For a neighborhood that had, aside from one church that was torn down, no houses of worship, no schools to speak of, and few restaurants, SoHo sure had a lot of bars. And many of them seemed to have been named for the street on which they were located. Other than THE BAR, i.e. Fanelli's (see my post on Fanelli's here), there was the Spring Street Bar, the Prince Street Bar, the Greene Street Cafe, and, of course, Bob and Kenn's Broome Street Bar.
A few years ago, I took a little trip back to Manhattan to see my old neighborhood. I was hoping it would bring back some memories from my early childhood. I sat across the street from our old building thinking about how different it looked and sensing how very different the place is now. A shiny plaque attached to the fascia of the building, stating that the building is now a historical landmark, caught my eye. Memories began to flood back.
Jul 09 2011
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.