River House Fact Sheet

ADDRESS: 150, 152, 154 Overlook Avenue
Peekskill, New York 10566
BUILT: Mid-1970’s as a luxury apartment rental property
CONVERTED TO CO-OP: May 14, 1982
LOCATION: Between Route 6 and Bear Mt. Parkway, Peekskill, NY (approx. 22,000 city residents)
COUNTY: Westchester (approx. 1,000,000 residents)
GEOGRAPHICAL MARKERS: Hudson Valley, Hudson River and surrounding mountainside
STYLE: Stucco Contemporary
NO. OF BUILDINGS: 3 (150 High-rise with Penthouse Level; and 152 and 154 Low-rise)
COMBINED NO. OF APTS.: 213 units
APT. LAYOUTS: L-Shaped Studios with 1 bath
1 Bedrooms with 1 bath
2 Bedroom Single-levels with 1 ½ baths
2 Bedroom Duplexes with 1 ½ baths
GROUNDS: 14 paved, wooded and landscaped acres
ONSITE RECREATION: Swimming Pool and Sun Deck
2 Tennis Courts
Playground
Picnic and Barbecue Areas
Party Tent with Barbecue Grills
Nature Trail
ONSITE PARKING: Three facilities include: 

  1. Upper Main Lot: For residents only
  2. Lower Lot #1: Leased spaced for residents only
  3. Visitors Lot #2: Free parking for guests
STORAGE AREAS: Includes both complimentary storage units and leased space for personal belongings; plus bike rooms that are free of charge
TYPE OF OWNERSHIP: Shareholders of Cooperative Apartment Complex
MANAGEMENT: Currently managed by Hudson North Management, LLC Ardsley, NY
GOVERNED: Seven-member Board of Directors who are elected annually
FINANCIAL DATA: No underlying mortgage and substantial cash reserve
MAINTENANCE FEE: A monthly maintenance charge includes real estate and school taxes (which are tax deductible and eligible for NYS STAR and Vet tax refund programs), as well as grounds and infrastructure maintenance, staff compensation, heat and hot water
MINUTES TO DOWNTOWN: Five minutes along Route 6 west, toward river
MINUTES TO WHITE PLAINS: 20-30 minutes depending on traffic
MINUTES TO NYC: Less than 1 hour on express train (Metro North)
Up to 1:20 minutes on local
MAJOR ROUTES & ARTERIES: Routes 6 (east-west), 9 (north-south) and 202 (east-west), Taconic Parkway, Palisades Parkway, Bear Mountain Parkway and Bear Mountain Extension
CITY HISTORIAN: John J. Curran
GROCERY SHOPPING: Stop & Shop (Route 6 in the Beach Shopping Center)
Shoprite (Route 6)
A&P (Route 6 in the Cortlandt Town Center)
RETAIL SHOPPING: Downtown Peekskill
Beach Shopping Center, Peekskill
Kohl’s Department Store, Cortlandt Manor
Jefferson Valley Mall, Route 6 and Lee Blvd., Yorktown Heights
The Westchester, White Plains
Galleria, White Plains
Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets, Central Valley
NEAREST HOSPITAL: Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Route 202, Cortlandt Manor, just five minutes away
NEAREST PARKS: Riverfront Green
Depew Park/Blue Mountain Reservation
Bear Mountain State Reservation
Harriman State Park
Downing Park/FDR State Park
FAMOUS PEOPLE
WHO LIVED HERE:
Jan Peeck (established first trading post in the 17th Century) 

Rose Bonavita Hickey (Rosie the Riveter)

Aaron Copland (20th Century composer)

L. Frank Baum (cadet at Peekskill Military Academy who was inspired by a “yellow brick road” and authored The Wizard of Oz)

Harriet Beecher Stowe (authored Uncle Tom’s Cabin)

George A. Pataki (former City Mayor, NYS Assemblyman, NYS Senator and Governor of New York for three terms)

Elton Brand, NBA star with the Philadelphia 76ers