3. The neighborhood features Art Deco and Tudor Revival architecture
Hudson Heights was first developed in the 1920s and 1930s, so many of the neighborhood’s buildings are Art Deco. 250 Cabrini Boulevard, for example, features a set of Art Deco doors, while a number of buildings along Fort Washington Avenue also feature Art Deco exteriors. Tudor Revival-style buildings are also quite popular, as evidenced by Hudson View Gardens on Pinehurst Avenue and Cabrini Boulevard. Hudson View Gardens was constructed between 1923 and 1925 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The cooperative was designed by George F. Pelham and today features gorgeous gardens, historic entrances and archways, and a private playground.
Across the street from Hudson View Gardens is Castle Village, a five-building cooperative apartment complex built between 1938 and 1939 by Charles V. Paterno. They were among the first apartment towers to use reinforced concrete, and they were modeled off medieval European castle keeps. The apartments are among the most expensive in the area, many with views of the Hudson River. Although many of the buildings and surrounding gardens and parks are pristine, this was not always the case; a 75-foot retaining wall below one of the gardens collapsed in 2005, resulting in a landslide.