About the Project

The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.

Our mission:

Document the evolution of the area that is now called “SoHo” from colonial days through the present, with a focus on the decades between 1960 -1980 when it was a vibrant artists’ community.

Preserve SoHo’s past so that present generations understand our neighborhood’s rich history and are informed as we shape its future.

The SoHo Memory Project is a 501c3 nonprofit.

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About Yukie

Yukie Ohta (Founder) is an archivist, collage artist, and SoHo native. She still lives on Mercer Street, in the building where she formed her earliest SoHo memories. To read articles by Yukie about SoHo and New York City click here.

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Mobile Museum

The SoHo Memory Project Mobile Museum navigates the bustling urban environment of today’s SoHo while showing us a glimpse of its past. Using unconventional media, it chronicles the evolution of SoHo from farmland to high-end retail hub, charting its cycles of development and thus placing current day SoHo in the context of New York City’s history.

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Partners

The SoHo Memory Project has partnered with the following institutions and organizations:

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Center for Italian Modern Art
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Detour
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The Drawing Center
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Father Fagan Park
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Green Below 14
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Humanities New York
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Jane's Walk
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Judd Foundation
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Municipal Arts Society
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Museum of the City of New York
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New York Public Library
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NYC Landmarks 50
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Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation
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SoHo Alliance
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SoHo Arts Network
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SoHo Broadway Initiative
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SoHo Design District
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Storefront for Art and Architecture
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StoryCorps
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SoHo Strut
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The Uni Project
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The Vesuvio Playground