Bonnie Stone

Bonnie Stone
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Tue, 10/23/2018 - 12:00
When did you live in SoHo?

1971-present

Where did you live in SoHo?

Worked one block below soho from 1971-1986. Lived one block below from 1984-present

What was your occupation when you lived in SoHo?

Worked in city government. My colleagues and I walked to soho at lunchtime often to eat at "Food" on Prince the original "hip" place and the only one in the early days. I got my cat (then kitten) from a litter at Food. Willie lived until 1990 at age 18.

What do you miss most about SoHo in the 1970s?

It was a discovery everyday. Artists. Buildings etc. Today it is too "precious" for my taste but NYC never stays the same and I love that too

If you no longer live in SoHo, why did you leave?

I worked and still now live a block from Soho in what is now TriBeCa. Never really left it

What is your most vivid SoHo memory?

It was seeing an entire world emerge from a dank and dark forgotten part of NYC

Is there anything else you would like to add to your profile?

I know old timers bemoan the changes and the shopping invasion but I love to see NYC change over and over in every Boro and every neighborhood and who is to say what is the perfect era. I find that rigidity dumb I was born here and I hope it keeps changing