Thompson Street (Manhattan)

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Thompson Street
LocationGreenwich Village and SoHo, Manhattan, New York City
Postal code10012, 10013[1]
North endWashington Square South
South endAvenue of the Americas
EastLaGuardia Place
WestSullivan Street

Thompson Street is a street in the Lower Manhattan neighborhoods of Greenwich Village and SoHo in New York City, which runs north–south, from Washington Square Park at Washington Square South (West Fourth Street) to the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) below Grand Street, where the street turns right to Sixth Avenue; it thus does not connect with Canal Street just a half block south of the turning point. It runs parallel to and between Sullivan Street (to the west), and LaGuardia Place (formerly Laurens Street) which becomes West Broadway (to the east). Vehicular traffic goes southbound.[2][3]

The street was named for Revolutionary War Brigadier General William Thompson, who served in New York and Canada.[4]

Notable places[edit]

  • 60 Thompson, at 60 Thompson Street, hotel.[5]
  • Omen, at 113 Thompson Street, Japanese restaurant; Zagats gave it a food rating of 26, and ranked it # 11 in Soho.[6]
  • Lupa, at 170 Thompson Street, Italian restaurant; Zagats gave it a food rating of 25.[7]
  • Tomoe Sushi, at 172 Thompson Street, sushi restaurant; Zagats gave it a food rating of 26.[8]
  • Vesuvio Playground, on the corner of Thompson Street and Spring Street; a neighborhood park, formerly named Thompson Street Playground.[9]
  • The Uncommons, at 230 Thompson Street, formerly the Village Chess Shop, now Manhattan's first and only board game cafe.[10][11]
  • Chess Forum, at 219 Thompson Street, chess store and club.[12]

Notable residents[edit]



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  8. ^ "Tomoe Sushi | Manhattan | Restaurant Menus and Reviews". Zagat. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  9. ^ Dobkin, Jake (April 24, 2006). "Playground Mystery on Thompson Street Solved". Gothamist. Archived from the original on April 4, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  10. ^ Peter Julius Aravena Sloan (2012). NY Chess Since 1972: A Guide Book of Places to Go and People You Will See Around NY Chess. Sloans Book Press. ISBN 9781460961414. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
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  12. ^ Nm Peter Julius Aravena Sloan; Peter Julius Aravena Sloan; Anda Aravena (January 3, 2012). NY Chess Since 1972. Sloans Book Press. pp. 2, 38, 42, 57, 58, 59, 61, 75–. ISBN 978-1-4609-6141-4. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
  13. ^ a b c d Eric Ferrara (2011). Manhattan Mafia Guide: Hits, Homes and Headquarters. The History Press. ISBN 9781609493066. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
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