I recently received an email from the writer Laura Tucker who told me that she had used stories from SoHo Memory Project as part of her research in writing her new middle-grade novel All the Greys on Greene Street, set in 1981 SoHo, that The New York Times called "a brilliant debut." I couldn’t put it down. I read it in one sitting!
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>>
In this letter, Douglas Dunn shares memories of moving to and around SoHo, from apartment to loft to larger loft. His story captures SoHo's evolving real estate landscape at the time, and also reads as a who's who in modern dance. A fascinating story with beautiful photographs!
Dec 02 2017
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.