Eva Shaw Designs

Keeping It In The Family – Eva Shaw Designs

We all know that Soho does not need another Nail Salon….and the vacant store that once held neighborhood dive bar / outcast The Red Bench in July 2013 has been transformed (after an extensive renovation) into a handcrafted jewelry store called Eva Shaw Designs which opened around October 2013.  I was invited to an event at Eva…

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New Restaurants & Bars Coming To Soho Spring 2014

There are four new restaurants/bars opening in May/June 2014 in and around Soho from the Community Board 2 website: Forks and Parrot will be located at 517-519 Broome Street (@ Thompson) While this restaurant has been one of the slower construction sites (check out the picture I took of the complete mess it was back in…

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Easter in Soho 2014

Soho is historically an Italian-American neighborhood, with a strong Christian background.  There are several places to celebrate Easter in and around Soho.   Easter in Soho 2014! For Kids - Easter Egg Search – Torly Kid – 51 Hudson Street – Today (Fri Apr 11) at 3:30-5:30 PM  Join us for a “Mini Easter Egg Search” where each child…

Jefferson Market Library

What Is Night Court? {It Started At Jefferson Market}

Last week, I volunteered at the Greenwich Village Society For Historic Preservation’s lecture about the History of Asphalt in NYC.  Specifically, the speaker, historian Joyce Gold, spoke about the streets around the South Village, West Village and Central Greenwich Village and how they all got their names.  She broke out the area into four quadrants:…

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Damien Hirst to open “Other Criteria” in Soho May 2014

Damien Hirst to open “Other Criteria” in Soho May 2014 Soho is still an artist and art gallery hotspot, most recently observed by the upcoming opening of Other Criteria, Damien Hirst’s publishing and design company.  The store will open at 458 Broome Street between Greene and Mercer Streets and is 3,000 square feet. Other Criteria…

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What Will Replace ‘sNice Soho?

What Will Replace ‘sNice Soho? I wrote about cafe/sandwich shop ‘sNice closing on March 7th, 2014.  A month, later, I searched the database at Agorafy, a website that shows retail and commercial listings.  ‘sNice’s old outpost, 150 Sullivan Street, is listed for a hefty $15,000 per month!  That’s a lot of coffee and sandwiches you have to…

Rats! Here There Everywhere In Soho…Not Just Dominique Ansel Bakery

Dear NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), While I hate bringing any more attention to an already over-dramatized situation, I feel the need to write about Dominique Ansel’s current PR nightmare:  it being shut down due to mice.  This is not the fault of a locally owned small business, but a part of…

Soho Passover 2014

Passover 2014 In Soho!

Passover 2014 In Soho! Passover was my favorite holiday when I was little because I loved the quirky food: charoset (apples, nuts and cinnamon), horseradish, and smoked fish.  While you can go to Morton Williams on Bleecker Street or overpay at Gourmet Garage and buy Passover staples to cook in your apartment, I put together a list of places of Passover goodies and Passover…

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SOHOstrut Post Updates – April 2014

SOHOstrut Post Updates – April 2014 Hello all!  I have received several emails lately updating me to some of the articles I’ve written.  It’s about time to start posting updates!   A neighbor, Ren, wanted to update me on the article I wrote about the ‘sNice on Sullivan Street closing.  Turns out, the West Village ‘Snice is also closed: Hi…