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River Place

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Midtown, 650 W 42nd St | New York
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Indoor Pool
  •  Laundry on Each Floor
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Tennis Courts
  •  White Stone Counters

User Rating

5.0
Average
2 Reviews

About this Location

Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
7 (metro) - 12 min
A (metro) - 13 min
Riverside Park South
21 min walk

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$2,690+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$3,490+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$4,390+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$5,290+
Schedule Appointment At
(646) 593-7514
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Entertainment

    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
    •  White Stone Counters
  • Laundry

    •  Laundry on Each Floor
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  High Ceilings
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Free Shuttle Service
    •  Parking Garage
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog Park
    •  Dog friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Basketball Court
    •  Fitness Center
    •  Indoor Pool
    •  Tennis Courts
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Overall rating 5.0/10, based on 2 renter reviews

4.0
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5.5
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5.5
Management
5.5
Value
4.0
Social
5.5
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Worst place ever!

It's so far from subways, restaurants, grocery stores.
It's got really low ceilings and feels cramped.
It's got too many pets in the building.

But the worst part is the management. They've switched hands many times in the past 5 years but none have been close to normal, competent, or good business sensed.

The lower level guys aren't empowered to make decisions and any of the higher ups have no idea how to run a building. Tenants have stayed potentially out of discomfort of moving in NYC but overall, the building is not worth the money.

The view is nice but does not make up for what the apartment feels like. Everything is outdated, the floors are old faux wooden ones.

Amenities are the gym and lounge, but again, these do not make up for the poor management and cramped space.

Don't be fooled by the large entrance lobby with doormen.

Stay away!

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  • 2 beds / 2 baths
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Awesome Place!

I absolutely love this building and the unit. The unit itself is very spacious, and the rent is far lower than any comparable two bedroom apartments in midtown. The building responds immediately if there are any problems, and the doormen are very helpful and kind. The gym in the building is also great, and while it would be nice if membership was free, the fee is very affordable (~45/month). The only downside to this building is the location. It is very far west, but the building offers a free shuttle M-F that goes across town on 42nd street during AM and PM rush hour. It's frequent and very easy to use. The new 7 train stop on 34th and 11th is also helpful, but it is still about a 7 minute walk to the stop. The corner deli (Sunac) is great but a little pricey, and there is a Food Emporium and a liquor store very nearby. The building is also great for pets, as there is a doggy daycare right on the block.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 25 Recs

Gotham West Market
La Vela Dining & Bar
Capizzi
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grocery 1 Rec

Whole Foods Market
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convenience 1 Rec

7-Eleven
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fitness 38 Recs

Manhattan Kayak + SUP
Pan Aqua Diving
Manhattan Plaza Health Club
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parks 6 Recs

DeWitt Clinton Park
De Witt Clinton Park
Pier 84 Dog Run
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coffee 19 Recs

Rustic Table
Ample Hills Creamery
Green Nature Coffee House
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About Midtown

Midtown is the central portion of the island of Manhattan. Within Midtown are many smaller neighborhoods, including Hell's Kitchen, Chelsea, and Murray Hill. The area contains many of New York's prime tourist attractions, such as the Empire State Building, Times Square, and the Rockefeller Center. I...
Hectic
Tourists
Many Bars
Businesses
Can Get Noisy
Gramercy Park
Close to Campus
Median rents in Midtown
Studio
$
3,250
1 Bedroom
$
3,900
2 Bedroom
$
5,450

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129 reviews
Neighborhood is great. very safe. There is a 24 hour Duane Reade right on the corner, a yoga studio next door, dry cleaner next door and Gristedes one block away. Lots of restaurants just a few blocks down. A movie theatre in Kips bay. Indian grocery stores and restaurants on Lexington ave and 28th street. Trader Joe's around there somewhere too. The closest train station is Grand Central which can get quite crowded and is a 10-12 minute walk away from the building.
I walk about 20 minutes to school, but it’s a walk through a great part of town. I have easy access to subway lines, lots of grocery stores, and I enjoy running on the west side highway. It’s also nice to be a close distance (but not necessarily TOO close) to Penn Station for travel purposes.
The neighborhood has a ton of cool bars and restaurants around along with grocery shops like Trader Joe's. Its vibrant but not a party location like some of the places in either Village so its never too loud.
Pros: close to both the ACE and the 7 subway lines; Amtrak/NJ Transit at Penn Station; and Bolt and Mega Bus by the Javits Center. The High Line is right up the street from my apartment, which takes you straight to Meatpacking and Chelsea Market. Lots of restaurants and bars nearby in Chelsea. Also a short walk to Whole Foods and 6th avenue shopping.

Cons: A bit of a walk to get to grocery stores, coffee shops, and pharmacies (~3-5 blocks). Lots of construction! Hudson Yards construction is 24/7; and the construction on 28th street between 10th and 11th avenue also goes into the weekend. The Scores and Eagle Bar noise isn't as bad, but it can get noisy on late weekend nights, with drunk and rowdy patrons smoking outside.
My apartment experience has been very good so far. It is in a very safe neighborhood and due to the location in East Midtown Manhattan, my building is in the center of public transportation, restaurants, stores, Bloomingdale's, movie theaters, gyms, etc. The only down side is that due to the way one or two of the streets nearby are located, one has to watch for pedestrian accidents as my mother had an accident when she was crossing the street and had the right of way. It can also be noisy but that's part of living in Manhattan.
PROS
* Easily accessible from a majority of transit hubs.
* Tremendous investment on the part of private and public entities, so there's a lot of development and renewarl.
* Proximity to Javits Center, Penn Station, and Time Square make it heavily policed and quite safe.

CONS
* NOISE--from the Lincoln Tunnel, the Javits, the River, the tourists, but above all else the construction
* Proximity to Javits Center, Penn Station, and Time Square can suck the character out of the location. Don't move here if you're looking to easily find a neighborhood with it's own personality (your local coffee place is going to be Starbucks and your local Italian place is going to be a hike if you want anything other than Sbarro/Olive Garden).
I think that Hell's Kitchen is one of the most underrated neighborhoods at Stern. It is a great location, between Stern and Central Park. During the summer, it's perfect! You can walk up to Central Park, go to the Hudson River, and avoid Times Square. The neighborhood has a lot of restaurants and bars as well - which make it a fun place to live. The commute to Stern is short - about 30 minutes. The only con is that the supermarkets in this area are slightly expensive (i.e. Whole Foods), and the open markets close pretty early.
Great. We live definitely closer to the West side - as in by Union Square. The farther east you go the idea is it becomes less safe. Lots to do, lots to see, and a straight shot to school

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