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74-78 Post Avenue

New York, NY 10034-4702

Building Information Building Type: Residential

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Walk to everything from 74-78 Post Avenue's incredibly convenient location! Bike and foot-friendly, these two symmetrical buildings offer handsome facades, green space, spectacular residences that are full of personality, and an upbeat Inwood, Upper Manhattan neighborhood that is guaranteed to impress. Notable Data for Zip Code 10034

                                     2012 Estimate    2017 Projection

Population                       38,828              38,375

# of Households              15,110               15,098

Average Household Income (2012): $51,144

74-78 Post Avenue is centrally located within a predominantly residential neighborhood in the Inwood section of Upper Manhattan. Multiple transit options are available within just a couple blocks, including the IRT Broadway - 7th Avenue Subway Line - with access to the 1, 2, and 3 trains at all times - and the Fordham Rd-Pelham Parkway Bx12 Select Bus Service. Both options just over a block away, at the corner of West 207th Street and 10th Avenue.

Broadway is accessible within a few blocks west and north, allowing this location access to all the conveniences, shopping, and restaurants peppered throughout the immediate area. Other major routes providing excellent accessibility to and from this location are Riverside Drive and the Henry Hudson Parkway to the west and Harlem River Drive and Major Deegan Expressway to the east.

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 spectacular neighborhoods found there. West 207th is just over one block away, as is bridge access to Fordham Road, and pedestrians can reach Broadway within minutes as well.

The surrounding blocks have many churches, organizations such as the Audubon Partnership and Inwood Community Services, medical practitioners, and area hot spots such as Cana y Café Bar and Grill, Maracas Steakhouse, and Café Kolmaro, just to name a few. Some of the countless franchises that are within a couple short blocks include Dunkin’ Donuts, The Children’s Place, CVS, Gamestop, and Foot Locker, as well as many grocery stores, wine and liquor stores, and boutiques. Parks surround the area, with Fort Tryon and Inwood Hill just a short distance away.

Nestled within greenery just over a couple blocks 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.

The brick, walk-up six-story buildings at 74-78 Post Avenue have a total of 54,765 square feet and 68 apartments, all of the premises well-maintained and proudly inhabited. The layout of the buildings is U-shaped, allowing for maximum sunlight to enter through the generous windows provided in the apartments. The property also features a sunny well-kept courtyard in the center, offering residents a park-like setting right near their home. Additional features and data include:

  • Built in 1925 of hardy granite block and mortar construction, with a steel frame and joist composition
  • Approximately 2,400 square feet dedicated to office space, otherwise residential
  • Masonry brick exterior
  • Marble lobby
  • Double-hung windows, thermal-insulated, with double-pane glass
  • Flooring varies between hardwood, ceramic, and vinyl tile
  • Units consist of Studios from 420 square feet to 1,030 square feet each – all apartments have one bathroom
  • Intercom/buzzer system
  • Fire escapes
  • Well-occupied with many long-term residents
  • Short walk to bus and subway transportation, as well as restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping
  • Excellent location on a clean, pedestrian friendly, mainly residential street


An extensive plan is underway to create a waterfront walkway along Sherman Creek, a waterway just a few blocks south of Post Avenue. The esplanade will be a welcome attraction for the busy, estimated 40,000 residents within a ten minute walk. Parts of the Master Plan include :

  • Continuous access to waterfront, promoting fishing, boating, special events, educational opportunities, and recreation
  • Improvements to shoreline
  • Coexistence with existing amenities, and proposals for new ones
  • Encouraging natural habitats such as wetlands and adding greenery, building look-outs, walkways, bridges, and pavilions


74-78 Post Avenue combines a convenient location and a great neighborhood with quality construction, to provide a residential property that stands with great pride. These buildings, as well as the neighboring properties along the avenue, are full of personality and are definitely worth the trip to see in person! Call for more information about this spectacular spot!
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