On Monday, October 23, 2017, I led a Community Conversation at the Mulberry Street branch of the New York Public Library on “SoHo in Transition.” It was the first in a series of three such conversations to take place this fall that examine SoHo’s past, present, and future.
There has been a recent groundswell in interest in SoHo history, and I so appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm to come together to celebrate our neighborhood’s rich history. I will do my usual annual “recap and look forward” post next month, but wanted to first share my more general ideas about where we stand as a community today.
I have lived long enough to know that I am not an activist, at least not one on the front lines. I don’t have that kind of fire in me (but thank goodness some of my neighbors do!). No, I am a bookish librarian who can best serve as memory keeper—my superpower is archivism, not activism.
SoHo as Concept
Aug 01 2014
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.