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.