160 Riverside Boulevard Apartments
5 min walk,
3 min walk,
Tuesday 10 AM-6 PM
Wednesday 10 AM-6 PM
Thursday 10 AM-3 PM
Friday 10 AM-6 PM
Saturday 10 AM-6 PM
We lived at 160 RSB exactly one year. It is a quiet area where we always felt safe. Concierge staff were excellent as was the super and their staff. The apartment was lovely and the views from our high floor were incredible. Riverside Park South is beautiful and being close to the water - at least in warm weather - was amazing.
Construction is cheap, like most modern buildings. Really very little commercial in the immediate vicinity - Jubilee Market is decent as is the wine store. It is NOT close to W.72 or W.66 subway. The M72 bus (stops at 66th and 70th and Freedom Place) is a terrible bus. The M57 on West End is a little better. It is unbelievably cold and windy in winter. Like, truly Arctic. There is a decent morning shuttle to W.72nd but no cabs cruise Riverside Boulevard so we used A LOT of Ubers. Overall, we got ok with these “cons” compared to the pros but it is not a slam dunk.
Jack and the team are so helpful and always a pleasure to deal with. They've handled just about everything I've needed and always make me feel like a valued tenant.
We have lived in this building for almost eight months and we really like it. The rental units are very nice and the common areas are well-kept. Moreover, all of the staff here (maintenance, front desk, security, etc.) are very friendly and helpful. Overall, this is a very nice building to live in.
The management explicitly stated but have done nothing to enforce sanitation when dealing with the designated washing machine for animals. In the Laundry room located on the lobby level, there is 1 designated machine specifically for pet items. Please do not use any other machine, as it does create sanitary and safety issues.
I relocated from DC about a year and a half ago, the team made my transition so easy and were so knowledgeable. Love this place! Got my daughter into an amazing school and we are really enjoying the convenience of living here. OMG the gym renovation is amazing! Thank you so much! I am on my third year here! Love the community, team and location! Thank you for all you guys do!
UPDATE**We lived at 160 for 3.5 years. We had a horrible time negotiating our annual rate increases, and we even had a stalker in the building! The management ended up just getting rid of the whole intercom system within the building because they couldn't find out how this man hacked the system and was calling us all hours of the day. It was really really scary. They were unwilling to help us and they were not helpful when I was filing a police report etc..We loved the staff and maintenance team. I visited the building last weekend and much to our horror we found out that Walter had been let go. I am so shocked!! Walter was incredible in his role as concierge and this just showed even more management at Equity does not value good people. Tenants or employees. I would give them 0 stars if I could. This building is so poorly run...
Besides the breathtaking views of the river and the wonderful walking/running/biking paths that run for miles throughout Riverside Park, the Team at 160 is what really makes living in these Equity apartments feel like home! After living here happily for three years with my husband and my dog, and hearing so many complaints from friends who live all over Manhattan, I felt the need to pay it forward by giving praise to Jose (best Super I've ever had!) and the outstanding team that he has fostered at 160. The communication in the building is wonderful, our concerns are always addressed in a timely fashion, the team is professional and friendly and most of them even know our names.
We lived here for 3 years when new neighbors moved in next to us. They were the absolute worst, constantly made so much noise and had a toddler that never stopped screaming and throwing things at our shared wall. We were woken up at all hours of the night and it became unbearable. They had a large dog who they would let loose in the halls and it would jump on people and make a ton of additional noise running around. After months and months of complaining to management (along with several of our neighbors) they told us "oh well that's multi-family living".... Equity Residential literally could not care less. The turnover rate in their buildings is insane. We even contacted their attorney's who basically said oh well sue us. This building lost their good school zoning earlier this year, they should be begging their tenants to stay. There are so many nice new buildings on the UWS that put this one to shame. Not to mention they will try to increase your rent a ridiculous amount each year while the building only gets worse. If you ever dreamed of living in a day care or a dog kennel, this is the right place for you.
The building itself is lovely and the building staff is nice but the management and leasing staff act as though they are doing you a favor to let you live there. Unfortunate that this is the case, prevents current residents from renewing and leaves a bad taste in the mouth of potential renters. Save yourself the aggrevation and time from renting within this complex. The rent increases are above city average and again the leasing agents are quite rude.
