Riverwalk is located on Roosevelt Island and is home to postdocs.


Riverwalk is a luxury condominium that houses postdoctoral associates and their family members. The 16-story building is located on Roosevelt Island, which is a subway or tram ride across the East River from our main campus. Accommodations include unfurnished studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments with full kitchens and baths.

Furnishings: None. Residents must provide their own furniture. Each unit is fully equipped with standard kitchen appliances.

Utilities: Water and heat are included in your monthly license fee, but you are responsible for gas and electric. You must set up your account with Con Edison—NYC’s gas and electric provider— prior to moving in. You can also contact a local cable provider for cable TV and internet service.

Air Conditioning: HVAC units in each room.

Pets: Pets are permitted, but prior approval is required and a fee may apply. For more details, incoming residents can contact Housing, while current residents can speak with building staff at the concierge desk.

Riverwalk is primarily a postdoctoral associate building. Current residents who are promoted to a faculty title (Instructor or above) at Weill Cornell Medicine and wish to remain in WCM Housing, will be required to relocate to Sutton Terrace. The higher Faculty Rates are charged for any period of time residents are permitted to remain in their apartment at Riverwalk. Please refer to Postdoctoral Associate Housing Policy for details on housing eligibility and tenancy limits.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Children's Play Room
  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Garden
  • Laundry Room
  • Lounge
  • On-site Maintenance/Live-in Superintendent
  • Roof Deck

Costs & Residents

Housing Fees: 2024-2025

Studio: $1,712 - $1,984
One-Bedroom: $2,175 - $2,655
Two-Bedroom: $3,638 - $3,748

  • Postdoctoral Associates


455 Main Street
The Riverwalk entrance.
The living room in a Riverwalk one-bedroom apartment.
Another view of the living room and kitchen bar in a Riverwalk one-bedroom apartment.
The bedroom in a Riverwalk one-bedroom apartment.
The bathroom in a Riverwalk one-bedroom apartment.
The kitchen in a Riverwalk one-bedroom apartment.
The resident lounge in available on the building's penthouse floor.
The roof deck has beautiful views of Manhattan and Queens.
The fitness room has cardio and weightlifting equipment.
The children's playroom is stocked with toys and books.
The lobby is staffed by a concierge 24/7.
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