The NYC Triathlon is set for Sunday July 1st. It starts at 5:30am so you will need to get up early if you want to see people swim, yes swim in the Hudson River on Manhattan’s Upper west side. Forget about parking in the lot at West 96th street near the Riverside Clay Tennis courts because there are dozens of port-a-potties parked there for the entrants. The race starts with a swim in the Hudson River down to West 72nd street then a bike ride up through the Bronx and back into Manhattan. The running portion will be a counter clockwise loop in Central Park.
If you are living or thinking of living on Manhattan’s Upper West side, and can find an apartment close to Riverside Park, you will always be able to do find something to do even if it’s just a stroll on a hot summer day.
There’s a Cherry Walk from 100th to 125th street on the water as well as the red clay tennis courts at West 96th street in case you want to channel the spirit of The French Open. There’s soccer fields, long winding paths, the Boat Basin Cafe and this just takes you into the West 70’s. Here are some photos to get you motivated to take a walk on the Hudson River and maybe catch a sunset, take a free yoga class or watch an outdoor movie. Click on the below for a list of events. Calendar of events in Riverside Park
One of the best places to live is in one of the many full service buildings on Riverside boulevard. There are a range of apartments from studios to family size apartments. Many of the buildings have roof decks, and swimming pools among the amenities. One of the best buildings is the newest addition- One Riverside Park where a 3 bed/3.5 of around 2000 sqft (185m2) can be had for under $5 million or rented for under $10k per month. Around the corner at 1 West end avenue, you can find interesting offerings at around $2000 per sqft and this building comes with a 20 year tax abatement.
Beyond the glitzy new condos in this section of Lincoln Square, you can find the more affordable Lincoln Towers, a postwar co-op on West end avenue. A 3 bedroom is for sale for $2.295 million with a monthly maintenance under $2500 per month. Prices are around $1500 per sqft in this pet friendly development which has several buildings and while not as fancy as it’s neighbors to the west, it is more centrally located, a full two avenues closer to Broadway including Zabar’s and the express subway stop.
Whether you decide to purchase, rent near Riverside Park or just pass through, there’s always plenty to do…
Stellar Management has closed on 752 west end avenue aka The Paris New York for $146 million. The Art Deco residential building built in the 1930s was a few years ago marketed as condos then the sponsor sold it to another party who has now conveyed it to Stellar. The building remains a rental building with about 200,000 sqft spread over 24 stories. Currently, there are 10 apartments for rent ranging from $3145 for a 480 sqft 1 bedroom/1 bath to $15,495 for a 3 bedroom/3.5 bath 2192 sqft 10th floor apartment.
The Paris New York was originally the Paris Hotel and is located on the corner of 97th street and WEA, close to Riverside Park.
On Thursday morning, a ceremony organized by the local community celebrated the centennial of the Jean of Arc Statue. The monument itself was a tribute to the friendship of France and the US. Honoring the bond between these two countries is even more significant given the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
The statue is in Riverside Park at Riverside drive and west 93rd street on Manhattan’s upper west side. The local community is raising funds to restore the statue to its original glory and towards that end has already raised $5,000 from neighbors.