Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for the SoHo Scrapbook!
These images give us a glimpse into everyday life in SoHo, then and now. Above, a slideshow in random order, below, photos with captions by person.
I hope this "scrapbook" provides some welcome diversion from our grim present. If you have photos you'd like to add, send them to me at email@example.com and I'll post them here. Remember, a photo of a photo from your phone is fine, no fancy scanner necessary. And submissions can be from any time as long as they are related to SoHo.
"I don’t think people who move to places because of the artists and the neighborhood vibe understand that their privilege of having deep pockets displaces the people who created the vibe that attracted them in the first place, and then the neighborhood goes to shit. "
A conversation about growing up in SoHo between Tina Cane and Sasha Baguskas, life-long friends who met each other in 4th grade at PS 41, circa 1978. They discuss loft living, rollerskating, rats, and much more.
If you grew up in SoHo in the 1970s and 80s, your childhood, looking back, was no doubt unique. Back then, though, we thought everyone grew up like us---riding bikes in the house, running under parked tractor trailers, going to loft parties late into the night. Helicopter parenting wasn’t a thing back then, and we were free to roam the empty SoHo streets doing as we pleased as long as we were home for dinner.
The world is changing at warp speed as we live through these unprecedented times. The SoHo Memory Project focuses on documenting history and the past. We are, however, presently living through a moment that we understand to be historic as we experience it in real time, a moment that must be documented for posterity.
SoHo Memory Project is creating a SoHo Quarantine Time Capsule, a digital collection that documents SoHo under quarantine. The following are a selection of photographs taken from March 2020 through the present, submitted by community members, for this collection.
Everyday Life in SoHo
Jul 10 2020
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.