A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from February 26, 2012
Riverside Boulevard

"All This Neighborhood Needs Is a Name” by Alison Gregor is a February 24, 2012 story in the New York (NY) Times about the residential real estate developments along Riverside Boulevard in the west side of Manhattan, between 59th and 72nd streets. The neighborhood doesn’t have an official—or even a popularly used unofficial— name, so “Riverside Boulevard” has been used.

Bracha Blog
Manhattan’s Upper West Side – An Upscale Manhattan Neighborhood of Pre-War Architecture and Modern Convenience Between the Hudson River and Central Park West
Posted by Ilan Bracha on Monday, April 4, 2011
Riverside Boulevard, 60th to 72nd Streets, reflects the epitome of a luxury lifestyle with highrise Manhattan luxury living at its absolute best. Donald Trump was the first to purchase and begin development in this area and Extell Development is completing this section of the Upper West Side.

New York (NY) Times
All This Neighborhood Needs Is a Name
Published: February 24, 2012
TWENTY years after Donald J. Trump envisioned a series of apartment towers on the old Penn Central rail yards south of 72nd Street on the Upper West Side, a small city has risen there, with some 8,000 people living in 4,000 apartments — and plans for thousands more on the drawing board.

The neighborhood, on 77 acres stretching from 59th to 72nd Street, doesn’t have an official name. Some brokers and residents refer to it as Riverside Boulevard, for the new street that runs along its western edge. Others jokingly call it the Strip, a reference to the dozen high-rises that march up the boulevard, a mix of condos and market-rate and subsidized rentals.

The Real Deal
Riverside Boulevard neighborhood matures, condo sales improve
February 24, 2012 09:00AM
After passing through three owners and countless lawsuits, the neighborhood taking root in the massive developments along Riverside Boulevard on the Upper West Side is beginning to mature.

Curbed (NY)
Neighborhood Names
Put On Your Naming Caps for Riverside TrumpLand

Friday, February 24, 2012, by Dave Hogarty
Is it time for the strip of high rises along Riverside Boulevard to earn a neighborhood name of its own? The real estate corridor overlooking the Hudson River between 72nd Street and 59th Street is the sort of sui generis development that Donald Trump would envision—extending the Upper West Side beyond the boundary-named West End Avenue and on top of rail yards. Trump never got to build his record-setting 150 story building on the site and the property has changed hands a number of times as condo and rental towers have sprung up and the riverfront park along the Hudson has turned reliably green. And the strip continues to grow, with Extell fighting long and hard for approval to build its Riverside Center mega-development at the southern end of Riverside Boulevard, although it’s rumored that land is for sale now that all the approval green lights have been given. Does this collection of developments merit its own neighborhood name? And if so, what would you call it?
02/24/12 01:23 PM
How about:
Blight on the Hudson?
Staten Island in the Vertical?
Mistake on the Hudson?
Architecturally Bankrupts-ville?

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNeighborhoods • (1) Comments • Sunday, February 26, 2012 • Permalink