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The City Council is expected to vote on the controversial Hudson Square rezoning plan tomorrow morning next week. (UPDATE: The vote was postponed from March 7 until Wednesday, March 13 at 9am.) Before we know whether or not developers will be allowed to build soaring residential towers (and some affordable housing, too) in the currently majorly commercial area, we figured we should at least let readers know what's in the darned district, and what's at stake when tomorrow's the yays and nays are eventually all counted up. So behold, a map with 14 different places you should know in the changing neighborhood?from an existing museum and chocolate shop to the future headquarters of a publishing giant to spots where hotels and condo towers are destined to rise should the zoning changes be approved. Are there any other vitally important developments in Hudson Square on the horizon? Let us know.
?The Hudson Square Connection contributed research for the map.

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1. St. John's Building

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340 West Street
New York, NY 10014

This looooong building parallel to the Hudson River has massive redevelopment potential for office space, residences, or a hotel—and, apparently, oodles of interested buyers.

2. Jacques Torres Chocolate

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350 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 414-2462
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To defend (and ideally attract more customers to) his flagship location, the celebrity chocolatier himself testified in favor of the rezoning at a City Council subcommittee hearing.

3. Future Toll Brothers' Building

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86 King Street
New York, NY 10014

Toll Brothers purchased this site early this year. There's currently a 40,000-square-foot building there, with 160,000 square feet more of air rights available. In other words, the spot has potential —if the rezoning is approved. For now, though, it's basically truck parking.

4. Children's Museum Of The Arts

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103 Charlton
New York, NY 10014

This hub for art and culture aimed at young people outgrew its Soho space and moved to Hudson Square in late 2011. The museum is in favor of the rezoning because it hopes to gain visitors and patrons if the area has more residences.

5. WeWork Labs NY

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175 Varick St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 961-1300
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With a goal to help early stage startups in the city, WeWork offers boutique office space, coworking areas and desks, and places for collaborative projects.

6. Future Home of Pearson Publishing

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330 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013

Publishing giant Pearson chose this office space for its headquarters, and is speeding up expansion plans for a move-in date of 2014. In addition to 330 Hudson Street, the publisher of the Financial Times and Penguin Books also already has offices across the street at 325 Hudson.

7. 325 Hudson Street

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325 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 507-9700

Last year Jamestown Properties, which also owns Chelsea Market, purchased this 240,000-square-foot commercial building for an estimated $120 million.

8. 92 Vandam Street

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92 Vandam Street
New York, NY 10013

Along with the adjacent 100 Vandam Street, this building was bought late last year by Florida Sunshine Investments.

9. 100 Vandam Street

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100 Vandam Street
New York, NY 10013

Along with the adjacent 92 Vandam Street, a Florida real estate investor just purchased this six-story building, which currently houses the offices of a handful of companies.

10. Fortuna Management's Hotel (In Development)

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523 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013

This spot on Greenwich street has been through its share of drama (an abandoned condo plan, for one), but Fortuna Management still plans to build a hotel on the site. It's released a very modern-looking design for such an industrial riverside area.

11. Stellar Management and Imperium Capital-Owned Building

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233 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013

This commercial/retail building, combined with 161 Avenue of the Americas, is known as One Soho Square, and with Imperium Capital Stellar Management purchased it for a reported $200 million last May. Could the complex see a condo conversion if the rezoning passes?

12. Hotel by Eagle Point Hotel Partners (In Development)

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231 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013

The long-stalled site at 2 Renwick Street, a lot at the corner of Canal Street where it intersects with Hudson Street, will one day be home to a new hotel. In a recent move, developer Sam Chang has leased the interminable project to Eagle Point Hotel Partners for $50 million. The estimated date of completion for the 160-room hotel is 2014, but it's taken us years to get to where we are... which is an empty construction site. In short, don't plan on making a reservation anytime soon.

13. New York Genome Center

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101 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
(888) 415-6942
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In a big move for the area, last summer the New York Genome Center "signed a 20-year, 170,000-square-foot lease at Edward Minskoff’s 101 Avenue of the Americas to establish the largest genetic sequencing facility in the city." The center is backed by many of the city's universities and aims to be a pioneer in genetic and biotech research.

