Shutter Strip on Hudson

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[Fork in the Road]

It's been a tough year for restaurants across New York and across the country, but some neighborhoods have been hit harder than others, as becomes painfully and troublingly clear in this Fork in the Road photo series. "On the three blocks of Hudson Street between Charles Street and Bank Street," writes Sietsema, "there are currently nine restaurants that have gone out of business in the last two years, several within the last few months." Alfama, DaAndrea, Valdino West, Pizza Lucca, Hudson Corner, and more have all recently closed. Not recommended for aspiring restaurateurs or the West Village sentimental.