Cabrini Boulevard (Manhattan)


Cabrini Boulevard (Manhattan)

Cabrini Boulevard spans the the Manhattan neighborhood of Hudson Heights, running from 177th Street in the south, near the George Washington Bridge, to Fort Tryon Park in the north, along an escarpment of Manhattan schist overlooking the Henry Hudson Parkway and 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 canonized as 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 housing in New York City because 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 Village was copied in most of New York City's post-war social housing.


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