Sarah Soffer

Sarah Soffer
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 10:49
When did you live in SoHo?


Where did you live in SoHo?

I lived and still live at 505 LaGuardia Place, which is on the north side of Houston Street between Wooster and West Broadway. Beginning in 1973, my father, Sasson Soffer, lived and worked at 78 Grand Street, where I was a regular visitor until his death in 2009.

What was your occupation when you lived in SoHo?

Student, photographer, mom. My father was an artist.

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

The quiet mystery of the place. And that there was always something interesting going on.

What is your most vivid SoHo memory?

Finding endless scraps from the small area factories and making cool things with them. Also, climbing up and down the truck loading docks as I made my way down the streets (one could not pass on the sidewalk because there were always trucks parked at a right angle to the sidewalk!)