Rivers Bend – 501 East 87th Street

Rivers Bend is a luxury apartment rental building located on York Avenue on the Upper East Side. It was built in 1968 and is a white-brick building with 22 stories. Each story offers eleven apartments; most of which offer wood-burning fireplaces. The building’s facade is modulated with dark spandrels, several columns of balconies and numerous terraces. Rivers Bend boast a glass-enclosed rooftop pool and gym, a garage, 24-hour doorman and more.

Units and Pricing

There are just two units available at Rivers Bend, a testament to the popularity of the building. Both are one bedrooms with 750 square feet; one is listed at $2,800/month while the other is listed at $3,000/month. The average price per square foot at Rivers Bend is a mere $48.

Features and Amenities

Rivers Bend has a glass-enclosed, rooftop pool and gym, a garage, a 24-hour doorman, sidewalk landscaping and an attractive lobby. The building is pet-friendly and has central air-conditioning. Many apartments have fireplaces and almost all have private balconies.


Rivers Bend is located just a short walk from Carl Schurz Park and several excellent private schools. The Upper East Side is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Manhattan, thanks to its quiet, tree-lined streets and gorgeous architecture. Once a haven for the wealthy and upper class folks, it’s become a place that also suits the upwardly mobile. The neighborhood has drawn bars, eateries and shopping destinations onto its streets, so you’ll never lack for something to do.

Rivers Bend

Rivers Bend offers spacious apartments, great amenities and an amazing location, all for the low price of just $48/square foot. It’s a great building for families given its proximity to various parks and great schools, and the promise of a balcony and wood-burning fireplace helps to persuade.