Hendrik Hudson Building 380 Riverside Drive New York

New York Apartment Entrances

New York Apartment Entrances: The drawings contained in this series of New York entrances are part of the suite of drawings of historic apartment building entrances  in the city of New York which eventually will comprise a book published with the author Andrew Alpern. Ultimately there will be about 70 images in the set of which this series comprises the initial drawings.

The Upper West Side, sometimes abbreviated UWS,is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River and between West 59th Street andWest 110th Street. The Upper West Side is sometimes also considered by the real estate industry to include the neighborhood of Morningside Heights.

Like the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side is an affluent, primarily residential area with many of its residents working in more commercial areas in Midtown and Lower Manhattan. It has the reputation of being home to New York City’s cultural, intellectual hub, with Columbia University located at the north end of the neighborhood, and artistic workers, with Lincoln Center located at the south end. On the other hand, the Upper East Side is traditionally perceived to be home to commercial and business types.

New York Entrances are some of the finest domestic architecture in the world. Some of the entrances to the historic buildings are the most elaborate and interesting in the whole of the United States of America.

The building form most closely associated with New York City is the skyscraper, which has shifted many commercial and residential districts from low-rise to high-rise. Surrounded mostly by water, the city has amassed one of the largest and most varied collection of skyscrapers in the world.