Another year gone with the wind. Can you believe that we have been preserving SoHo memories for six years, since January 1, 2011? They have flown by so quickly, and we have accomplished much, but there is still more to do! Before embarking on year seven of The SoHo Memory Project, I would like to take a moment to reflect on highlights from this past year.
And am I any wiser? Yes, in fact I think I am. I have gathered quite a bit of wisdom after writing this blog for four years. I've done oodles of research along the way, as well as much reading, writing, lecturing, and chatting with old timers, and in the process I found that I now belong to a coterie of like-minded historians and memory keepers who realize the importance of preserving the past to inform the future.
Back in the 70’s, children who lived in SoHo and Greenwich Village were usually sent to one of two schools, P.S.41 or P.S.3. P.S. 41 was known as an academically strong school that offered a traditional curriculum based on reading and math. P.S.3, in comparison, was known to be a less academically rigorous school with a liberal curriculum that emphasized an arts-based open classroom. P.S.41 and P.S.3 were often seen as “rivals,” although rivals in what, I did not know.
Jan 28 2011
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.