"Great park, Great views, Downtown perspective"
Aside from the fantastic views of the Hudson River and neighboring New Jersey, Riverside Drive offers some of the most pleasant living in New York City. Running adjacent to Riverside Drive is Riverside Park, home to many a joggers, rollerbladers, and strollers throughout the day and into the evening. Although in its uptown reaches, Riverside Drive offers various groupings of grand apartment buildings, many of them historic, the downtown area of Riverside Drive offers smaller, shop house type apartments, as many of them are still above functioning shops and restaurants. Located along Riverside park between 17th st and 23rd st is Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex, which is a waterfront sports village for anything from running, to sailing, to figure skating. The biggest benefit of living along Riverside Drive, besides the easy highway access, is by far Riverside park. On a beautiful day, you can enter the park at such crosstrees as 14th st, Christopher st, and Canal street and walk all the way down to Battery Park.