Audubon Park Historic District
The Cragmoor Dwellings (801Riverside Drive at the end of 157th Street)
Detail of the Cragmoor Dwellings: roofline, Spanish arch,
and fire escape
Buildings placed on certain sites may completely block the most desirable street openings and may affect the grades best suited for other parts of the tract...One such building has been recently undertaken on the northwest side of the present driveway where it bends eastward to join the old Boulevard Lafayette at 158th Street...Unless early action be taken by the Board of Estimate, this building will be erected facing the handsome and superior types of buildings on the east side of the drive, and it will stand across the line of 157th Street...
A Statement by Washington Heights Taxpayers Association
Fifteen feet of sidewalk in front of Cragmoor Dwellings, a ten-story apartment house on Riverside Drive, near 157th Street, fell in last night, having been undermined by a leaky water pipe. Employees of the Water Department earlier in the day shut off the water in the pipe which led to the apartment house, the only building in the block.
New York Times
September 12, 1923
The Irwinessi Holding Corporation (David Lieberman and Samuel Horwitz) purchased from the North River Building Corporation, Mose Goodman, President, the six-story elevator apartment house know as Cragmoor Dwellings, at 801 Riverside Drive, occupying the westerly block front on the Drive between 157th and 158th Streets. The structure was completed a couple of years ago by the sellers. It contains suites of three, four, and five rooms, and returns an annual rental of about $80,000. New York Times
March 9, 1923
The Irwinessi Holding Corporation sold to A. H. Levy and Harry Rutheiser have bought the six-story elevator apartment house known as Cragmoor Dwellings, at 801 Riverside Drive. The house was valued at $150,000 and returns an annual rental of about $80,000. It stands on a plot of about five lots, with a frontage of 219 feet on Riverside Drive. Hyman Horwitz negotiated the propery under contract from the builders, the North Building Corporation, which completed it about two years ago. New York Times
May 24, 1923
A. H. Levy and Harry Rutheiser have resold the six-story elevator apartment house, known as the Cragmoor Dwellings, at 801 Riverside Drive to Harris Rubin and Herman Schaefer for investment. The structure stands on a plot of about five lots, between 156th and 157th Streets, with a Riverside Drive frontages of 219 feet, and the most southerly house on the west side of that thoroughfare...it is arranged for eight famlies on a floor in suites of three, four and five rooms. It returns an annual rental of about $77,000 and was erected by Mose Goldman a couple of years ago. New York Times
January 5, 1924