Why An A.I.R. Building Is Unique To Soho

Soho was built as a manufacturing district in the early 1900’s liked with tenement housing on the north, east and west.  While manufacturing eventually moved out, uptown, and overseas, many of these buildings remained vacant throughout the 1940’s and 1950’s. Donald Judd paved the way for many artists in the 1960’s and 1970’s to move […]

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Pearl River Mart Is Now Closed – Last Day Was March 31st

My favorite place to take younger family members in Soho was Pearl River Mart – you could get lost there for hours. It was announced that Pearl River Mart was closing and that it will now be rented by the owners to large corporations for short term pop-ups. I was fortunate enough to visit Pearl River […]

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Ramy Brook Shopping & Nail Event April 2nd!

Walking down Prince Street to Nolita, you’ll find Ramy Brook, a women’s boutique with a colorful storefront – sometimes with artsy sidewalk chalk outside! The boutique is located at 22 Prince Street and on Saturday, April 2nd, from 1-4pm, you’ll not only get 20% off your purchase, but a complimentary manicure by a celebrity manicurist! See the […]

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Moleskine 1 Day Sale March 31st 2016

Moleskine is an Italian manufacturer of luxury notebooks and other paper products, founded in 1997 by the Italian designer Maria Sebregondi in Milan, Italy. The Moleskine flagship is located at 436 West Broadway and they are offering a family and friends one day sale on March 31, 2016! Moleskine produces planners, diaries, sketchbooks, and since […]

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Best Deal In Town – Spring Into Change Eight-Week Challenge @ Cyc Fitness Astor Place

Soho and the surrounding area is a mecca for health and wellness.  Did you know we have over 40 fitness studios in the area?  Cyc Fitness opened within the David Barton Gym in Astor Place in 2012 and they have been rapidly expanding ever since to other locations in Manhattan! I learned about a really […]

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Paracelso – That Random Store On West Broadway – Will Be Closing Soon

Every time I pass 414 West Broadway, I always wonder what exactly is inside.  Last week, I saw an article that the commercial part of the building (aka the retail space) was purchased for $8.5M.  Normally stores go out of business or move once a retail space gets purchased. The store looks like a bit […]

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Announcing: April 17th Soho Salon @ Mendez Soho Ft. Sara Armstrong

MENDEZ SOHO SPRING 2016 SALON SERIES {Written by Dianne Mendez} Mendez SoHo, Soho Strut and The Florence Belsky I Can Still Do That Foundation are delighted to invite you to our Second Salon of the Spring Series. The guest of honor on Sunday, April 17 is Sara Garden Armstrong (saragardenarmstrong.com), an installation artist, sculptor and print maker […]

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Announcing – Soho Retail Network Breakfast April 22nd At Nespresso!

We are excited to announce are April Soho Retail Network breakfast at Nespresso! Soho Strut, a network that connects SoHo-based business owners, retail managers, and residents through a robust online community and regular meet-ups, today announced its fourth Soho Retail Network breakfast of 2016 at Nespresso in Nolita (92 Prince Street). The Soho Retail Network is designed to […]

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Peaceful Dumpling x Athleta SoHo “Peaceful Shopping Social” April 2nd From 9am-12pm

Join healthy lifestyle site Peaceful Dumpling at Athleta SoHo on Saturday, April 2 from 9am to noon for a morning of shopping, fitness, vegan refreshments, and raffle prizes.  Read more here. Your morning will start with a barre class led by Peaceful Dumpling EIC Juhea Kim (a certified Pure Barre instructor). You will move onto healthy snacks and smoothies, so […]

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Soho Retail News – DKNY, Canada Goose, MiN New York, And Erno Laszlo

The post on recent news stories yesterday was a popular hit, so I decided to do one specifically on retail stores! DKNY:  The DKNY store underwent a renovation a few months ago.  Racked featured an article on how deliberately unfinished it looks. When new designers take the helm at an established label, what comes down the runway […]

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Thanks YIMBY! Check Out The New Building Coming To 134 Wooster!

Landmarks Approves New Six-Story Commercial Building At 134 Wooster Street, SoHo From YIMBY Proposed design for 134 Wooster Street It was back in December that YIMBY told you of Premier Equities’ plans for a new commercial building at 134 Wooster Street, located between Houston and Price streets in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District. Those plans […]

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March Soho Salon Re-Cap Featuring Emily Fuller!

While I was not able to attend, Dianne Mendez hosted a tremendous Sunday Soho Salon featuring Emily Fullers work and a short presentation.                 There were over 40 attendees at the March Salon, most of which were from the neighborhood.  There are two more Salons coming up in April and May, […]

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11 Howard Hotel, Cat Cafe’s, Puck Fair and Macaulay Culkin News

There has been a lot of news recently so I wanted to write about all of it In January, Soho Strut announced a new hotel opening at 11 Howard Street.  There was an article in an architecture magazine with renderings of the furnishings and room layouts.  11 Howard is being developed by Aby Rosen, a real […]

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