Jennifer Kalish, the sales director for One West End Avenue, said her 42-story building, which abuts Waterline Square, is part of an area called Riverside Center and part of the boulevard community. It includes a large Morton Williams supermarket, soon to open, that many boulevard residents are anticipating. Like other new buildings, it is a condo that also has middle-income housing units, which gave the building a 20-year tax abatement.
What You’ll Pay
Of the 100 homes with Riverside Boulevard addresses listed for sale on The New York Times real estate site in early February, the least expensive was a studio with “panoramic river and sunset views” at 120 Riverside Boulevard, offered at $690,000. The most expensive was a six-bedroom, eight-bathroom condo listed for $13.95 million.
The average closing price for the 12-month period ending Jan. 10, 2019, according to data provided by Warburg Realty, was $2,155,297; the active-listings average, including apartments in the more expensive Waterline Square, was $3,339,619.
“This is a neighborhood in transition,” Ms. Gruenberger said, adding that, as elsewhere in the city, “there is a lot of price revision” downward.
Of 97 rentals on The New York Times site in early February, the lowest priced was $2,565 a month for a studio at 180 Riverside Boulevard, one of three all-rental buildings. The highest, at $55,000, was a five-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom corner unit with a terrace at 50 Riverside Boulevard, a condo building.
Pier I Cafe, at the foot of a recreational pier that juts nearly 800 feet into the Hudson River at West 70th Street, is “a frequent gathering spot for people in the neighborhood,” said Dan Garodnick, president and chief executive of the Riverside Park Conservatory, which helps to take care of the park. He described it as “a New Yorker’s park,” partly because it is too out of the way for tourists and also because “people who live in the area are wildly committed to its upkeep.”
The conservancy offers 250 free programs a year, from May to October, as well as public art projects like Sarah E. Brook’s “Viewfinding,” at West 67th Street through Aug. 22, 2019. New sections of the park, which will extend it on the street level, are in the works, Mr. Garodnick said.