Hudson Street (Manhattan)
Route and landmarks
Hudson Street has two distinct one-way traffic patterns that meet at Abingdon Square, at the street's intersection with Eighth Avenue and Bleecker Street. The southern portion of Hudson Street carries northbound traffic and begins at the intersection of West Broadway and Chambers Street. At Abingdon Square, the traffic is directed onto Eighth Avenue. Meanwhile, the section of Hudson Street north of Abingdon Square runs from 14th Street to Eighth Avenue. At 14th Street, southbound traffic from Ninth Avenue splits off into this street. Just below 14th Street, it is one of the major streets in the Meatpacking District. At Abingdon Square, traffic on Hudson Street goes into Bleecker Street.
The former New York Mercantile Exchange building is located at the corner of Hudson and Harrison Street in TriBeCa. Other notable buildings on this stretch of Hudson Street include The Church of St. Luke in the Fields and its garden, the White Horse Tavern (notorious for being the bar where poet Dylan Thomas drank and collapsed before he died of alcohol poisoning), and the headquarters of radio station WQHT ("Hot 97"), which has been the site of several shootings including a gunfight between the entourages of 50 Cent and The Game in 2005. The street is also home to the U.S. headquarters of the Pearson-owned Penguin Group.
- Writer and activist Jane Jacobs lived at 555 Hudson Street, above a candy shop. Jacobs' fought and won in her battle against Robert Moses and his efforts to build the Lower Manhattan Expressway, which would have destroyed fourteen blocks along Hudson Street in Greenwich Village. Her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities was written from this apartment and described the day-to-day activities from outside her window.
- Golfer Tiger Woods moved onto Hudson Street in late August 2010.
- Writer John Cheever lived in a boarding house on Hudson Street in the 1930s.
In popular culture
- A.E.S. Hudson Street was a comedy television show running on ABC from March 16, 1978 through April 20, 1978. This short-lived series followed the poorly equipped Adult Emergency Service hospital set on Hudson Street.
- The cast of MTV's 2001 series The Real World: Back to New York lived in a four-story loft apartment on 632 Hudson Street.
- The Northern Irish electronic duo Agnelli and Nelson released an album entitled Hudson Street in 2000.
- In the 1982 film Annie, the orphanage Annie comes from is the Hudson St. Home for Girls.
- McGrath, Ben (October 6, 2006). "Where Hip-Hop Lives: Hot 97's Turf Wars". The New Yorker. Retrieved May 29, 2010.
- Martin, Douglas (April 26, 2006). "Jane Jacobs, Social Critic Who Redefined and Championed Cities, Is Dead at 89". The New York Times. Retrieved May 4, 2010.
- "NYDailyNews.com Gossip Page Article: Tiger Woods moves into his new digs on Hudson St., stops to pet pretty brunette's puppy". Answers.com. Retrieved May 3, 2007.
- "John Cheever". Answers.com. Retrieved May 3, 2007.
- Leland, John (June 21, 2001). "Designed to Pry: Building a Better Fishbowl". The New York Times. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
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