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SoHo, which gets its name from South of Houston, is a residential and commercial neighborhood in a part of the NYC’s landmarked Cast Iron Historic District. The area is a preserve of beautifully ornate cast iron facades and cobble stone streets that were formerly home to light manufacturing facilities in the 19th and 20th centuries. These buildings were reclaimed as living spaces and converted to lofts by a number of artists in the late 60’s and 70’s. Many of these spots are now some of the most desirable in all of NYC. SoHo’s apartments rank as some of Manhattan’s roomiest and the majority of them still have artists, designers and photographers living and working in them.

SoHo, being the former industrial area that it was, had severely decayed and declined for the better part of the 20th century until the artists came in and breathed new life into it. The inexpensive nature of the neighborhood is what originally brought these types in, and eventually the area evolved into a Mecca for the artistic community in NYC. In the beginning however, many of those artistic residents were living there illegally because of the zoning laws in the neighborhood. It didn’t take long for them to get the laws changed, however.

The SoHo neighborhood is centrally located and is adjacent to several other much sought after NYC neighborhoods including Nolita to the east, Tribeca to the south, and Greenwich Village to the north.

In the daytime, SoHo becomes a shopper’s paradise, having street after street lined top of the line globally branded stores next to exclusive local designer boutiques. A number of art galleries can still be found in the neighborhood, but the majority of the NYC art scene in the area has moved to West Chelsea. In the evenings, SoHo comes alive and is transformed into a playground for the posh, sophisticated crowd who venture in from downtown. Many of these people are brought in mainly by its eclectic mix of well reviewed restaurants, upscale nightclubs and bars.

In the past decade, several new and impressive residential projects have popped up in SoHo, the most notable being SoHo Mews at 311 West Broadway, 40 Mercer Street, and the Loft at 30 Crosby Street.
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COMMUTE TIMES
Columbus Circle 18m by train, 17m by taxi
Grand Central 21m by train, 16m by taxi
Union Square 12m by train, 7m by taxi
Wall Street 15m by train, 11m by taxi