Sean Sweeney, Director of the SoHo Alliance, recently shared his fabulous collection of postcards from SoHo restaurants with me (he is an avid postcard collector). Some of the restaurants are long gone, some recently gone, some still hanging on. I thought this would be a great way to close out the year. Tune in next month for a deeper dive into some of our favorite eateries. Cheers, bon appétit, and see you in 2019!
It’s been quite a while since I did a straight-up SoHo memory post. This past year I covered a SoHo artist’s story, SoHo zoning, SoHo in YA literature, and a proposed SoHo museum. So I thought it would be nice to end the year by going back to our roots with a compilation of SoHo memories from readers and from yours truly. In the photo above, my sister and I play in front of the freight elevator in our very messy loft, ca. 1972. Read on for my memories of the elevator, along with remembrances of SoHo from friends and family.
What would a physical manifestation of SoHo Memory Project look like? From time to time, I have wondered if SoHo will ever have a brick and mortar museum or historical society, a hub where our community can celebrate SoHo, past, present, and future. It has never had one, but it certainly deserves one. Read more>>
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!
Everyday Life in SoHo
Jul 01 2019
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.