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SoHo

Boundaries

SoHo – Canal St. to West Houston Street between Lafayette Streets and the Hudson River

Nolita – Houston Street to Broome Street between Ave & Lafayette Street

Little Italy – Grand Street to East Houston Street between Bowery and Lafayette Streets

Overview

Art, History, and plenty of cast iron make SoHo the premier tourist attraction. Chain outlets, sidewalk vendors and trendy boutique shops make it a New Yorker’s shopping central and some of the most expensive real estate in the country. The name SoHo refers to the area being south of Houston street. Nearly all of SoHo is considered a national historic landmark, coined the SoHo Cast iron historic district in honor of its lofty cast-iron warehouses. It boasts the greatest collection of cast iron architecture in the world. The malleable material gives Soho buildings texture and definition you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

SoHo’s history has seen a shift from marble skinned high-end buildings such as Tiffany’s and Co. with their middle class residence to becoming the city’s red light district and small manufactures compounds to giant warehouses and wholesale trading centers.

After World War II companies abandoned the warehouses to move to the south and in the 1960s artists took interested in the tall ceilings and large windows of the empty lofts.

Many of SoHo residence have been living there for decades after the artist movement, however there is plenty of new construction as of 2005, that were permitted in the historic district that only add to the Luxury that is SoHo.

Restaurants

  • Balthazar
  • Blue Ribbon Brasserie
  • Boqueria SoHo
  • Charlie Bird
  • Costata
  • Ed’s Lobster Bar
  • Hundred Acres
  • Little Prince
  • Lupe’s East L.A. Kitchen
  • Lure Fishbar
  • Navy
  • Sadelle’s
  • The Cupping Room Café
  • The Dutch

Nightlife

  • Antique Garage
  • City Winery
  • Club Room
  • Gatsby’s
  • Gold Bar
  • Grand Bar & Lounge
  • Greenhouse
  • Jimmy’s
  • Kenn’s Broome Street Bar
  • Lucky Strike
  • Pegu Club
  • SOBs
  • SoHo Cigar Bar
  • Southside
  • The Handy Liquor Bar
  • The Ship

Shopping

  • American Two Shot
  • Apple
  • Babel Fair
  • Birch Box
  • Bloomingdales
  • Cos
  • Housing Works Bookstore Café
  • Ina
  • J Crew
  • John Varvatos
  • Madewell
  • Magnum Ice Cream
  • Prada
  • Sur La Table
  • Uniqlo

Arts + Entertainment

  • Artist Space
  • Children’s Museum of Art
  • Dance with Me Soho
  • Film Forum
  • Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
  • New York City Fire Museum
  • Soho Playhouse
  • Swiss Institute
  • Team Gallery
  • The Drawing Center

Lifestyle

  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • Equinox
  • Exhale
  • Soul Cycle
  • UFC Gym NYC
  • YogaWorks

Convenience

  • Alidoro
  • Bank of America
  • Chase
  • Dominque Ansel bakery
  • Everyman Espresso
  • Gourmet Garage
  • La Esquina Corner Deli
  • Sunrise Mart
  • TD Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • Whole Foods

Schools

  • All American
  • HS 560
  • PS 721