Ranney's thesis contains a wealth of background information about everyday life in SoHo, including this excerpt about elevator, doorbell, and dumpster etiquette (some of which has been covered in past posts but merits a revisit), as well as etiquette when interacting with SoHo's weekday population, the factory and warehouse workers.
SoHo is also known as the Cast-Iron Historic District, as it was designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in August 1973. Ornate cast iron facades were originally used to spruce up pre-existing buildings, kind of like brickface and stucco, but was later used in new construction as well.
Before SoHo Was SoHo
Jul 23 2011
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.