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Beyond excited to join the River Place community. I will be moving in within the next two months and so far, the team has been a complete dream. Brian Love at the leasing office is absolutely amazing! He kept me informed of any traction and offers pending on units that I was interested in, and everything aligned for my dream apartment due to his speedy communication and commitment to finding me the best place. He managed conversations with my current apartment mangement team and had everything sorted very quickly - leaving me with seamless conversations with River Place property management. Can not wait to build my new home here!
Just moved here 10 days ago and I can't say enough good things about this place. First of all, Brian Love made our whole leasing experience a real breeze and we can't thank him enough for that. He is very friendly, professional, super nice, helpful and was always available (both on phone and email) to answer any questions we had. He made sure we had all our documents ready and complete so that we could get the approvals, sign our lease and get all the paperwork out of the way in just 48 hours time. Due to unforeseen circumstance we had to move a day earlier than the date agreed upon on the lease and Brian spoke with the building management and made sure we had no issues getting the apartment a day early. The experience itself was really stress free and exceptional!As for the building, They've great amenities to begin with at a very low monthly / yearly rate - Doorman, lobby, multiple elevators in both the towers, gym, pool, basketball court, a deck, lounge, laundry room on every floor etc. The property is beautifully maintained and the front desk staff is just great! The apartments are clean and spacious with huge windows that makes sure plenty of natural light comes in and they provide great views of the city/ the Hudson. I was initially a little worried about the distance to the nearest subway( a good 10-15 min walk) as I commute to downtown every day for work. But so far it's not been an issue thanks to the free shuttle buses the building offers. It runs every 20 mins during the rush hours and stops on every major avenue on the 42nd Street. The M42 crosstown bus stops right in front of the building and is also a great way to commute. I've also taken the free ferry buses that run on 42nd Street. So far the commute has not been an issue.There is a Sunac market right down the street that is really convenient. Couple of cafes and restaurants in a 2 minute walking distance and all that HK has to offer is just another few minutes away! I would definitely recommend this place!
We don't move in until January 5th but i wanted to leave a review for the whole leasing experience. Brian Love in the leasing department was so helpful, attentive and responsive. He made the whole process easy and stress free-as stress free as moving can be! We looked at a few different apartments first and then went back to see the 2 bedroom we ultimately rented. The apartment was just renovated and has brand new bathrooms and kitchen! The bedrooms are spacious and there are multiple closets. After signing the lease we went back to see the apartment twice to take pictures and check it out after the work was finished. We currently live right across the street but are expecting and we were looking for a bigger apartment in a family friendly building. River Place met that criteria. We looked at multiple other 2 bedroom apartments in the area but found they were more expensive with less room and often strange layouts. No fee! And onsite leasing office was really convenient. We can't wait to move in!
I lived in River Place for 3 years, from August 2014 to August 2017. This building does some things well, but it also drops the ball on so many important aspects that I just can't in good conscious recommend it to anyone looking for a luxury building.I'll start with the good - the units themselves are nice. They are roomy, bright, and modern. Also, the front office staff is pleasant to work with and helpful with any concerns that you may have. We rarely had maintenance problems and when we did, they were fixed same day, so hats off to those guys.Unfortunately, the bad outweighed the good in my opinion. Firstly, do not be sold on any amenities in the building. They look great on walkthrough, but they are often unavailable or lacking. Starting at the top, the rooftop viewing deck is nice, but the door is always locked. In the three years I lived there, I can count on one hand how many times I had access out of at least several dozen attempts. There are no chairs or furniture allowed out there, so you can not relax. Ultimately, there are much nicer viewing decks in the city. The gym and rec room are pretty good, but the pricing scheme is ridiculous. Instead of charging an access fee per unit, it's $600-$700 per person for the year, or $15 for a guest pass. Not great, but acceptable for the gym and pool. Unacceptable for the rec room and sundeck. I was a member of the buildings gym, but my girlfriend preferred to go offsite. So fine, she can't use the gym, but they actually expected her to pay $15 to join me out by the grills or watch a football game in the rec room. I'd have friends over and instead of being able to use the beautiful space that they sell you on, we stayed up in my apartment because no group in their right mind is going to pay $60 just to sit on the deck at your own apartment. So unless you are friends with a lot of other tenants who are members of the gym, you'll likely be enjoying these amenities by yourself. They talk up these amenities because they are often included in a luxury building, River Place just leaves out the fact that it will hardly make sense for you to use them.And then parking and the shuttle. The attached parking garage was a major sell for me - unfortunately, in