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Just Sell the Naming Rights to Staples Already

We're plotting a takedown of Monday's guest blogger, Josh Albertson, at our poker night tonight. Why? The can of worms he opened regarding the naming of the west Soho neighborhood oft-known as Hudson Square just can't be closed, despite our best efforts. Inside, two more impassioned emails from Curbed readers about the correct name for the neighborhood.

Email number one:

Regarding the naming of the Hudson Square neighborhood:

Hudson Square is a real estate broker's appellation which dates back less than 10 years. I lived in that area (Spring, between Greenwich & Washington) in the late '80s and early '90s (and worked there through '97), and it had no name until the mid- to late-90s.

In the mid-90s, brokers were playing with all sorts of names for the neighborhood