Magnificent residential apartment building with immediate access to transportation and the vibrant neighborhood known as Washington Heights! Also take pleasure in residing in one of New York’s newest historic districts, Audubon Park Historic District – an area with defined characteristics and architectural interest.
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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%
545-547 West 158th Street has great access to major roadways and public transportation, with the 1 train just steps away at the 157th Street station and bus stops around the corner as well. The A and C trains are within a few short blocks north, via the 163 Street-Amsterdam Avenue station. Interstate 95 and the George Washington Bridge is just over a mile north, and other major routes within close proximity include the Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverside Drive, Major Deegan Expressway, and Harlem River Drive.
Just a short walk away is Riverside Park, an officially designated scenic landmark of New York City that spans 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 545-547 West 158th Street. Today visitors and residents marvel how this area still has such character and strong historical presence.
The immediate area surrounding 545-547 West 158th Street is primarily residential but with all the urban neighborhood conveniences and attractions you would expect, and will soon treasure. With this historic district being so close to parks, museums, and public transportation – as well to several quality retail and dining options – the adjoining sidewalks are extremely pedestrian friendly. Among the immediate surrounding area’s popular destinations are religious institutions, a Bank of America, Whole World Botanical store, Payless Shoes, Subway, coffee shop, pharmacy, health center, and much more.
Increasingly vibrant and original, the Washington Heights neighborhood is becoming the new uptown destination with an endless number of things to do and see. Directly behind your new apartment building on West 159th Street is The Classical Theatre of Harlem, where a talented group is committed to providing the area with great performances of a diverse set of classic plays. A few of the titles the theatre group has covered include Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, and Black Nativity by Langston Hughes.
The building located at 545-547 West 158th has an appealing beige face brick exterior and ornate details along the roofline, at the window peaks, and at the ground level, facing the street. The handsome lobby features ceramic tile flooring and is also richly decorated with marble wainscoting and pilasters, as well as ornamental trim, molding, and ceilings. This building’s features are too much to list, but some highlights include:
- Six-stories with elevator servicing all floors
- Built circa 1911
- Intercom outside the building for remote unlocking of the entry door
- On-site superintendent
- Laundry room in basement
- Common hallway and stairways are well-maintained and brightly-lit, with ceramic tile and marble accents
- Apartment doors are wood or metal with security viewers
- Units have large rooms, hardwood flooring, and plenty of closet space
- Bathrooms have ceramic tile, pedestal sinks, and built-in tubs with shower heads
- Excellent tenant history
- Building consists of 13 two-bedroom apartments, 11 three-bedroom apartments, and 12 four-bedroom apartments
- Just moments to public transportation, including the 1, A, and C trains and bus service
- This vibrant and pedestrian-friendly neighborhood’s conveniences and entertainment options are within a short distance
This area offers so much and is rich with culture, various dining and shopping options, and experiences to be had. Great proof of this is the hugely popular Classical Theatre of Harlem, which, as previously indicated, is a close neighbor of this 545-547 West 158th Street. Some of the awards and recognitions the organization has earned include:
- “1 of 8 Theaters to Watch in America” by the Drama League
- Several nominations for the production of Black Nativity in 2008, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work
- Classical Theatre of Harlem Community Service Award, issued by former New York State Governor David Paterson
- New York Times has said “If there is a more dauntless ensemble in New York I don’t know what it is,” and also that the Classical Theatre of Harlem is “A company to follow and relish.”
Finally – the apartment you have been waiting for! And with the convenient location you need to make all your days run smoothly.