In recent years, the neighborhood now known as Hudson Square—once called Manhattan’s Printing District due to the large number of printing factories located there—has been making a quiet transformation. Media companies, attracted by the neighborhood’s large warehouse-style buildings, came first, while a 2013 rezoning of the neighborhood, which cemented the name “Hudson Square,” ushered in a wave of residential development.
Many of those projects, including Renzo Piano’s first NYC residence, are now nearing completion. (Others, including an Extell condo and rentals by Related, have already welcomed residents.) And Disney’s recent announcement to move its New York headquarters to Hudson Square has once again thrust this tiny neighborhood into the spotlight—which is a good time to look at the ongoing projects in the area.
Hudson Square is roughly bounded by West Houston Street to the north, Canal Street to the South, Varick Street to the East, and the Hudson River to the West. The neighborhood is also home to the entrance to the Holland Tunnel, and the adorably tiny Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District.Read More