On January 1, 2011, I started writing this blog without a clue about where it would lead. I began almost grudgingly, thinking that someone ought to be preserving SoHo's important and endlessly interesting history, but not me. Five years later, I am very happy that I took the plunge, as this project has only reinforced my conviction that preservation in all of its forms is not only important, but essential to how we situate ourselves in the present and how we envision our future.
We did it! And we did it SoHo style. Everyone in our community came together this past month and gave what they could to fund The SoHo Memory Project's Portable Historical Society through Kickstarter. We could not have done it without each and every donation.
Ever wonder why SoHo doesn’t have a historical society or neighborhood association? I am forever grateful that we have the SoHo Alliance and SoHo Partnership. But I mean more like a place that preserves the cultural history of SoHo, what real loft living was like, what it was like to grow up in a loft not knowing that other children had doormen and elevators and carpeting, what it was like to raise a family while living illegally. Stuff like that.
SoHo as Concept
Apr 02 2015
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.