14. Proposed Tower and School at Duarte Square

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6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013

This little square, where Canal Street and Sixth Avenue intersect, would be home to a Trinity-built tower that would include a 444-seat pre-K to 5th grade public school at its base.

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1. St. John's Building

340 West Street, New York, NY 10014

This looooong building parallel to the Hudson River has massive redevelopment potential for office space, residences, or a hotel—and, apparently, oodles of interested buyers.

340 West Street
New York, NY 10014

2. Jacques Torres Chocolate

350 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014

To defend (and ideally attract more customers to) his flagship location, the celebrity chocolatier himself testified in favor of the rezoning at a City Council subcommittee hearing.

350 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014

3. Future Toll Brothers' Building

86 King Street, New York, NY 10014

Toll Brothers purchased this site early this year. There's currently a 40,000-square-foot building there, with 160,000 square feet more of air rights available. In other words, the spot has potential —if the rezoning is approved. For now, though, it's basically truck parking.

86 King Street
New York, NY 10014

4. Children's Museum Of The Arts

103 Charlton, New York, NY 10014

This hub for art and culture aimed at young people outgrew its Soho space and moved to Hudson Square in late 2011. The museum is in favor of the rezoning because it hopes to gain visitors and patrons if the area has more residences.

103 Charlton
New York, NY 10014

5. WeWork Labs NY

175 Varick St., New York, NY 10014

With a goal to help early stage startups in the city, WeWork offers boutique office space, coworking areas and desks, and places for collaborative projects.

175 Varick St.
New York, NY 10014

6. Future Home of Pearson Publishing

330 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013

Publishing giant Pearson chose this office space for its headquarters, and is speeding up expansion plans for a move-in date of 2014. In addition to 330 Hudson Street, the publisher of the Financial Times and Penguin Books also already has offices across the street at 325 Hudson.

330 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013

7. 325 Hudson Street

325 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013

Last year Jamestown Properties, which also owns Chelsea Market, purchased this 240,000-square-foot commercial building for an estimated $120 million.

325 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013

8. 92 Vandam Street

92 Vandam Street, New York, NY 10013

Along with the adjacent 100 Vandam Street, this building was bought late last year by Florida Sunshine Investments.

92 Vandam Street
New York, NY 10013

9. 100 Vandam Street

100 Vandam Street, New York, NY 10013

Along with the adjacent 92 Vandam Street, a Florida real estate investor just purchased this six-story building, which currently houses the offices of a handful of companies.

100 Vandam Street
New York, NY 10013

10. Fortuna Management's Hotel (In Development)

523 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013

This spot on Greenwich street has been through its share of drama (an abandoned condo plan, for one), but Fortuna Management still plans to build a hotel on the site. It's released a very modern-looking design for such an industrial riverside area.

523 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013

11. Stellar Management and Imperium Capital-Owned Building

233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013

This commercial/retail building, combined with 161 Avenue of the Americas, is known as One Soho Square, and with Imperium Capital Stellar Management purchased it for a reported $200 million last May. Could the complex see a condo conversion if the rezoning passes?

233 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013

12. Hotel by Eagle Point Hotel Partners (In Development)

231 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013

The long-stalled site at 2 Renwick Street, a lot at the corner of Canal Street where it intersects with Hudson Street, will one day be home to a new hotel. In a recent move, developer Sam Chang has leased the interminable project to Eagle Point Hotel Partners for $50 million. The estimated date of completion for the 160-room hotel is 2014, but it's taken us years to get to where we are... which is an empty construction site. In short, don't plan on making a reservation anytime soon.

231 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013

13. New York Genome Center

101 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013

In a big move for the area, last summer the New York Genome Center "signed a 20-year, 170,000-square-foot lease at Edward Minskoff’s 101 Avenue of the Americas to establish the largest genetic sequencing facility in the city." The center is backed by many of the city's universities and aims to be a pioneer in genetic and biotech research.

101 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013

14. Proposed Tower and School at Duarte Square

6th Avenue, New York, NY 10013

This little square, where Canal Street and Sixth Avenue intersect, would be home to a Trinity-built tower that would include a 444-seat pre-K to 5th grade public school at its base.

6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013