Timothy McDarrah

Timothy McDarrah
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:55
When did you live in SoHo?


Where did you live in SoHo?

64 Thompson Street 1962-1967505 West Broadway (technically, yards north of Soho) 1967-present

What was your occupation when you lived in SoHo?

first as a student. later a journalist.

What do you miss most about SoHo in the 1970s?

1. discarded cardboard rolls from textile mills which were good for sword fights and construction projects. 2. AYH bike joint on Spring St. 3. walking thru galleries with my parents on Saturday morning and seeing all their unusual friends (men who kissed men! People who painted pictures as a job! Poets whose poetry never rhymed! Who were these people!??) 4. Expedi Printing and Sam Chen (maybe was 80s?)

What do you miss least about SoHo in the 1970s?

I miss all of it. The dirt, noise, factories, lofts that my friends lived in ...

If you no longer live in SoHo, why did you leave?

Always come back

What is your most vivid SoHo memory?

Impossible to narrow down... Fear when Etan Patz was first reported missing... Getting Easter Basket from guy at Broome St. gas station when I was 3 (we were Jewish so this was confusing to me)... Eating at Food... A lifetime of happenings and events