Neighborhoods within bigger neighborhoods: Dumbo has Vinegar Hill, Flatiron has NoMad and Greenwich Village has Noho. Now, we’ve added another sub-neighborhood to help narrow your apartment search: Hudson Square is now a part of Soho.
Previously, our StreetEasy database has referred to residential listings in this area as Soho, which sprawls west of Lafayette to the Hudson River, south from East and West Houston and north of Canal Street. After watching the area evolve, we’ve now added a boundary within Soho, from 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) west to the river, and officially designated it Hudson Square (above). It’s been a neighborhood in the making as explained in this blog post we wrote in 2016, as well as articles by The New York Times, the New York Post and others.
Redevelopment taking place in this area historically known as the Printing District has been exciting and fast-paced, with luxury condos at buildings like 15 Renwick, 70 Charlton, 497 Greenwich Street, and 565 Broome transforming the district along with new rental buildings like 261 Hudson Street from industry giant Related and designed by renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
Hudson Square’s territory also includes the Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District, a landmarked district that contains the largest concentration of Federal style and Greek Revival row houses built in the first half of the 19th century.
Hudson Square has been on the map for several years, after zoning changes in 2013 paved the way for residential condo and housing development in what had been a largely industrial neighborhood. With Greenwich Village just to the north, Tribeca to the south and Soho to the East, Hudson Square is already one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city.
No one seems to be bothered by the fact that Hudson Square is where the mouth of the Holland Tunnel brings a traffic clog onto its surface streets, or that Trump Soho hotel is the tallest building in the nabe. There’s just too much enticing about Hudson Square for anything to stand in the way of residents old and new who want a piece of the place.
In addition to the Ear Inn, which some of us have been frequenting so long we’re embarrassed to admit it, other notable spots in Hudson Square include The SoHo Playhouse, SOB’s, City Winery and the Children’s Museum of the Arts.