the 3 years I lived there, a monthly space never opened up in River Place or Silver Towers. So yeah, don't get sold on that. Also, on numerous occasions, the garage would be rented out for private events, so it isn't even readily available for guests. When my grandparents came on a very regular Saturday, there was a wedding somewhere, so they had to park all the way near Times Square and then cab it to my building. So much for convenience. And the shuttle - not great. First, if a building offers a free shuttle, you know it's in a terrible location. In the morning, you should expect it to be late and packed. Whatever shuttle you think you need...take the one before it. The closest subway is about a 15 minute walk - if you look at a building/subway proximity map - River Place is literally one of the furthest buildings from a subway in NYC, and that subway it Port Authority. If you are a woman, beware. My girlfriend was harassed on her way to the subway and home almost every single day by the druggies and homeless people who hang out in front of it. And in the winter, the walk is brutal - you will likely cab it more then you want to admit. This probably isn't managements fault, but something to consider before moving in. Also, I've never lived anywhere that had more frequent water/gas shutdowns. You can expect these service to be off at least one day each month. It is usually between 9-5, so not a big deal if you go to work, but a major inconvenience if you work from home or are a stay at home parent. They always noted the disruption was due to the providers, so not sure if management can improve this, but still something a prospective tenant should be aware of.Last, but certainly not least is management. It took us almost three months to get our security deposit back even though we confirmed that the full deposit was being returned within two weeks of moving out. I'd call management and be told that it could take 6-8 weeks to receive the check in the mail. Fine, I'll wait. 9 weeks later, I call again to find out that it had been mailed within a month of us moving out (yes, this was after being told that I should just wait). Turns out, the check was sent to the wrong address even though I had confirmed my new mailing address at the front desk and on the phone. Fine, they'll send another check. The woman in accounting read the right address back to me and said she would update the system before resending the check. Then she sent it to wrong address AGAIN! I only got it after 11 weeks because FedEx told me where they mailed it and I went and collected it in person from the other address.Long story, short - You can definitely find a better apt. for the same rent - we certainly did.
Love living at River Place. We have a great two bedroom that overlooks the Hudson. We see boats and cruise ships and helicopters on "Hudson River TV" day and night. The staff is warm and welcoming, the building well-maintained and best of all I ride my bike up the Hudson River park bike path to work everyday.
I tried to rental with them. I first called them asking some details. Fine. Then, I figured out my schedule and called again to make an appointment. We agreed on a time. Then I went there abd got told there was no appointment. They just said that's the time they can show but did not make any appointment with. I asked if you have five mins to show the apt. They said no. I was in the lobby and got told maybe in an hour or half they may be OK. They really don't care your time.
GM, I love my building One River Place. I have a huge amount of space, I can't imagine living in any other luxury building right now. One River Place, have these OUTSTANDING EVENTS, if the tenants in the building have no plans or just want to keep it local. These events are the best place to be. JONER Hall, is a great event planner, coordinator, host, etc... He is just a very well-rounded people person. I can't imagine what it takes for him to put these amazing events together on a monthly basis. He works very hard. All the tenants have a amazing time. He brings great joy, and great fun and much laughter to all of these events. These events will keep you wanting more, such as BINGO NIGHT! OUTDOOR BARBERCUE, YOGA & WINE NIGHT, AND COCKTAILS ON THE HUDSON, and this is just a few of the amazing events JONER organized. He made this delicious cocktail drink call the EQUALIZER. I believe this special cocktail drink should be on the market for sale. In my opinion, the tenants LOVE IT! I hope JONER, keep planning these great and outstanding events forever....Thanks:-)
This is the best apt in city - with direct access to river, on-site park & playground, on-site gym & indoor pool; Hell's Kitchen family-oriented. The owners keep it maintained & beautiful. Their employees are efficient & knowledgeable & yet friendly & makes it feel like 'home'. We have social events, bar b q & sun deck... & the river views are spectacular. Riding, kayaking, boating just across the street! We've been here 5 yrs & never want to leave. It's home.
I love this building! One River Place is an incredible building with fabulous amenities and great apartment layouts. But even better, is that awesome staff. We moved here 2 years ago and just renewed for another 2 years because we really can't imagine leaving! This building hosts monthly events with an amazing event coordinator named Joner. Joner is kind, helpful, sweet and really organizes fantastic events for our building. The building is also very family friendly and many of the events are for kids!! We even have a wonderful parent community in the building. The River Club is also great... and the manager Lori is wonderful!! She is so caring and also organizes many of the kiddie events as well... Akada is another fantastic staff member in the River Club. I really have nothing bad to say about this building and the staff and events are a big part of what keeps us staying here!!