Other than if you are a potential temporary resident who wants to live in Manhattan for a few months (which there are many) -Beware of Equity Residential Management's 160 Riverside Blvd Apartments!My wife and I lived till recently at 160 Riverside Blvd for 1- 1/2 yrs. I think the most accurate way to describe this building is it's a "fur-lined trap": Meaning it's easy to get into the building but it will potentially cost you to get out of the building. Firstly, unlike other Manhattan apartment buildings, Equity doesn't require the normal in-depth financial background checks to rent an apartment; meaning they only require a cursory credit check (my wife and I secured our apartment within 20 minutes)...Normally, a good Manhattan management company will require a number of days to go through a rigorous financial screening procedure. Secondly, Equity Residential doesn't require the normal rent deposits, etc, that a normal Manhattan rental company requires. UNDERSTAND: Superficially, everyone thinks a cursory rental process is a positive aspect; but in reality, it means that every transient, questionable potential resident is allowed into the building...which brings me to the main complaint:The residents - As stated, we lived in the building 1.5 years; but during that time, we had directly across the hall, 4 different neighbors who took up residence in an apartment- which means that Equity Residential allows temporary residents...In particular, we had one short-term lease holder who were young university aged, 20-somethings who treated the apartment as a "dorm room": The front door was always open; people (strangers) coming in and out of the apartment: when we brought up this security risk to Equity Residential, they couldn't care - the apartment was rented out to some secondary rental company who would let anyone reside there like some AirBnB ...My wife and I renting a premium one bedroom apartment (850sq ft, Hudson River facing apartment) directly across the hall felt unsafe with so many people lurking around....Which brings me to the most important negative aspect of 160 Riverside - the lack of Equity Residential management service - The company really doesn't give a damn about you, as long as they are receiving their monthly rent...We had another "low-life" resident living next door who would blare his music loudly and very daily scheduled (we could hear it through the walls)....yet when complaining to apartment management, they couldn't care (we later found out after we moved, that NYC has specific laws and regulations covering noise ordinances which Equity Residential ignores)....It is nearly impossible to get in touch with the "Community Manager" (nice name for a do-nothing position), as they seem very adversed to deal with "problems".I could go on ad naseum, like Equity Residential tried to falsely charge us with add-on moving out charges - that we needed to make a legally threatening visit to their headquarters in order for them to take charges off our exit bill - For example: Falsely charging us for a (very good customized upgrade) of the bedroom walk-in closet that the previous resident made - trying to charge us $500 to retrofit the closet to its original basic design...But that is the point with Equity Residential: They make it easy for you to get into the apartment, but then will try to steal your money when you're vacating...The point of this review is to warn all potential applicants that Equity Residential is one of the most nefarious management companies in Manhattan....They even charge for water and sewage which is definitely not the norm in Manhattan. As a postscript - we moved to Midtown East; to a bigger and better apartment in the more attractive Sutton Place neighborhood (it even has a working fireplace) for $900 cheaper per month - meaning, if your credit history is good and you don't mind a regular Manhattan rental investigative process - there are better and cheaper (in the long run) alternatives....if not, then Equity Residential's 160 Riverside Blvd Apartments, with its dubious rental practices is your best choice...But remember, you've been forewarned!
We just moved from the West Coast and could not be happier. Ebony treated us like family as she sought to find the perfect home for us in Manhattan. She understood our needs and advocated for us as we were transferring from another building. We could not be more grateful! 160 is like an oasis within the city and the luxurious amenities can't be beat. Thank you 160!
Love this place! I am new to the city and wasn't sure where the best place would be to live. Melissa the manager was very responsive throughout my move in process and really helped me feel that my decision to live here was the best. My biggest fear of moving to NYC was the noise, but the second I moved in I realized my apartment was very quiet. I am able to get a good night's sleep which is very important. I have a dog so being near the riverside park is very convenient. My dog LOVES going down to the river boardwalk and chasing all the seagulls and ducks. I also hear that they are currently creating a huge dog run by the river right in front of this building. I definitely recommend this place for any dog owner out there.
I rented a studio when my first visit ever to NYC last December, i stayed there for a couple of months and all i can say is wow! This place has by far been the best place i have ever stayed in, everyone knew i was renting the studio out from someone who lived there for just a couple of months yet they treated me as one of their own, they were even sad when i said goodbye! since then i couldn't help but search for an apartment in NYC and guess what? i am ONLY looking at the Trump Place! one of my dreams is having an apartment over there, the views were incredible, the doorman, the receptionist, the neighbors. EVERYTHING! can't wait for find my perfect summer home in NYC at the TP!
I made the unfortunate mistake of singing a year long lease here at this apartment. While the maintenance staff and concierge services are great the office and money people are absolutely terrible. I would strongly advise against anyone moving in here. Go elsewhere.