Oscar Winner Anne Hathaway Name-Drops Crosby Street in Academy Award Speech

By Andrea Swalec on February 25, 2013 1:45pm 

SOHO — Crosby Street, take a bow!

Anne Hathaway name-dropped a SoHo street in her Oscar acceptance speech Sunday, after she was awarded Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Les Misérables."

"I want to thank my friends, especially the ones who are cheering from Crosby Street tonight," the beaming actress, 30, said.

The extent of Hathaway's relationship to the street wasn't immediately clear, but she held a party celebrating her engagement to actor and jewelry designer Adam Shulman at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe at 126 Crosby St. in February 2012, the nonprofit wrote on Twitter.

Housing Works, which benefits people living with HIV and AIDS, did not immediately respond to an inquiry about whether Hathaway is a donor or regular.

City property records do not reveal whether the actress owns property on the street.

Hathaway's Crosby Street shout-out received mixed reviews online.

"Anne Hathaway just shouted out Crosby Street. NYC REPRESENT!!!! #Oscars," Twitter user Damien Basile wrote.

But Twitter user Ben Flaccus was not such a fan of the high-end neighborhood shout-out.

"Did Anne Hathaway really have to name check Crosby Street? Ugh," he wrote.

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