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Would you rather live on riverside drive or riverside boulevard, if you had to choose? Building, niceness, and convenience-wise? Which building would you want to live in on riverside drive or riverside boulevard?
Riverside Drive, and it isn't close. My favorite buildings include 50, 90, 110/118 and 173/175. I grew up at 175.
The Trumpville buildings have some nice amenities, and you might prefer them if you like new construction. Otherwise, Riverside Drive is the clear choice for convenience, charm, neighborhood ambience, park access and a good selection of pre-war architecture.
Too many crazy libertarians on Riverside Drive.
Is this a real question?
Is Riverside Blvd even a real city street? Last I heard, stretches of it (or maybe the entire thing) were private (thus the lack of traffic lights).
Proximity to subway, shops, pedestrian traffic, the "real" UWS, parks (not some highway underpass), Drive wins hands down.
Okay, okay - let me think, if I had to live on Riverside Blvd - 240, 220, 200 (in that order).
On Riverside drive, if schools didn't matter, then I have a lot of favorite buildings (for different reasons).
North to south - Grinell, Strathmore, 300, Peter Stuyvesant, any of those mansion-y townhouses in the 100s, 190, 180, 160, 140, 173-175 (corner apt or end apt, pls), 160, Normandy, the one across from the Normandy, 137, 110, 90, 67, 50, 33, 5. And I will even admit to a fondness for 60, 22 and Schwab House.
Hmm, I also like 380 (or do I mean 370?), the round building in the 100s (420? 440?).
For me, I'd probably choose riverside drive because if the convenience, charm, and schools, but I'd rather live in the buildings on riverside boulevard, and have RSB's views.
Riverside Drive has the charm on the outside, the buildings and the park have a more natural and old world charm, but then the Park on Riverside Blvd may be the best laid out new Park to come along(plantings, path design and view are awesome). The old buildings on the Drive also come with out of date boilers, less amenities and often poorer views.
And the wind on Riverside Blvd is out of the world.
The Drive. Hands down.
This is a funny thread. You can't even compare the two to be totally honest. The Blvd is like a small city unto itself in middle America. If you don't WANT to be there, almost nothing will make you GO there. If you WANT to be there, almost nothing will make you leave! The Drive is what most people think of in terms of UWS and proximity to the river. The boulevard is lacking in terms of infrastructure overall, but the pier I cafe has a mean burger and can be pretty happening during the summer.
If you want pre-war charm and a real feeling of a tried and true neighborhood, the Drive hands down. If you are okay with being a part of a neighborhood on the come up, prefer new development and more amenities within your building, a possible direct river view (above 10th floor in any "trumpville" building facing west), doing fresh direct or walking a bit further for the Fairway/Trader Joe's trip, then the "Boulie" may just be your hood. To each his/her own.
I do not live there myself, but reading the comments, I think Riverside Drive seems to be the more popular choice. Actually, you should really ask yourself what your needs are, and what are your own preferences. You should not ask for the tastes of other online users.
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Riverside Blvd and Riverside Drive are now connected. And we're probably only a few years of seeing the south end opened up as well. Riverside Park South is no Island.
Good point, Riversider. The turn at 72nd Street can be a bit scary for families on foot or bike: you're walking along a quiet stretch of sidewalk, then suddenly you find yourself crossing a highway entrance. But it does tie RSD and RSB together in a way that didn't exist before.
What about 100 RSD? Seems like a good building in a grat location.
I don't trust anything built on landfill. One good tremor and the whole thing comes tumbling down. RSD is the winner, no doubt. It mostly lies at a higher elevation as well which is a plus for the next hurricane.
We just finished a project at 60 Riverside Blvd and we just started one in 80 Riverside Blvd and I have to say I love both buildings. The only negative that I see is the extreme wind. Both buildings seem to be run very well and have great amenities
"the only negative that I see is the extreme wind". I live on the RSD and can't recall ever seeing the wind. On the BLVD I have seen an elevated highway. Not exactly a pretty feature, but park is nice.
Yep, the wind off the Hudson can be a byotch.
I second 100 RSD and am surprised that only one person mentioned it. Fabulous location, art deco, so more window views. And I like it a whole lot better than 5 RSD, with the taxis.
As a rental, 200 RSD is a sleeper, a bit run down in terms of the lobby, but some really large apts with half decent views, and not exorbitant rents, last I looked.
And I absolutely hate, despise RSB, not the buildings, that area has surreal feel to it. ugly as hell. I wouldn't live there for free. and yes, there are plans to build several more buildings southward. per electrical engineer friend involved.