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37 Riverside Drive

Southeast corner at 76th Street

 37 Riverside Drive

37 Riverside Drive

By Carter B. Horsley


This attractive, red-brick apartment house was built in 1925 and converted to a cooperative in 1974.  The 16-story building has only 33 apartments.

No. 37 Riverside Drive, along with its stylistic cousin 90 Riverside Drive, is a fine example of the neo-Georgian style that Schwartz and Gross used in the 1920’s.

The building, which has fine views of Riverside Park and the Hudson River, has a two-story limestone base, a sidestreet, canopied entrance with lanterns, a doorman, two belt courses and a nice cornice.  It permits protruding air-conditioners and has inconsistent fenestration, no balconies, no garage, no health club, no sidewalk landscaping and a small lobby.

Entrance

Sidestreet entrance

It is adjacent to a very intriguing townhouse at 35 Riverside Drive that has fabulous gargoyles and statues of lions.  This is a very attractive neighborhood that is not far from the express subway station at 72nd Street and Broadway and the Lincoln Center district to the south.

            
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