What a fabulous location for this great building in Upper Manhattan, with a bus stop right in front of the building, the 1 train just moments away, and so close to all that the eclectic neighborhood of Washington Heights has to offer! With frontages on both West 157th Street and Broadway, this building has great corner visibility in a quiet historic district with distict characteristics all its own.
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Total Population (‘09) 173,297 1,188,901 2,353,431
% Change (‘99 to ‘09) 12.71% 17.61% 12.43%
# Households (‘09) 59,999 427,506 920,906
% Change (‘99 to ’09) 10.22% 18.64% 11.02%
600 West 157th Street has great access to major roadways and public transportation, with a bus stop right in front of the building and the 1 train can be accessed just steps away at the 157th Street station, which provided transportation to 3,238,373 passengers in 2010. The A and C trains are also close by. Interstate 95 and the George Washington Bridge is just over a mile north, providing transportation to an average of 289,329 vehicles per day. Other major routes that network toward this incredible location include the Henry Hudson Parkway, Major Deegan Expressway, and Harlem River Drive.
Just steps away is Riverside Park, an officially designated scenic landmark of New York City and spanning four miles along the Hudson River. According to New York’s Department of Parks and Recreation, Riverside is considered “Manhattan’s most spectacular waterfront park” and offers countless activities of enjoyment to visitors from near and far. Included in the park’s facilities and features include baseball fields, boat launches, Art in the Parks exhibits, recreation buildings, and bicycle routes – all just a few minutes walk from this site on West 157th.
A tract of land stretching briefly from 155th to 158th Street – and including this property – is the recently-designated Audubon Park Historic District, named for James John Audubon, the illustrator of birds who once owned a roughly 20-acre estate here. The estate became Audubon Park, and later with the arrival of the IRT Broadway-7th Avenue subway in 1904, parcels were sold off for the development of apartment buildings. Many of these were ornately-designed with U or H-shaped floor plans to create courtyards and natural light, and some of these characteristics are prevalent in this building at 600 West 157th. Today visitors and residents marvel how this area still has such character and strong historical presence. People renting or buying real estate here can now take pleasure in residing in New York’s newest historic district!
With this historic district being so close to the park and public transportation – as well to quality retail and dining options and residential neighborhoods – the adjoining sidewalks are extremely pedestrian friendly. Among the immediate surrounding area’s popular destinations are a yoga studio, The International Institute of Tae Kwon Do, and the Hispanic Society of America’s Museum and Library. The museum and library is just moments away and offers exhibits from Early Spain, the Middle and Golden Ages, as well as Modern Art.
Increasingly vibrant and original, the Washington Heights neighborhood is becoming the new uptown destination with an endless number of things to do and see. The Cloisters, located in Inwood Park and part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is an official New York City landmark that houses art and relics from medieval times. The American Academy of Arts and Letters is right across the street from the site at 600 West 157th, and shares the beautiful Audobon Terrace with the Hispanic Society’s Museum and Library, and their goal is to “foster, assist, and sustain excellence” in American arts and literature. The Academy consists of an honor society of 250 exclusive members, with notable past members including greats such as Theodore Roosevelt, Allen Ginsburg, Edith Wharton, Meryl Streep, and Frank Lloyd Wright. This area offers so much, and is rich with culture, various dining and shopping options, and experiences to be had.
- Six-story brick pre-war, mixed-use building with basement and 42 residential and six retail units
- 101 feet of frontage on West 157th Street, 124 feet on Broadway in fantastic neighborhood of Washington Heights
- 64,674 total above-grade square footage with site area covering two zones – a General Residential District and Local Services and Shopping District
- New Elevator System
- Laundry Room and Rentable Storage Lockers in Basement
- Intercom System and Magnetic Locking Lobby Doors
- On-site Supervisor to Take Care of General Maintenance
- Residential Units Average 1,488 Square Feet
- Five Above-Grade Retail Units Total 3,640 Square Feet, One Basement Level Retail Space Consists of 704 Square Feet
- Street Parking and Parking Garages Nearby
- Rubber Roof Recently Resurfaced
- Very Close to Popular Cultural and Recreational Destinations
The Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods that make up Community District 12 have organizations that are always working to improve community relations, safety, and overall quality of life for its residents. In particular, the Washington Heights-Inwood Coalition, established in 1978, offers a wide variety of programs and mediation services to the area. Some of their accomplishments during 2009 and 2010 include:
- Assisted 1350 tenants with handling landlord disputes or applying for housing benefits
- 234 various disputes were resolved through mediation or conciliation, an increase of 13% from the previous year
- Developed peer mediation groups in three area high schools, providing youth and adult leaders with training to settle disputes within the schools effectively
- Eight-week summer day camp that allowed 120 school students to take part in day trips and recreational and cultural activites; in addition, provided 480 students with after-school centers that offered nutritious meals, academic assistance, and performance art outlets
- Offered workshops for both English and Spanish-speaking parents to educate them on proactive childraising, with 465 parents attending the various events
The time has come for you to take a closer look at Washington Heights, where tranquil streets, contagious vitality, and so much more come together to create a neighborhood like no other.