corner at 98th Street
258 Riverside Drive
By Carter B.
The Peter Stuyvesant apartment
building at 258 Riverside Drive on the southeast corner at
is one of the best buildings on Riverside Drive, and in the city,
because of its fabulous arched windows on the top floor that are
outlined in deep, vibrant blue glazed terracotta.
Erected in 1912 and converted to a cooperative in 1988, this 13-story
building has 51 apartments.
It was designed by William Rouse.
One of the most handsome
pre-war apartment buildings on Riverside Drive, it has a magnificent
entrance and very spectacular and decorative top.
building has a four-story, rusticated limestone base and one of the
most handsome cast-iron entries in the city.and some sidewalk
landscaping. The entrance is two-steps-up and is flanked by
globular scones and a very handsome entrance surround and arched
Window surrounds on the second
and third floors have quoins.
The fašade along Riverside
Drive has a slight curve and the building, which has consistent
fenestration, permits protruding air-conditioners.
The building has a handsome
low-fence with bollards.
A vestibule leads into the
lobby, which is quite deep.
The third and top floor
windows are arched and the building has fine views of the Hudson River
and Riverside Park.
Good public transportation is nearby at 96th Street and Broadway.
Early brochure showed
The building is missing its
original large and ornate balconies on the 6th, 8th and
The building has a doorman, a
roof deck, a laundry and a bicycle room, but no roof deck and no
garage. It is pet-friendly.
Apartment 12A is a two-bedroom
unit with an 11-foot-long entrance gallery that opens onto a
30-foot-long living room/library with a fireplace and down a
38-foot-long hall to a 16-foot-wide windowed dining room nest to an
18-foot-long, enclosed kitchen and a 13-foot-long maid’s room.
Apartment 5D is a two-bedroom
unit with a 14-foot-long entry foyer that opens onto a 25-foot-long
living room/library with a fireplace and a 23-foot-long dining with a
curved end with three windows next to an enclosed, windowed,
Apartment 1A is a two-bedroom
unit with an 11-foot-long entry foyer that opens onto a 30-foot-long
living room/library with a decorative fireplace and down a long hall to
a 16-foot-long dining room with a bay window next to a
17-foot-long, enclosed, eat-in, windowed kitchen and a 12-foot-long,
Apartment 11B is a
three-bedroom unit with a 21-foot-long living room that leads down a
hall to a 28-foot-long dining room and a 15-foot-wide kitchen.
Apartment 12B is a two-bedroom
unit with an 11-foot-wide entrance gallery that leads in one direction
to a 25-foot-long living room and in the other to a 16-foot-long dining
room, 9-foot-long maid’s room and a 15-foot-wide kitchen.