- Cabrini Boulevard (Manhattan)
Cabrini Boulevard spans the the
Manhattanneighborhood of Hudson Heights, running from 177th Street in the south, near the George Washington Bridge, to Fort Tryon Parkin the north, along an escarpmentof Manhattan schistoverlooking the Henry Hudson Parkwayand the Hudson River. It is the westernmost city street in the neighborhood except for a one block loop formed by Chittenden Avenue and West 187th Street.
Cabrini Boulevard was originally named "Northern Avenue" and was renamed in the mid-20th century for
Mother Cabrini, later canonizedas a Roman Catholic Saint, whose remains are enshrined at St. Frances Cabrini Shrine, 701 Fort Washington Avenue, just east of Cabrini Boulevard.
Cabrini Boulevard is important to the development of
affordable housingin New York Citybecause of two projects by real estate developer Charles Paterno. Hudson View Gardens, started in 1923 is one of the oldest housing cooperatives in the United States. The architectural plan of Castle Villagewas copied in most of New York City's post-war social housing.
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