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!
After almost twenty years in SoHo, designer Michele Varian’s namesake interior design and décor store has relocated to Brooklyn. As it was one of the few remaining truly independent stores in the neighborhood, I was saddened by the store's departure, but not surprised.
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>>
SoHo as Concept
Sep 01 2019
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.