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244 Riverside Drive

Southwest corner at 97th Street

244 Riverside Drive

244 Riverside Drive

By Carter B. Horsley

This pleasant, 6-story, yellow-brick and terra cotta, cooperative apartment building was erected in 1907 and has 62 units.

It was developed and designed in a Renaissance Revival style by Robert T. Lyons.

The building, which has fine views of Riverside Park and the Hudson River, has a six-step-up entrance, a part-time doorman, some attractive decorative fašade detailing and fire escapes. 

It has a one-story, rusticated limestone base with a centered entrance court, quoins, sidewalk landscaping, protruding air-conditioners and consistent fenestration, but no garage, no roof deck, and no health club. 

Although its cornice has been removed, the parapet has plaques with lions' heads and swags.

The entrance court has fire escapes as does the 97th Street frontage.


An express subway station is nearby at 96th Street and Broadway and there is good bus service on Riverside Drive and Broadway and cross-town bus service on 96th Street.

There are many stores and restaurants nearby along Broadway.

It is within the Riverside Drive - West End Historic District Extension II.


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