Hudson Square

Riverfront bike paths, busy professionals, and one very special trapeze school on the border of Soho.

Bounded by the Hudson River, Soho, Tribeca and the West Village, Hudson Square exhibits a medley of characteristics borrowed from its surrounding neighborhoods. While Hudson Square shares Soho's trendy vibe and low-rise architectural aesthetic, it also maintains a touch of Tribeca’s elegance. Although this neighborhood’s industrial-sized office buildings and paved bike paths provide plenty of daytime activity, its sidewalks become mostly empty in the evenings.

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On the Map

Hudson Square is within Manhattan and bordered by Tribeca, West Village, Greenwich Village, and Soho

JFK Airport: 35 minutes by cab without traffic
Laguardia Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 14 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 13 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Downtown New York City Living

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Hudson Square's streets are wide and its buildings are low, but the neighborhood's get-it-done attitude ensures its open spaces don't feel deserted.

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Getting Around in Hudson Square

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Along the East Side Waterfront

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Leisure activities are easy to find in Hudson Square.

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Take it easy and bike along the West Side Highway, a bicycle and jogging path that runs the length of the city.

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Or you can fly high at New York's Trapeze School.

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Up in the air.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Kenn Tam

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Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specializes in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.