Architectural detail in Hudson is subtly elegant, and building facades can be dramatically colorful or beautifully neutral. Hudson gets most foot traffic on Warren Street on weekends, so stores listed below are open at various times – it's best to check websites for details.
RED CHAIR ANTIQUES 606 Warren Street
Located on a block full of intriguing stores, it's a pleasure to walk through this shop,with lots of furniture, lamps, antique hemp fabrics, table settings and dishes.
CHRIS LEHRECKE 415 Warren Street
Furniture and lighting designer, Chris Lehrecke, has opened a spacious store which beautifully displays his lamps and furniture; jewelry by Gabriella Kiss; jewelry and objects by Ted Muehling; guilded objects by Maureen Fullam and hardware by ER Butler.
KEA ON THE HUDSON 409 Warren Street
Susan Gomersall and Azy Schecter hang gorgeous hand-made rugs in their narrow space on Warren. Susan has traveled the world for decades, seeking tribal rugs, Kilims and textiles, and her selections are beautiful. Azy is a textile designer and many of her rugs can be seen in their collection. They also have a shop in Brooklyn at 477 Atlantic Avenue.
THE SECRET GARDENER 250 Warren Street
A large, wrought iron fence opens columns leading to the outdoor space on Warren that is The Secret Gardener. Ben Eaton's nursery includes a seductive, natural setting for plants and pots, and attractive shop with gardening tools.
LILI AND LOO 259 Warren Street
Melinda Slover's shop attractively fills 3 adjoining 19th century buildings on Warren with objects, furniture and art. There's much to see, with two floors of rooms showing dining room furniture and table settings, sofas, tables, lighting, jewelry and hats. Many pieces are hand-crafted by local artists. And don't miss Lili and Loo's Annex shop in the Riverfront Antiques & Design Center.
SWOON KITCHENBAR 340 Warren Street
Lovely place to sit for a drink at a big nice bar, or at a table in the front of the house. The menu is creative with locally-sourced ingredients and a real appreciation for the seasonally fresh.
CA' MEA RISTORANTE 333 Warren Street
The layout and design of this restaurant is very comfortable for dining, and there's a garden patio outside. Ca' Mea prides itself on its homemade pasta, and the menu offers a broad selection of antipasti and entrees.
BABA LOUIE'S PIZZA 517 Warren Street
Baked in a wood-fired oven, the pizza toppings are excellent. Salads are marvelous here, too.