Krista Reese

Krista Reese
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 12:10
When did you live in SoHo?


Where did you live in SoHo?

196 Prince St., second floor front. (Upstairs from the landlady, Mrs. Ermelino.)

What was your occupation when you lived in SoHo?


What do you miss most about SoHo in the 1970s?

I wasn't there in the '70s, but I missed it as soon as I had to leave. I moved uptown after five years, when the rent finally began to catch up to the wonderful locale. Prince was, and still is, my favorite street in NY.

What do you miss least about SoHo in the 1970s?

Those infuriating car alarms! And the tourist crowds even then were thick as spawning salmon on weekends.

If you no longer live in SoHo, why did you leave?

Coming to live in New York was a dream, and I hoped to be published. I intended to give it a year. After eight years, and four books, I came back south to be closer to family. I'm so glad I had the nerve to move to New York, and the sheer luck to live in SoHo, but it frightened my family to death.

What is your most vivid SoHo memory?

My landlady, Mrs. Ermelino, leaning out of her window on a little pillow, yelling at people who wouldn't clean up after their dogs: "Hey! You! Why don't you go back to Jersey!"