I was at a conference about SoHo the other day when I suddenly realized why there were so few children my age around when I was growing up in SoHo. It's a wonder to me that anyone in SoHo before 1971, when loft living became (semi) legal, had children at all.
Back in the 70’s, children who lived in SoHo and Greenwich Village were usually sent to one of two schools, P.S.41 or P.S.3. P.S. 41 was known as an academically strong school that offered a traditional curriculum based on reading and math. P.S.3, in comparison, was known to be a less academically rigorous school with a liberal curriculum that emphasized an arts-based open classroom. P.S.41 and P.S.3 were often seen as “rivals,” although rivals in what, I did not know.
Jan 28 2011
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.