This page uses content from Wikipedia and is licensed under CC BY-SA.

Chambers Street (Manhattan)

View eastward of Chambers Street toward Manhattan Municipal Building.

Chambers Street is a two-way street in the New York City borough of Manhattan.


It runs from River Terrace, Battery Park City, in the west, past PS 234 (the Independence School) and Stuyvesant High School to 1 Centre Street, the Manhattan Municipal Building, to the east. In the early 20th century the street continued through that building's archway. Between Broadway and Centre Street, Chambers Street forms the northern boundary of the grounds surrounding New York City Hall and the Tweed Courthouse. Opposite the Tweed Courthouse sits the Surrogate's Courthouse for Manhattan. 280 Broadway the Marble Palace, lies west of there, on the north side of Chambers. Beginning in 2010, Chambers Street was fully reconstructed.[1]


Chambers Street is named for attorney John Chambers (1710–1764), an important parishioner at Trinity Church in Manhattan, where he was vestryman (1726–1757) and warden (1757–1765) of the church for 38 years, son of William Chambers, and husband of Anne Van Cortlandt.[2][3][4][5][6] Chambers's nephew was John Jay.[7][8] John Murray, Chambers' law partner, has nearby Murray Street named after him.[9]


The New York City Subway has stations at three places on Chambers Street:[10]

See also



  1. ^ Lower Manhattan : Chambers Street Reconstruction Archived January 5, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Senft, Bret (1993-09-26). "If You're Thinking of Living In/TriBeCa; Families Are the Catalyst for Change". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-07-07.
  3. ^ Berrian, William (1847). An Historical Sketch of Trinity Church, New York. New York: Stanford and Swords. pp. 94, 356. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Bio: John Chambers". Markham of Chesterfield. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  5. ^ Tempey, Nathan (6 July 2015). "NYC Doesn't Fly Confederate Flags, But It's Still A Shrine To Slaveowners & Slave Profiteers". Gothamist. Archived from the original on 22 March 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  6. ^ A History of the parish of Trinity Church in the City of New York. Morgan Dir, S.U.D., D.C.R. 1906. p. 576. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Will: John Chambers, 1764 New York". Markham of Chesterfield. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  8. ^ Stahr, Walter (2012). John Jay: Founding Father. Diversion Books. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  9. ^ "new york architecture walks- tribeca". nyc-architecture. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  10. ^ a b c "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 1, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2018.

External links