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George Washington

101 Wadsworth Avenue
New York, NY 10033
Residential

George Washington, or 101 Wadsworth Avenue, is one of four 32-story buildings in Washington Heights known as the Bridge Apartments. The 480-unit rental building, located at the corner of 178th Street, was completed in 1962. The Bridge Apartments buildings straddle a section of the I-95 highway known as the Trans-Manhattan Expressway, leading to the George Washington Bridge. Many of the apartments have breathtaking views. However, because of traffic below, residents have to deal with intrusive noise if they open their windows as well as vibrations from trucks that rumble by. Vehicle exhaust renders the balconies, or terraces, unusable, except as open-air storage. In 1960, an attempt to get more middle-income housing built, the city auctioned off air rights of a three-acre area near the George Washington Bridge to the Kratter Corporation for a $1 million. The buildings Kratter put up were part of the Mitchell-Lama program. In 1987, David Bistricer acquired 101 Wadsworth with partner Jacob Schwimmer for an estimated $11 million, based on the $9 million mortgage. Bistricer and Schwimmer paid off the low-interest mortgages under the Mitchell-Lama program, but kept them as rentals rather than converting them to cooperatives. From east to west, the buildings are sandwiched between 178th and 179th Streets at 260 Audubon Avenue, 1370 St. Nicholas Avenue, 1365 St. Nicholas Avenue, and 111 Wadsworth Avenue. -MK

  • Address 101 Wadsworth Avenue
  • neighborhood Washington Heights
  • borough Manhattan
  • owner Clipper Equity
  • owner entity NYC DCAS
  • block and lot 1-02162-9001
  • BIN 1079921

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