A few years ago, a guy named Rick wrote to me about the years he spent living in SoHo. About how he had a storefront gallery on Grand Street, about the time he saved the cross from the roof of the partially demolished St. Alphonsus Church on West Broadway, about all of the assemblages he made with objects found on the street. It was only later that I realized that this Rick was the same Rick who was the artist of MTV's Beavis and Butt-Head Comic Book. It turned out that he had not only once been my neighbor, he had also been a contributor to my pop culture landscape growing up. Read my interview with Rick about his SoHo days and about what he’s been up to since here>>
Did you know there was a Saint of SoHo? The Church of St. Alphonsus Liguori on West Broadway near Canal was demolished in 1981. After a failed attempt to convert the lot into a park, the Soho Grand was built in 2006, the first hotel to open in SoHo in over a century.
Ever since I put out a call for SoHo photos, I've received all kinds of images, of people, places, events from the 1970s through the present. I've included a selection below, the beginning of what I hope turns into a much larger collection that encompasses as many SoHo stories as possible.
Everyday Life in SoHo
Mar 31 2018
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.