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.
Another year gone with the wind. Can you believe that we have been preserving SoHo memories for six years, since January 1, 2011? They have flown by so quickly, and we have accomplished much, but there is still more to do! Before embarking on year seven of The SoHo Memory Project, I would like to take a moment to reflect on highlights from this past year.
SoHo as Concept
Dec 03 2016
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.