past owners in this building include the husband and wife team of Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, best known for their work as correspondents on The Daily Show.[11]


  1. Wikipedia - Lincoln Center
  2. Walk Score
  3. Emporis
  4. City Realty - Review
  5. New Construction Manhattan
  6. Street Easy
  7. Manhattan Scout
  8. Manhattan Scout
  9. City Realty
  10. NY Sun
  11. Curbed NY

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