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New York Neighborhood Guide


The name "SoHo" refers to the area which is "South of Houston Street." SoHo is located in Lower Manhattan close to Little Italy and Chinatown. SoHo's location contains real estate with a lot of appeal including its unique architecture, which was a haven for artists. However, gentrification caused many artists s to move out of the area in the mid-1990s. Most of the galleries that were in SoHo moved to Chelsea. SoHo became a popular tourist attraction for people seeking fashionable clothing and exquisite architecture.

Cobblestone Street

Cobblestone Street


Celebrities & Models in the Neighborhood

Due to rent protection and rent stabilization afforded by the 1982 Loft Law in addition to the fact that many artists that owned their co-ops, many of the original pioneering artists remain in the neighborhood despite the popular misconception that gentrification forced them out. The neighborhood began to draw more affluent new residents including celebrities, models and fashion industry professionals in most recent years. You can spot them strolling around the street and fashion boutiques.

Fashion Boutique stores in SoHo

Fashion Boutiques in SoHo


Shopping District with History

SoHo boasts approximately 250 cast-iron buildings which were constructed from 1840 through 1880. With its modern, decorative facades, these older industrial buildings go hand in hand with the beautiful cobblestone streets that are adjacent to the buildings which attracts new commercial clients frequently.
SoHo's chain outlets are clustered in the northern area of the neighborhood along Broadway. The sidewalks in this area are often crowded with tourists and vendors selling jewelry, T-shirts, and other art works.

Street view in SoHo

Street view in SoHo


Popular area among Models and Tourists

The street of SoHo is always crowded with fashion models and tourists who love to shop for luxury fashion. Among SoHo's cobblestone streets, Spring Street is the most popular street for its fashion stores, cafes, and restaurants.
NoLIta (North of Little Italy) is an area right next to SoHo and it is also a place where you can find many unique boutiques, and authentic Italian restaurants.


Stores on Broadway

Food & Drinks

High Quality Food & Restaurants

The bustling, romantic brasserie Balthazar offers a wide selection of fresh seafood and shellfish, as well as bread and pastries that are baked fresh every day at Balthazar Bakery. Dominique Ansel Bakery is a bakery-café headed by pastry chef Dominique Ansel who served as Executive Pastry Chef for a Michelin French restaurant, Daniel. This bakery is famous for creative and elegant Paris style pastry, the “cronuts,” which is a combination of a croissant and a donut.

The Canal Street Market, a new concept for markets which combine curated retail shops and Asian food vendors, opened since 2016. You can enjoy Asian street food at the dining area and enjoy artworks that are on display. SoHo especially NoLita along Elizabeth Street has many unique and upscale restaurants such as Italian, Spanish, and organic food & wine bars.
Sunrise Mart is a popular Japanese grocery store with a dining area inside.


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Located in the center of downtown Manhattan, SoHo is a convenient area to travel to.
Many Subway lines are available including the A,C, E,N,Q,R,4, and 6 trains at Spring St. station; the 1 and 2 trains at Hudson St. station; and the N, Q, and R trains at Prince St. station.
Subway: 6 to Canal St. | J,N,Q,R,W,Z to Canal St. | A,C,E to Canal St. | 1 to Canal St. | 6 to Spring St. | R,W to Prince St. | B,D,F,M to Broadway-Lafayette | C,E to Spring St. | 1 to Houston St.

Japanese Store = Japanese Store