Hendrik Hudson Building 380 Riverside Drive New York is a beautiful turn-of-the-century residential building.Spanning the entire block between Riverside Drive and Broadway at 110th Street, the Hendrik Hudson must have been a striking sight when it was completed in 1907. The facade was modeled after an Italian villa and the roof made from Spanish tile, topped by two imposing towers.
As ambitious as the facade was, the 7- to 9-room apartments were also innovative, explains Andrew Alpern’s Luxury Apartment Houses of Manhattan:“Walnut paneling, wood-beamed ceilings, mahogany doors with glass knobs, and the latest designs in porcelain bathroom fittings were all used to attract tenants,” writes Alpern. “Also offered was a billiard parlor, a cafe, a barber shop, and a ladies hairdressing salon—all for the exclusive use of the building’s occupants and guests. Rents ranged from $1500 t0 $3000 per year.”
As Morningside Heights became kind of sketchy in the post World War II years, so did the Hendrik Hudson; at some point, one of its towers disappeared. The building went co-op in 1970. It looks like an terrific place to live today.
Real estate developer Sonny Bonacio and business partner Mark Haworth closed on the purchase of the historic Hendrick Hudson building in downtown Troy, New York. Bonacio and Haworth paid $2.4 million for the 80,000-square-foot office/retail building at 200 Broadway. Pioneer Bank sold the building as part of the eventual move of its headquarters from downtown Troy to a new office building on Albany Shaker Road in Colonie.
Keenan Center plans to convert much of the space to residential apartments and retain the building’s current tenants.“We made a great many improvements to the Hendrick Hudson Building, and we sought a buyer that we thought would be a good steward of the property,” Amell said. “We trust Keenan Center and Sonny Bonacio to honor the building’s rich history and ensure that 200 Broadway remains an asset to the city of Troy, the business community and the city’s residents, both present and future.”