"SoHo" Soho District Tip by PetraG
Soho District, New York City: 45 reviews and 75 photos
An acronym for SOuth of HOuston (pronounced "how-stun") Street. This eclectic neighborhood in lower Manhattan had a long history before becoming New York City's artistic haven.
The SoHo that surrounds you, with its cast-iron warehouses and cobblestone streets arose in the 1850's after the residential population moved uptown.
By the late 1900's, the fashionable businesses moved uptown and the area developed into a seedy, sweatshop-filled slum known as "hell's hundred acres."
But by the 1970's SoHo developed into a community, transforming itself into a residential / commercial / artistic zone.
Today's SoHo is much different from the artist community of the 1970's. Loft apartments now sell in the millions, a bit more than the paintings in the art galleries.
The trendiness aside, SoHo is still one of the best areas in NYC to shop, eat and just walk about.
Address: Lower Manhattan, New York City
Directions: SoHo is the area south of Houston and north of Canal Street on the west side of Manhattan
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