A-ROD, ROBIN WILLIAMS LIVE IN UPPER WEST SIDE’S ONLY HURRICANE EVACUATION ZONE

The luxury apartment buildings along the Hudson River from 63rd to 72nd Streets  offer wonderful views, concierge-like service, and even a special lane for limousines. But the Riverside South buildings, originally developed by Donald Trump, also offer one disadvantage right about now: they sit on the only residential block on the Upper West Side that is in one of the city’s evacuation zones. So far, the buildings haven’t been evacuated, because they are in Zone B, but if they do get evacuated you could see some celebrities running for their lives, begging to shack up with you in your crappy fourth-story walkup.

Among the celebrities who reportedly own homes or are renting in that area: Yankee slugger and ‘roid-head Alex Rodriguez, used-to-be-funnyman Robin Williams, and famed violinist Pinchas Zukerman. And Tracy Morgan used to live at Trump Place, but he moved out recently, shortly after his fish tank caught on fire. But I’m sure that they’re all at their fabulous mountain retreats this weekend anyway. Or, you know, playing baseball.

To the left is a blowup of the evacuation zone, with Zone A depicted in orange, and Zone B depicted in yellow. Here’s the link to the complete NYC map.

For our Upper West Sider’s guide to surviving Hurricane Irene, click here.

Photo of Riverside boulevard by erik jaeger via flickr.

NEWS, REAL ESTATE | 3 comments | permalink
    1. love the photo says:

      Is this something like the Titanic and it doesn’t really matter what you paid for the stateroom? You got soaked when you signed up.

    2. Phil says:

      Hahahaha! Two of the most poignantly funny things I’ve ever read on the Rag…

      “but if they do get evacuated you could see some celebrities running for their lives, begging to shack up with you in your crappy fourth-story walkup”

      “But I’m sure that they’re all at their fabulous mountain retreats this weekend anyway. Or, you know, playing baseball.”

    3. rett sheridan says:

      I post this article for friends and family
      who haven’t visited me yet. I am here for the year at least and don’t, and won’t, know any of the celebrities listed. It is a fabulous little nook of Manhattan with almost no through traffic, just more babies and dogs than I have ever seen. (all kids 2 and up now have scooters on the sidewalks along with strollers for twins and triplets.
      I am now suffering from a fall over 2 small dogs on too long leashes that jumped in front of me. Yup, stiches in my face, broken right finger and broken left wrist and elbow. No fun at all! The pier is a gorgeous place, fabulous place built out into the river facing sunset with lots of boat watching. I feel like I am on vacation. Hope you come visit.