On January 1, 2011, I started writing this blog without a clue about where it would lead. I began almost grudgingly, thinking that someone ought to be preserving SoHo's important and endlessly interesting history, but not me. Five years later, I am very happy that I took the plunge, as this project has only reinforced my conviction that preservation in all of its forms is not only important, but essential to how we situate ourselves in the present and how we envision our future.
The other day, I was given a treasure trove of SoHo memory in the form of two boxes full of issues of The SoHo Weekly News from 1974 and 1975 (thanks, J and C!). I remember seeing the paper lying around the house and probably used it for more than one paper mache project, but I cannot say that I was a regular reader.
Everyday Life in SoHo
Feb 09 2013
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.