542 W 157TH ST in Washington Heights

Washington Heights

Quiet On the rise Near park

Extending from 155th Street to Dyckman Street, Washington Heights is home to some of the most interesting geographic features in Manhattan.

The neighborhood’s lofty name is derived from the fact that—at 256 feet above sea level—it is situated at the highest point in Manhattan. Because of its steep inclines, numerous "step" streets (one of which has 130 stairs) connect one street to the next.

The population of Washington Heights is over 150,000.

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Building Mix

  • 44% Pre War
  • 19% Elevator/Laundry Building
  • 15% Elevator Building
  • 13% Walk-Up
  • 4% Post War
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Descriptions of 542 W 157th St

Beautiful Hardwood Open Kitchen Layout Tall Windows High Ceilings Elevator Building Very Close to 1 Train, Right Down the Street from from A/C Trains Close to Columbia Presbyterian, Convenient to City College and Columbia U What Do You Need. Jess Kelley (Mar 2013)
>Located minutes from Fort Tyron, Highbridge and Bennet Park, The Little Red Lighthouse, New Leaf Restaurant, Casa del Mofongo, The Monkey Room, Probus NYC and many other great Wash Heights restaurants, bars and shops. Samuel Quiggins (May 2014)
Just steps to Restaurants, Shopping, Supermarkets, Laundry, Boricua College, Columbia University Medical Center, River Bank State Park, The Henry Hudson Greenway, and the 1, C and Express A trains. Jeremiah Wiggins (May 2014)
Coral Diner, Dunkin' Donuts, Empanadas Monumental, Harlem Public, Latino's Bar and Grill, La Libertad Restaurant, Tonalli Cafe/Bar, and close to Riverbank State Park. Rick Hernandez (May 2013)
Close to Columbia, City College, NY Presbyterian Hospital, Harlem Public, The Chipped Cup, Planet Fitness, River Side Park, Fairway Market, Banks and much more. 1 Train on the corner and A/C blocks away, near Columbia, Chipped Cup Coffee, Harlem Social and much more. Shanna Sharp (Aug 2013)
At lease signing, tenants should be prepared to pay 1st months rent, 1 month security, application fee and Brokerage fee (if there is one. Natalie Sigurdsson (Aug 2013)
Conveniently located, vibrant Broadway, City College, waterfront, parks, restaurants, cafes, bars, fairways and more your doorstep. Sebastien Haizet (Aug 2013)
It sits in a great neighborhood, offers everything a single person or couple couple want, and is priced so so so so right. Peta Couzens (Sep 2014)
A short stroll to many wonderful restaurants, bars, music spots, and grocery stores. Shawtane Bowen (Aug 2013)
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Nearby Subway Stations

  • 1 157 St (0.07 mi)
  • C A 155 St (0.27 mi)
  • C A 163 St - Amsterdam Av (0.34 mi)
  • D B 155 St (0.46 mi)
  • 1 168 St - Washington Hts (0.56 mi)

building details

Floors: 6
Units: 43
Floor area: 31578
Year built: 1910

Building Median Rents

1br: $1,450
2br: $1,650

Nearby Schools

  • P.S. 004 Duke Ellington
  • Elementary
  • 500 WEST 160 STREET
  • P.S. 028 Wright Brothers
  • Elementary
  • 475 WEST 155 STREET
  • P.S. 210 21 St Century Academy
  • K-8
  • 501-503 WEST 152 STREET
  • M.S. 328 Manhattan Middle School For Scientific
  • Junior High-Intermediate-Middle
  • 401 WEST 164 STREET
  • M.S. 326 Writers Today & Leaders Tomorrow
  • Junior High-Intermediate-Middle
  • 401 WEST 164 STREET
  • P.S. 046 Arthur Tappan
  • Elementary
  • Gregorio Luperon High School For Science And Mathe
  • High school
  • 501 WEST 165TH
  • Hamilton Heights School
  • Elementary
  • P.S. 153 Adam Clayton Powell
  • Elementary
  • P.S. 008 Luis Belliard
  • Elementary
  • 465 WEST 167 STREET