When it comes to apartments for rent in Manhattan, most people think they will be priced out. Particularly if they want more than a studio. Hudson Heights is one of Manhattan’s best undiscovered neighborhoods. Adding to the allure of Hudson Heights is the amazing collection of Art Deco and Art Nouveau buildings, with beautiful pre-war proportions. Compared to other apartments in Manhattan, Hudson Heights has wonderful housing stock.
As the name implies, it’s situated on the high ground overlooking the Hudson River, facing New Jersey. In the 1930s and 40s, this neighborhood was know as Frankfurt-on-the-Hudson. As Wikipedia writes
In the years after World War II, the neighborhood was referred to as Frankfurt-on-the-Hudson due to the dense population of German and Austrian Jews who had settled there.A disproportionately large number of Germans who settled in the area had come from Frankfurt-am-Main, possibly giving rise to new name.No other neighborhood in the city was home to so many German Jews, who had created their own central German world in the 1930s.
Hudson Heights is home to the highest natural point in Manhattan – 265 ft. above sea level, located. Which makes it just a few feet shorter than the torch on the Statue of Liberty.
Today, the neighborhood is mostly residential, with many of the residential apartment buildings being pre-war and of Art Deco style. Again, as Wikipedia points out, Facades in the Art Nouveau, Neo-Classical, Tudor and Collegiate Gothic styles are also present. Many of the apartment houses are co-ops and a few are condos; the remainder are still available for rent.
For a fascinating and well illustrated history of the Art Nouveau period, take a look at The Story of Art Nouveau.
The strength and stability of the neighborhood comes from the many co-ops and condo apartments along the Heights. But there are still some remaining rental buildings, and we have three great No Fee New York apartments to bring to your attention. All three are renovated and convenient to subways. Enjoy the tour just below the Search Form.
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