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299 Riverside Drive
      Southeast corner at 102nd Street

299 Riverside Drive

299 Riverside Drive

By Carter B. Horsley 

This handsome, 12-story, pre-war, cooperative apartment building has 57 units.

The brown-brick building has a 6-step-up, sidestreet entrance that leads to a four-step-up vestibule and a nice marble-clad lobby, a low but large wrought-iron railing, a part-time doorman, and a three-story, rusticated limestone base.  It has a nice marble lobby, a large copper cornice, no sidewalk landscaping, entrance lanterns, arched windows on the second and top floor.

                                                                                                        Entrance

 The building, which has a part-time doorman and fine views of the Hudson River and Riverside Park, has no sidewalk landscaping, no health club, no roof deck and no garage.

One of the city's best private schools, Trinity School, is a few blocks to the east on 91st Street and there are many restaurants and stores nearby on Broadway.  This lively neighborhood is one of the city's finest architecturally.  There is good bus service on Riverside Drive and Broadway and the nearest cross-town bus service is at 96th Street.

Carter B. Horsley

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