Type:Hi-rise
Era:Post-war
Year:1975
Floors:43
Number of Units:180
Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Doorman
  • Health Club
  • Pool
  • Roof deck

health club pool maid service storage room pets allowed
About Rivercourt, 429 East 52nd Street

This 37-story rental apartment building, which is known as River Court, is in the lee of River House, one of the city's most spectacular, glamorous and legendary apartment buildings.

River House is a few doors to the east at the end of the street overlooking the East River and has a very, very impressive gateway and landscaped driveway entrance.

River Court, of course, is of a different generation, style and economy, but its entrance is pretty impressive as the slab tower is set back on the site close to 53rd Street and is approached through a lushly landscaped garden path from 52nd Street that on its own would be intimidating and gracious.

The brown-brick building was erected by the Perlbinder family in 1975 and abounds in bay windows that give its faade considerable rhythm as well as excellent views. The residents of River House may not enjoy views of River Court as much as those of River Court enjoy views of River House, but that is one of the niceties of New York.

This building, which is located at 429 East 52nd Street and 422 East 53rd Street, has 9 apartments a floor, a doorman and a concierge, a garage, a bicycle room, valet service and video security. The kitchens and bathrooms were upgraded in 1994.

This is a fairly quiet street although because it is dead-end there is more traffic than on many other sidestreets. There are many restaurants in the neighborhood and there are two parks not far away on Sutton Place to the north and of course the larger park to the south at the United Nations.

There is considerable traffic on First Avenue, much of it headed for the Queensborough Bridge.