Sullivan Street

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Sullivan Street
170 to 180 Sullivan St NYC.jpg
Row Houses on Sullivan Street are part of the MacDougal–Sullivan Gardens Historic District
Former name(s)Varick Place
LocationGreenwich Village, South Village and SoHo, Manhattan, New York City
Postal code10012, 10013[1]
Coordinates40°43′37″N 74°00′07″W / 40.727°N 74.002°W / 40.727; -74.002Coordinates: 40°43′37″N 74°00′07″W / 40.727°N 74.002°W / 40.727; -74.002
North endWashington Square South
South endCanal Street/Sixth Avenue/Watts Street at Duarte Square
EastThompson Street
WestMacdougal Street

Sullivan Street is a street in Lower Manhattan, which previously ran north from Duarte Square at Canal Street,[citation needed] but since around 2012 begins at Broome Street, to Washington Square South, through the neighborhoods of Hudson Square, SoHo, the South Village and Greenwich Village. It runs parallel to and between Macdougal Street (to the west) and Thompson Street (to the east). Part of the street is in the MacDougal–Sullivan Gardens Historic District. The street was named for Revolutionary War Major General John Sullivan in 1799; before then, it was known as Locust Street.[2]

Notable places include 83 and 85 Sullivan Street; 116 Sullivan Street; Vesuvio Playground at Spring Street, a neighborhood park, formerly named Thompson Street Playground; and St. Anthony of Padua Church at 155 Sullivan Street, near the corner of Houston Street.

Notable residents include Vincent Gigante; Fiorello La Guardia, three-term Mayor of New York City, who was born at 177 Sullivan Street;[3] Anna Wintour; Edgard Varèse and his wife Louise lived at no. 188.[4]


  1. ^ "Zip Code Finder and Boundary Map". Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  2. ^ Fuller, Graham (November 2, 2019). "How 14 SoHo Streets in NYC Got Their Names". Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "Neighborhood Report: Greenwich Village – Neighborhood Mystery; La Guardia Was Born Somewhere, But Where?" by Tom Deignan, The New York Times, August 31, 2003
  4. ^ "What Do Anna Wintour and Bob Dylan Have in Common? This Secret Garden" by Steven Kurutz, The New York Times, September 28, 2016

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