NYC RENTERS BEWARE!!!! This place will HARD SALE PRESSURE you into signing a 35+ page lease where there is NO out clause even if you need to move for work. Then they will make it EXCEPTIONALLY difficult to find a suitable replacement for your lease since they won't let you advertise on any site where normal apartments are listed.I have EMAILS saying that for the past several months, they have been actively showing and advertising my studio to find a replacement for my lease. For for months I have been paying rent for a place they pressured me to give back to them so they would "actively list, advertise and show it"...yet when people call in asking about availabilities, they don't send them the floor plan or move in dates that match my studio.This company is SUPER shady and NEEDS TO MAKE THIS RIGHT! You already have over $10,000 of rent for me not living there. LET ME OUT OF THE LEASE AND STOP BEING SHADY!!!!!
When I first moved in both leasing and management staff were so very helpful in every sense of the word. Then there was a change in staff and everything went down hill from there.
After be there over ten years I am disappointed having to write such negative review. The only response I ever heard from the management staff was no, for the last five or six years. I was charged for damaged blinds, which anyone who lives in the building knows how much of a joke the blinds are in the building and another charge for damaged wood tiles on the floor, which were only scratches and should be considered normal wear and tear in an apartment building. So glad I moved out.
I photographed the Plane crash on the Hudson and the Intrepid's journey along the Hudson waterway from this vantage point. Transportation can be convenient once you've worked out that the 42nd bus stops outside the building. The NY Waterway buses (from the ferry terminal on 39th street) offer a free bus to and from the terminal along 42nd street, and some routes downtown.ll in all - its a good temporary stop if you are finding your feet before seeking somewhere less expensive, with better amenities, more space and less anger.
Lived at River Place in a couple of apartments for a number of years between 2005 and 2015, had a mixture of few good and quite a few frustrations at 650 West/River Place:Apartments: strangely laid out, with cheap furnishings that are well used. In fact if you do move in here, document every scratch or blemish - they attempted to charge me for a scratch that was there when I moved in but was told to prove it wasn't there before hand. Not sure you can carbon date a scratched appliance... so I had no option. The garage attached to the building is useful but expensive. The gym/tennis courts etc, are average and poorly maintained and expensive. The pool is indoors which is a bonus, but its relatively small. Management are merciless and know they have the luxury of an endless stream of potential tenants waiting for a space in the building. NOISE! One 'feature' you may not have noticed on your walkthrough, is the Chinese Embassy on the other side of 42nd street facing River Place. Be warned, there will be frequent protests, and angry, hostile groups that will chant angry slogans, for 8 hours a day. Have a baby that cries a lot, there's no other way of drowning out the anger. River Place and surrounding neighborhood are unable to do anything about it. There is a roofdeck with no amenities/benches/seats etc., that can be used for sightseeing/sunbathing. Wonderful for sunset photographs, views of the Intrepid, tunnel, water, etc. . River Place has a shuttle bus but its reliability isn't guaranteed, no the quality/qualifications of the drivers.... There are few grocery stores nearby, and convenience stores are incredibly expensive to the point of being rude. A
The building is relatively new and apartments are well priced. I was led to believe the rooftop observation deck would be more social however you are not allowed to bring any furniture out there and it is only meant to be used to look at the skyline for a few minutes. The third floor lounge and outdoor areas also require you to join the gym which is about $57 a month (something I was not told beforehand). Things here could be much better, but it is okay.
Hate to say but had a negative experience with the management. Can't stand when people lie and play games!!!
Everyone there is fantastic except for the property management team.
It saddens me to have to write a poor review of the apartment that I called home for eight years. They charged me for damages to my apt that I did not make. They would not even go back to the original photos to check that it was not me. Beware! Property management will take your money without hesitation. I am VERY disappointed.
I'm moving into River Place very soon. The experience of renting, qualifying and signing the lease for the apartment was easy and very professionally managed. I worked with a wonderful leasing consultant whose name is Kaitlyn Doyle. She was super professional. I cannot say enough good things about my experience so far at River Place.
