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.
Happy summer! It’s time once again for a roundup of SoHo summer reading recommendations. I've compiled a list of six novels set at least in part in SoHo that bring our beloved neighborhood to life via fiction. There’s something here for everyone, and as a bonus, I’ve included two books about growing up in 1970’s New York City for all you SoHo kids.
A while back, StoryCorps invited SMP to record conversations about old SoHo at their StoryBooth in Foley Square. Among the pairs of people I brought with me were longtime friends artist Joyce Kozloff andElizabeth Weatherford, founder of the Film and Video Center at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. This forty-minute interview conducted in the StoryCorps signature format, a conversation between two people who know each other well, is a treasure trove of stories about two young women making their way to SoHo in the early 1970s and what happened during the forty-plus years that followed. Read more>>
Today marks ten years to the day that I founded SoHo Memory Project on January 1, 2011. Many of you have been with me since day one and many, many others joined us along the way. What began as a blog I thought only my mom would read has turned into a nonprofit organization with an archive that has been promised to the New York Historical Society. Together we built our collective memory of SoHo, past and present, grit and glory, from scratch.
Everyday Life in SoHo
Jan 01 2021
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.