Happy summer everyone! Thanks to all of you who have shared their SoHo stories over the years (those of you who have not yet filled one out, click on the link above to submit one). It’s been great to read your memories of old SoHo. I thought I’d share some of them here anonymously.
Every once in a while, I like to dip into our SoHo Stories folder to gather and share some of the wonderful memories of old SoHo readers have submitted to The SoHo Memory Project (to share your SoHo story, click on the "Share Your SoHo Stories" link above).
Thompson Street is only one street over from West Broadway, yet back in the day it was a world apart. The children who grew up to the west of West Broadway tended to be from Italian-American or Portuguese-American working or middle-class families who all knew each other and went to Catholic school. They also tended to have longer histories as Manhattanites, unlike the residents of Wooster, Greene, and Mercer Streets, the blocks east of West Broadway, where the “pioneering” loft dwellers lived.
Everyday Life in SoHo
Jun 02 2012
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.