After a long and meticulous renovation and restoration, Fireman’s Hall, at 155 Mercer Street, opened as Dolce & Gabbana, the high-end Italian fashion brand, on April 11. The façade of the building has been carefully reconstructed to (almost) what it looked like when it was built in 1855, bringing us back to a time before New York City had a unified fire department.
SoHo is currently zoned as a manufacturing district that basically allows for light manufacturing, wholesale business and commercial use only, with the exception of certified artists, who are allowed to live in commercial buildings, if they can prove that they need the space to produce their work.
The SoHo Alliance has been working for decades to preserve SoHo’s quality of life by actively monitoring proposed development and opposing developers who attempt to overreach the boundaries of regulatory laws.
Everyday Life in SoHo
Jul 01 2014
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.