616 Academy Street allows you the opportunity to be a part of a vibrant neighborhood in Upper Manhattan! The immediate area is primarily residential and enjoys close proximity to a commercial district, public transportation, institutions, and open space.
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Population (’09) 144,826 1,000,736 2,089,954
Households (’09) 51,294 352,085 756,647
Avg. Household Income $53,606 $60,009 $66,156
The A train can be accessed within a short block at Dyckman Street. The area is also served by the IND line, with stops at the Dyckman Street station, and the IRT line with stations at Dyckman and St. Nicholas Avenue, as well as West 207th Street at Tenth Avenue. The bus route is accessible in a short distance as well, with consistent stops along Broadway. For those traveling by vehicle access to major routes is excellent, where connecting to the Henry Hudson Parkway occurs within a few blocks via Riverside Drive or Dyckman Street. In addition, Harlem River Drive and Major Deegan Expressway (Interstate 87) are accessible within a mile.
With its highly pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and close proximity to transportation, dining options, and neighborhood conveniences, this address earns a “Walker’s Paradise” status on walkscore.com. In just few blocks’ distance, area residents can access a post office, banks, retail shopping, parks, doctors’ offices, beauty salons, a daycare, churches, grocery stores, delis, schools, bars, and restaurants. Steps away is the Inwood branch of the New York Public Library, neighboring several small eateries and a discount store.
Broadway and West 207th are the major retail corridors in the area, offering an incredible selection of retail, dining, and service options. West 207th becomes Fordham Road in the Bronx, which is also a popular destination for shopping, also allowing easy access to the neighborhoods found there.
Nestled within greenery just over a block away is the historical Dyckman Farmhouse and Museum. This relic is located the corner of Broadway and West 204th Street and has occupied that site since 1784. The farmhouse tells the story of surviving the Revolutionary War in the formally rural Upper Manhattan, and has watched the city grow up around the property. Over the years it has been the site of various preservation efforts. The museum is open to the public, and holds regular open house events where visitors can enjoy the porch and gardens, and view local artists at work.
Fort Tryon Park is just a short walk 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 materials salvaged 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. The New Leaf Restaurant and Bar provides an unforgettable dining experience within the park, and has been voted “Upper Manhattan’s Most Romantic Restaurant.”
616 Academy Street is located within a fifteen-block residential enclave that begins at the corner of Broadway and Tenth Avenue and extends to West 218th Street. The area’s streets are quiet, lined with trees and well-maintained sidewalks and buildings. This building is no exception, with just a few of its features including:
- Five-story brick residential building built in 1927
- Attractive recessed court leading to entrance
- Two distinct wings and unique building cutouts to allow for maximum natural light
- Spacious lobby with ceramic tile floors and ornamental plaster ceilings
- Magnetic-lock lobby doors and new intercom system
- On-site superintendent
- Laundry and rentable storage in basement
- 47 apartments, with 37 one-bedroom, one-bath units and 10 two-bedroom, one-bath units
- Spacious and well-maintained with adequate closet and hardwood floors
- Glazed thermal pane windows
- Refrigerators and four-burner ranges with ovens in the kitchen, typically with updated Formica countertops and stainless steel sinks
- Ceramic tile in the bathrooms, along with built-in tubs with showers, updated fixtures, and some with vanities
- Heat and hot water included
- Library, schools, and all types of commercial options just steps away
- Public transportation access within one block
- Extremely pedestrian-friendly area, considered “Walker’s Paradise” on walkscore.com
As previously mentioned, the Inwood branch of New York Public Library is a stone’s throw away from 616 Academy Street, and offers something for absolutely everyone. Not only do they have all the popular books, internet access, and multimedia options you could ask for, but the library also has a full calendar of events and classes that are usually free to attend. Just a few examples of programs that occurred during the year 2012 include:
- Nintendo Wii nights
- Saturday Matinee at 1 PM
- Hip Hop Dance class
- Toddler Story Time
- Laptop Dissection Lab
- Book Discussion Club
- MS EXCEL 1 Instructional Class
This building leaves nothing to be desired, and its satisfied tenant history is proof of its superiority. And what an incredible location!