HSBID is making renovations to Freeman Plaza East that will provide our community with vibrant, accessible outdoor spaces perfect for both peaceful relaxation and productive work.

Improvements include:

  • Lush new plantings to act as natural buffers, protecting the park from surrounding tunnel approaches
  • accessible pathways leading to new seating and table furnishings
  • Wi-Fi access to support outdoor working
  • decking islands made from recycled materials

Work began summer 2021, and is expected to be completed late fall 2021.

Freeman Plaza East originally opened in September 2014, as part of our on-going effort to make Hudson Square a place that puts people first. It is furnished with tables, lounge chairs and umbrellas on platforms and of course our giant red Noguchi sculpture. With a solar-powered cell phone charging station in the plaza so you can plug in your phone while you unplug your mind!

In light of Covid-19, the space was modified in 2020 to accommodate social distancing and to provide the community with more critical outdoor space.  It’s a great place to hang out, clear your mind and let your imagination fly.

Freeman Plaza East is open Seasonally, Spring – Fall, Mondays – Fridays from 8am-dusk.

The entrance is on Varick Street – between Broome and Watts Streets.
Freeman Plaza East is owned and operated by the Port Authority of NY&NJ.

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