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>>
Happy 2019 and welcome to year nine of the SoHo Memory Project! Thanks to all of you who wrote in with stories of favorite, or at least memorable, SoHo restaurants. I’ve gathered remembrances of some of the most popular spots.
Like many SoHo pioneers, choreographer Rebecca Kelly moved to SoHo in 1974 in search of space to do her work. With husband Craig Brashear, she renovated a raw loft, founded Rebecca Kelly Ballet, raised a family, and adapted to an ever-changing New York. In the following interview, Kelly shares her memories of dancing in SoHo.
Sep 01 2018
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.