Greenwich Street is a north-south street in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It extends from the intersection of Ninth Avenue and Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District at its northernmost end to its southern end at Battery Park, interrupted between Vesey and Liberty Streets by the World Trade Center site. As the World Trade Center site is redeveloped, the street will be reconnected. It is sometimes confused with the similarly named Greenwich Avenue.
Main east-west streets crossed include (from north to south) Christopher Street, Houston Street, Canal Street and Chambers Street. Greenwich Street travels through a number of neighborhoods, including the Meatpacking District, the West Village, Hudson Square and TriBeCa. North of Spring Street, traffic travels north on Greenwich Street; south of Spring Street, it travels south.
Greenwich Street was the site of early experiments in elevated transit in the late 1860s, and was the downtown route of the Ninth Avenue El, which was demolished in 1940.
The IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line runs under Greenwich Street from Vesey Street south to its end. The Cortlandt Street and Rector Street stations (1 train) serve it directly. Due to the September 11 attacks, and the resulting destruction of the World Trade Center, the Cortlandt Street station has been indefinitely closed, pending the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site. Other subway stations serve Greenwich Street from nearby. These include (from north to south) the 14th Street – Eighth Avenue station (A C E L trains); the Christopher Street – Sheridan Square (local), Houston Street (local), Canal Street (local), Franklin Street (local) and Chambers Street (express) stations on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line (1 2 3 trains); and the Chambers Street – World Trade Center station (A C E trains).
The Christopher Street PATH train station (HOB–33, JSQ–33, JSQ–33 (via HOB) trains) is located on Christopher Street just east of Greenwich Street. The World Trade Center PATH station (NWK–WTC, HOB–WTC trains) is located at Vesey and Greenwich Streets.
The World Trade Center Transportation Hub is being built between Greenwich and Church Streets, to connect the five stations at the World Trade Center site (1 2 3 A C E R and PATH trains). The combined station will connect via the Dey Street Passageway with the Fulton Center (2 3 4 5 A C J Z trains).
The uptown M11 bus travels on Greenwich Street from Bethune Street to Gansevoort Street. The crosstown M8 bus crosses Greenwich Street in both directions, westbound on Christopher Street and eastbound on West 10th Street; similarly, the crosstown M21 bus crosses Greenwich Street in both directions, westbound on Houston Street and eastbound on Spring Street.
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