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275 Ft. Washington Avenue

New York, NY 10032-1203

Building Information Building Type: Residential

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This Washington Heights residential building exceeds all of your expectations! With a total of 37 residences, averaging 851 square feet each and with varying room counts, we ensure that you will find the ideal unit on one of 275 Fort Washington Avenue’s six stories. Just a few blocks south is the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, making this an excellent location for students or staff.

Washington Heights Population and Housing Statistics:

  • Approximate Population: 62,075
  • Change Since 2000: 3.0%
  • Number of Households: 19,450
  • Average Persons per Household: 3.11
  • Average Household Income: $46,586


With the A train accessible just a few blocks north via the 175th Street subway station, you will be at your destination in no time at all. If you are seeking concrete respite there is an alternate walk through the 6.7-acre Jay Hood Wright Park. A few blocks south and neighboring the university is access to the 1 train via the 168th St. – Washington Heights station. The Henry Hudson Parkway can be accessed in about a half of a mile, providing north-south transport to all of Manhattan, and beyond to Yonkers to the north and Brooklyn to the south. The George Washington Bridge lies less than a mile north.

This location’s close proximity to mass transit, neighborhood conveniences, dining, parks, schools, and universities all contribute to its “Walker’s Paradise” status on walkscore.com. The neighborhood is rich with a sense of community, open space, employment opportunities, shopping options, and restaurants. Side streets are quaint, primarily residential, and very quiet. Broadway’s retail corridor bursts with eclectic shops and vendors, offering both one-of-a-kind items as well as the trendiest must-haves, and lush greenery lines the streets. One block to the west is Riverside Drive with river views of the Hudson and one block to the east is the Amsterdam Avenue retail corridor. Fort Washington Park is located just a few blocks west and boasts 182 acres of playing courts and fields, historical landmarks, Manhattan’s only lighthouse, The Little Red Lighthouse, and great views of the Hudson River and Palisade Mountains.

Fort Tryon Park is just a short distance away as well, containing one of the highest points in Manhattan as well as the magnificent and very popular Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and official New York City landmark that houses art and relics from medieval times. The building was reconstructed in the 1930’s from salvaged materials taken from several European abbeys and is truly a work of art in and of itself. The park also offers great vistas because of its elevation, as well as playgrounds, gardens, and historical landmarks.

Ranked 6th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, Columbia University Medical Center - a division of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital - is situated on a 20-acre area just a short walk from your new apartment on Fort Washington Avenue. The New York-Presbyterian Hospital has become the largest private employer in New York City, with a staff of 5,282 at the Columbia University Medical Center alone. In addition, there is a student enrollment of approximately 3,882 and 1,371 degrees were granted in the 2010-2011 school year.

The appraiser responsible for inspecting the apartment building at 275 Fort Washington Avenue reported it to be in “above average” condition with many intensive renovations completed. Typical apartment features include steel-plated wooden entrance doors, double-hung replacement window with some screens and child-security bars, parquet hardwood flooring in living areas, ceramic tiling and wainscoting in the bathrooms, and gas-fired, 4-burner ranges with ovens, ample counter and cupboard space, and full-sized refrigerators in the kitchens. Additional building data and features include:

  • Brick and frame six-story, 30,648 square-foot elevatored apartment building with lobby
  • Constructed in 1937, with some art deco design elements that were ahead of its time
  • “I”-shaped building allows for mid-building courtyards and a yard in the rear
  • On-site superintendent
  • Above-average maintenance
  • Excellent occupancy rate
  • 37 units, with 12 studios, seven three-room, one-bedroom apartments, twelve 3.5-room, one-bedroom apartments, and six two-bedroom apartments
  • Average apartment size is approximately 850 square feet
  • Units are clean, bright, secure, and competitive within the rental market
  • Common areas are clean, well-maintained, and freshly painted
  • Utility services provided by City of New York for water/sewer, Keyspan Energy Delivery for natural gas, Con Edison for electricity, Verizon, and Time Warner Cable
  • Adequate heating elements and electric service for each unit
  • Bus stop directly in front of building
  • A and 1 subway train access within a few blocks
  • “Walker’s Paradise” with close proximity to shopping, parks, schools and universities, employment, and other neighborhood destinations


Just one short block north brings you to Jay Hood Wright Park, a historical park acquired for the city in 1925 and named for a banker who made many anonymous contributions to the New York Public Library in the late 1800s. The park is an outstanding feature of this neighborhood and has undergone several capital improvements recently, including:

  • Thorough reconstruction of the playground and courts, a project totaling $2,051,000
  • New safety surfacing
  • “Adventure Playground” equipment was customized to imitate the George Washington Bridge
  • Comfort stations and recreation center renovations, a project totaling $1,820,000
  • New benches, trees, spray shower, wrought iron fencing, and pavement


This residential building has it all – affordable, quality apartments in a fabulous neighborhood with all the necessary conveniences just a short distance away.
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