Did you know there was a Saint of SoHo? The Church of St. Alphonsus Liguori on West Broadway near Canal was demolished in 1981. After a failed attempt to convert the lot into a park, the Soho Grand was built in 2006, the first hotel to open in SoHo in over a century.
Did you know that the second biggest development project never to happen in old SoHo, after LOMEX, was a proposed sports complex? In 1972, the real estate developer Charles L. Low asked the City for a variance to build a 21-story public sports center at 311 West Broadway, just north of Canal Street.
Dec 10 2011
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.