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Your Inside Look Into Hudson Square

Where nature, art and culture collide in NYC's downtown.

by New York Bucket List


From FiDi to Harlem, Brooklyn to the Bronx, New York is comprised of a myriad of vibrant neighborhoods ready to be explored. With the city rapidly reopening, we’re more than ready to swap our virtual happy hours for sunset rooftop hangs and our late night binge watches for early morning art walks. For a fresh neighborhood with everything from colorful murals to rooftop terraces, we recommend checking out none other than Hudson Square. Tucked between SoHo and the West Village, Hudson Square has much to be explored. To help get you started, we’ve rounded up some of the neighborhood's best offerings.

For the Art Lover

Restorative Ground

If you find yourself sauntering down King Street, between Hudson and Greenwich (📍375 Hudson Street to be exact), you’ll stumble upon Hudson Square’s newest installation: Restorative Ground. Using durable materials found commonly in playgrounds, like recycled rubber and AstroTurf, the installation features many modular sections for seating and climbing. This site––in collaboration with Hudson Square Properties, Urban Design Forum, and Hudson Square BID & designed by WIP Collaborative––provides everything from adventure and play to quiet restoration.

Gera Lozano Mural

Taking over 375 Hudson is a new mural  by Brooklyn-based Gera Luz and WERC, bursting in technicolor hues. Comprised of 40 individual panels, the artists used dynamic geometric colors, shapes, and patterns to represent what they call “the natural and essential elements that forge the foundation for holistic living within our urban jungle: a vigorous, ever-changing landscape like the shimmer of sunlight in the sky.” 

Where: 375 Hudson Street

Hudson Square Canvas

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The Hudson Square Canvas stands as an homage to the neighborhood’s evolution on the creating edge. This outdoor art gallery features original artworks from 4 contemporary artists. They draw inspiration from typography, color blocking, storytelling and sculptures to combine into an eclectic creative space.

Nature Is Healing

Hudson River Park

One of our favorite outdoor escapes within the city: Hudson River Park. Running 4-miles along Manhattan’s west side and attracting over 17 million visits each year, the park provides an oasis for New Yorkers and tourists alike. With everything from wine bars and free kayaking at Pier 26 to the newly opened Little Island, Hudson River Park is the perfect adventure for picnics with friends, happy hour soirées, morning runs and more.

Spring Street Park

This small triangular park bounded by Spring Street, Broome Street and Avenue of the Americas hosts various cultural programming throughout the year. Currently, you can visit Spring Street Park to experience The Reconnect Series, offering free arts and culture. The series features an open-air art gallery showcasing both local artists, and young artists of color from around the City. Additionally, you can find an interactive art studio with free art materials, inspirational prompts and socially distanced seating, special food samplings from local Hudson Square eateries and music of course!

Locations Soaring to New Heights

435 Hudson Street

Located in the West Village, 435 Hudson Street, offers loft-style office buildings overlooking both the Hudson River and Soho.

155 Avenue of the Americas

Sitting directly across from the newly reopened Spring Street Park, this newly renovated building features a rotating art exhibition as well as a sun-soaked roof deck on the upper level. While the rooftop spaces are for tenant employees to enjoy, the sky-high space is also available to reserve for special events through Blace. 

To inquire about special event spaces and more, contact Blace at [email protected] or 212-574-7970.

75 Varick Street

75 Varick, otherwise known as One Hudson Square, is a 17-story landmark building offering elite views of downtown and the Hudson River. With rooftop amenity space for tenant employees, this rooftop space is also available to reserve for special events through Blace. 

To inquire about special event spaces and more, contact Blace at [email protected] or 212-574-7970.