Riverbank West: one of the handsomest apartment buildings in Midtown. This 44-story tower was erected in 1988 and is known for its spectacular views of the Hudson River and its utilitarian tower with two low setbacks and a two-story limestone base on 43rd Street.
There is excellent crosstown bus service on 42nd Street, and the nearest subways are at Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street. Riverbank West is close to the Intrepid Museum on the Hudson River to the west and Times Square to the east. There are many off-Broadway theaters nearby as well as numerous restaurants. Ninth Avenue in this area is famous for its food stores. The large and impressive Javits Convention Center is a few blocks south, and an entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel is nearby.
The red-brick high-rise's 418 apartments are treated to a health club, sundeck, garage, concierge, recreation room, children's room, storage space, valet service, bicycle room and T-1 Internet connections. Bring your pets! About 85 percent of the apartments have balconies with glass railings, and the building has a curved entrance marquee above its white-gloved doorman.