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The Paterno is a Manhattan apartment building located at 116th Street and Riverside Drive and also known as 440 Riverside Drive. The building is noted for its curved facade, impressive marble lobby with a stained-glass ceiling, and substantial porte-cochère. Across 116th Street, The Paterno faces the Colosseum, another building with a similar curved facade. The New York Times has said that the "opposing curves, (form) a gateway as impressive as any publicly built arch or plaza in New York.[2]

The Paterno
The Paterno 1910.jpg
Alternative namesPaterno Apartments
General information
Architectural styleRenaissance Revival
Address440 Riverside Drive, Morningside Heights, Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Coordinates40°48′32.06″N 73°57′54.98″W / 40.8089056°N 73.9652722°W / 40.8089056; -73.9652722Coordinates: 40°48′32.06″N 73°57′54.98″W / 40.8089056°N 73.9652722°W / 40.8089056; -73.9652722
Construction started1909
Height144 ft
Technical details
Floor count13
Design and construction
Architecture firmSchwartz & Gross
DeveloperPaterno Brothers

The Paterno and Colosseum were both developed by Charles V. Paterno and designed by the architectural firm of Schwartz & Gross.[3]

The Paterno has been featured in the films Enchanted and Enemies, a Love Story.


  1. ^ "The Paterno". Emporis. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  2. ^ Gray, Christopher (August 15, 1999). "The Colosseum and the Paterno, 116th Street and Riverside Drive; At Curves in the Road, 2 Unusually Shaped Buildings". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-07.
  3. ^ Renner, James (September 2001), "Dr. Charles V. Paterno", Washington Heights & Inwood Online, archived from the original on 2011-09-27, retrieved 2009-12-05 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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