388 Hudson Street

Tell City officials they must do the right thing at 388 Hudson Street!

Make sure the City listens to community input and demand that any development here be guaranteed to remain 100% permanently affordable, and use a lower, bulkier configuration that maximizes housing while minimizing height and impact on JJ Walker Park and the Greenwich Village Historic District. 

This city-owned plot of land at Clarkson Street, long used to construct NYC’s Water Tunnel No. 3, was also long promised to the community as a park. However, in 2021, at the urging of Community Board 2, the site was instead earmarked for the creation of 100 units of affordable housing, which would have required a very moderately scaled building on the site.

However, also at the urging of Community Board 2 as well as some local elected officials, the city began to consider increasingly larger developments for this site. By the summer of 2023, they were proposing a building of up to 355 ft. tall — the tallest tower ever constructed in Greenwich Village. Worse, questioning by Village Preservation revealed the city only intended to require the development remain affordable for 30 years. And the city’s designs ignored public feedback for a development that respected its context and minimized shadows and visibility on adjacent JJ Walker Park and the Greenwich Village Historic District. 

Village Preservation welcomes affordable housing on this site, including in excess of the originally committed 100 units. In fact, we believe development that follows the guidelines we have advocated for could include about double that number of units. But we believe strongly that building on this site is only acceptable for 100% guaranteed permanently affordable housing, designed to respect its context and surroundings, and minimizing shadows on JJ Walker Park and the Greenwich Village Historic District while maximizing affordable housing. 


  • April 15, 2024

    City’s Final “Community Visioning” Report for 388 Hudson Project Stacks the Deck and Minimizes Public Input

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  • January 11, 2024

    City Ignores Community Input, Plans to Move Ahead With Ultra-Tall High-Rise at 388 Hudson, and Still Won’t Guarantee Permanent Affordability

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  • January 8, 2024

    Presentation re Community Input and Next Steps for Planned Affordable Housing Development at 388 Hudson Street This Wednesday, January 10 at 6:30 pm

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  • October 15, 2023

    Important Public Meeting re 388 Hudson Street Plan Monday Night — Demand PERMANENT Affordability and No Tall Setback Tower

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  • October 10, 2023

    Important 388 Hudson Street Meetings This Thursday and Next Monday; Submit Your Online Comments NOW!

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  • October 2, 2023

    City Still Won’t Guarantee 100% Permanent Affordability at 388 Hudson Street, Still Pushing Inefficient, Out-of-Context Tower Plan

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  • September 20, 2023

    Overwhelming Call to Right-Size and Make Permanent Affordable Housing at 388 Hudson Street; City Lashes Out in Response

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  • September 15, 2023

    URGENT ALERT! City Proposes Towering High-Rise, Tallest Ever in Greenwich Village, WITHOUT Permanent Affordability, at 388 Hudson Street: TELL CITY OFFICIALS NO!

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  • September 5, 2023

    388 Hudson Street Affordable Housing Development Public Meeting Next Tuesday, September 12, 5:45-8pm

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  • August 17, 2023

    Public “Visioning” Meeting for Planned Affordable Housing and Community Facility Development at 388 Hudson Street: Tuesday, September 12, 5:45-8pm

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  • July 21, 2023

    Updates on Planning for 100% Affordable Housing Development at 388 Hudson Street

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  • June 20, 2023

    City Considering Even Larger Development for 388 Hudson Affordable Housing Site — Up to 35 Stories

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  • May 9, 2023

    388 Hudson Affordable Housing Development ‘Visioning’ Event This Thursday, May 11, 3–6 PM

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  • May 1, 2023

    City Launches Website for Planning New Affordable Housing Development at 388 Hudson Street, Asks for Public Input

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  • April 21, 2023

    Your Input Is Needed on Plans for Affordable Housing to Be Constructed at 388 Hudson at Clarkson Street

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