Thompson Street (Manhattan)

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Thompson Street
Postal code 10012, 10013[1]
Location Greenwich Village and SoHo, Manhattan, New York City
North end Washington Square South
South end Canal Street
East LaGuardia Place
West Sullivan Street

Thompson Street is a street in the Lower Manhattan neighborhoods of Greenwich Village and SoHo in New York City, which runs north-south, from Washington Square South. It runs parallel to and between Sullivan Street (to the west), and LaGuardia Place (formerly Laurens Street) which becomes West Broadway (to the east). Vehicular traffic goes southbound.[2][3]

The street was named for Revolutionary War Brigadier General William Thompson, who served in New York and Canada.[4]

Notable places[edit]

  • 60 Thompson, at 60 Thompson Street, hotel.[5]
  • Omen, at 113 Thompson Street, Japanese restaurant; Zagats gave it a food rating of 26, and ranked it # 11 in Soho.[6]
  • Lupa, at 170 Thompson Street, Italian restaurant; Zagats gave it a food rating of 25.[7]
  • Tomoe Sushi, at 172 Thompson Street, sushi restaurant; Zagats gave it a food rating of 26.[8]
  • Vesuvio Playground, on the corner of Thompson Street and Spring Street; a neighborhood park, formerly named Thompson Street Playground.[9]
  • The Uncommons, at 230 Thompson Street, formerly the Village Chess Shop, now Manhattan's first and only board game cafe.[10][11]
  • Chess Forum, at 219 Thompson Street, chess store and club.[12]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zip Code Finder and Boundary Map". Maps.huge.info. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Luther S Harris (2003). Around Washington Square: an illustrated history of Greenwich Village. JHU Press. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Google Inc. "Thompson Street". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Thompson+Street,+New+York,+NY&hl=en&ll=40.72225,-73.996654&spn=0.017498,0.042272.
  4. ^ Sanna Feirstein (2001). Naming New York: Manhattan Places & how They Got Their Names. NYU Press. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Time Out New York". Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Omen | Manhattan | Restaurant Menus and Reviews". Zagat. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Lupa Osteria Romana | Manhattan | Restaurant Menus and Reviews". Zagat. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Tomoe Sushi | Manhattan | Restaurant Menus and Reviews". Zagat. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ Dobkin, Jake (April 24, 2006). "Playground Mystery on Thompson Street Solved". Gothamist. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  10. ^ Peter Julius Aravena Sloan (2012). NY Chess Since 1972: A Guide Book of Places to Go and People You Will See Around NY Chess. Sloans Book Press. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ Holly Hughes (2007). Frommer's New York City with Kids. John Wiley & Sons. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  12. ^ Nm Peter Julius Aravena Sloan; Peter Julius Aravena Sloan; Anda Aravena (3 January 2012). NY Chess Since 1972. Sloans Book Press. pp. 2; 38; 42; 57; 58; 59; 61 ;75–. ISBN 978-1-4609-6141-4. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  13. ^ a b c d Eric Ferrara (2011). Manhattan Mafia Guide: Hits, Homes and Headquarters. The History Press. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  14. ^ ".". Hutchinson News. January 6, 1985. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  15. ^ The Real Frank Zappa Book. Simon and Schuster. 1990. Retrieved April 11, 2013.