"The neighborhood of SoHo (an..." Soho District Tip by AndreasK

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The neighborhood of <b>SoHo</b> (an acronym for South of Houston) which occupies the area from Houston (North), Canal Street ( South), West Broadway (West) and Crosby Street (East) and TriBeCa (an acronym for Triangle Below Canal Street) are among Manhattan's most trendy. SoHo is on the site of the first free black community on the Island. This area was settled in 1664 by former slaves who were granted land for farms. During the 19th century SoHo became an industrial area with many cast-iron commercial and warehouse buildings. Soho was threatened with demolition in the 1960s until the cast-iron buildings were saved by artist who begun to move into these lofts. In the 60s, painters and sculptors were attracted by the lofts or old warehouses with huge spaces The area became very trendy. Art galleries opened soon, followed by restaurants and shops.

Address: Lower Manhattan, New York City
Directions: Around Broadway on the Southside of Huston St.
Phone: 6464506831
Website: http://sohonyc.com/

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  • Written Sep 7, 2002
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