Gina Weiss

Gina Weissdes
Fri, 03/25/2022 - 12:28
When did you live in SoHo?



Where did you live in SoHo?

I lived in the same apartment where I was raised on West Broadway between Spring and Prince Street.

What was your occupation when you lived in SoHo?

I went to St. Alphonsus grade school, graduated 8th from St. Anthony, went onto Washington Irving, then to FIT. I worked in Nana Of Soho and stores on 8th street West Village. Later worked for Prince Egon Von Furstenberg and other fashion designers.

What do you miss most about SoHo in the 1970s?

the quaintness and small art galleries, little shops, bakeries and bread stores.

What do you miss least about SoHo in the 1970s?

Loved everything about it, I didn't like when the bigger guys came in and commercialized SOHO.

If you no longer live in SoHo, why did you leave?

If you used to live in SoHo but no longer live here, why did you leave?

I moved to Long Island to raise a family.

What is your most vivid SoHo memory?


As a child walking with my grandmother to the Grand Union to do food shopping, going to church on Sundays then going to the local Italian bakery for fresh baked goods for breakfast. Holidays were great:Easter, winter snow storms, the steam coming up in our apartment rattling the steam pipes

Is there anything else you would like to add to your profile?

St.Anthony feast was great, the smell of zeppoles, the boutiques were awesome, everyday was exciting even walking to the library on 6th Avenue of the Americas, there was so much positive energy and we were a proud neighborhood.