A couple of years back, I did a roundup of responses to my SoHo Memory Survey that ended up being one of my most popular posts (see And the survey says, ....). Today, I am revisiting the survey, as many people have submitted profiles since 2013. Reading through the responses, I felt myself transported to another time, when things were most certainly quieter, dirtier, colder, friendlier, and more surprising.
This is an excerpt from Jim Stratton's 1977 bookPioneering in the Urban Wilderness entitled "Loft Childen," about how his own children found amusement and education while growing up in the chaotic environment of ongoing construction, something all of us "loft children" can relate to!
Apr 21 2012
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.