I'm extremely satisfied with my move to River Place. Kaitlyn in the leasing office went above and beyond to make my apartment a dream. I was in a tight situation where I needed to move quickly but didn't want to compromise my wish list. Upon researching and viewing River Place + Silver Towers, I found River Place to have the best energy. When originally viewing my now current apartment, there were parquet floors and beige-painted walls in the space. I spoke to Kaitlyn about my concerns and she assured me that those were changeable. When I moved in, I am proud to say that I have beautiful dark-wood, wide-paneled floors that looks phenomenal and white walls that make my home feel current and modern in a warm way. In regards to lease signing and moving in, Kaitlyn and the leasing office (shout out to Alexia!) made my transition seamless as I needed to move in 1.5 weeks time. I am extremely happy with the amenities and, while I could never see myself in Midtown before, I don't think I will ever want to leave. If I my oldest friend were looking for a rental in Midtown, I would definitely recommend them this high rise.
Great building with great conceriege and doorman associated with it. All the front desk personnel are trained to recogize and remember guest visitors. Im able to go in there now with them knowing who iam there to see and why. Statf is very informative and very quick on action. Had a asthma attack and ambuelence treated me at the scene within 3 mins. Fantastic!!!Building is excellent despite the cause i justt listed. Would and will visit again!!
Only problem with this building is if you become a regular and they recognize you, you can simply just walk in here which defeats the purpose of having a doorman building.
My partner and I moved into River Place back in March of 2014 and recently renewed our lease for another year. We have had a great experience living here. The management has always been very responsive and the staff are always friendly and helpful. The gym is great and they are renovating what had been a multipurpose room into a new residents' lounge. That should open up in the spring. I do wish the rooftop deck were more of a lounge area, although it has great views either way.The building is also in the process of renovating apartments, so although the building may not be quite as new as the others around it, the renovated units feel new. The common areas are well maintained and the views from the building are great.
The only downside I can think of is that the building is pretty far west. However, the building has a bus in the mornings and evenings during the week. This has been very convenient, so I don't find the distance to be an issue.
I moved here about a month ago. My experience, overall, has been great so far. (I would give it 5 stars if not for a few annoyances I'll explain at the end.)PROS: Great value. I'm in a studio that is about 350 sq/ft. The gym is what sold me on the place. (It's not included in rent, but is a decent price. You pay for the whole year up front.) The gym gets a little busy, especially the treadmills in the morning. But, I've never been without a machine. The pool and full basketball court are a great extra! There are shuttles that go along 42nd in the morning and evening to help with the work commute. Sometimes the shuttle becomes standing room only in the morning, but still beats walking or taking the M42. The staff are all very friendly and responsive. Neighbors are friendly and quiet. I'm on a lower floor and was worried about hearing the bus station which could be seen out of my window. However, that has not been an issue. I do notice the engines at rush hour times, but it hasn't affected my sleeping at all. Typical NYC I'd say. Maintenance is very responsive also! I had an issue with the tub spout and they came within the day!
My only complaint/forewarning would be about the move in process. The service elevator hardly counts as an actual service elevator. It is the same size as the regular use elevators, just add some scuff marks and padding to the walls. Getting my bed and couch up was a bit interesting. Also, there are only two service elevators (one per each "side" of the building). There were 2 other people moving in so using the elevator was a game of timing and patiently sharing with new neighbors. I'm glad I did not hire movers because they would have been paid for standing and waiting more than actually moving. (And bless the service elevator operators, they helped carry the heavy stuff to my unit!) When I signed the lease I was encouraged to move in on a Friday (a few days before the 1st of the month) in order to avoid the $200 fee for using the service elevator on the weekend. However, when I got my rent statement for the next month, those few extra days were prorated into the rent, which I was not expecting. I suppose I should have known. But as a heads up, whether its a service elevator charge or a couple prorated days, plan to pay a couple extra hundred dollars to just get set up.Now that I'm setted in the building though, I have no complaints at all!
I moved to River Place from Dallas, Texas in mid December 2013. The management, the concierge, and the leasing office are extremely friendly. The shuttle here, which is much faster than M42, is also a major plus. I ride the shuttle to and from work at the Bank of America tower.We are a little ways away from the subways, but you can hop on the shuttles or M42/M12/M50/M11, during off hours, and get to where you need to go. This may not be kosher, but hopping onto the NY Waterway shuttles is also an option. The 7 line extension is opening up this summer by the Javits Center this summer. The view of the Hudson is great. I believe the rents are reasonable for a doorman apartment in Manhattan south of Central Park.If you have friends visiting from Jersey, we're right at the mouth of the Lincoln tunnel. The gym is a great place to work out and when it's not snowing or raining, the observation decks are pretty cool too. You can get wireless internet that will work in the entire building.I would definitely recommend living here.