Buildings That Come in Threes

Walking down the street’s of Soho, and several neighborhoods in NYC (Greenwich Village, East/West Village and the Lower East Side), walk-up buildings, known as tenements, line the streets.  After the grid system was established in 1811, lots of land were divided into 25 feet wide by 100 feed deep lots.  If you’re walking in Soho, there are several […]

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SOHOstrut Articles of the Week Ending 9/22/2013

Articles around the web mentioning Soho for the week ending 9/22/2013: 9/15/2013:  Tanteo Spirits, a Soho-based importer and distributor of Mexican tequila, provides a $625 allowance for medical benefits for each employee to choose from; similar to their diverse flavors of tequila (jalepeño, tropical fruit, bittersweet chocolate. – Crain’s New York 9/19/2013: The apartment building […]

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Shopping For Clothes? LF Stores Is Having Their Semi-Annual Sale

Soho is synonymous with shopping. Living in Soho, people always ask, “Where do you go shopping?” {If you want to read more about where to go back-to-school shopping, click here} Over the past 3 years of living in Soho, I recently discovered a secret: all of my fashion-conscious friends would always answer my question of, “where […]

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What Spongebob, Pharrell And Soho Have In Common

Out of Bikini Bottom, and onto West Broadway, Billionaire Boys Club, infamously known to Hip-Hop and R&B fans as the store Pharrell [Williams] co-founded, launched their SpongeBob [SquarePants] product line in their flagship (456 West Broadway in Soho) September 10, 2013.  Here is what Spongebob, Pharrell and Soho have in common. Pharrell, an aspiring billionaire himself, […]

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The Cheeseburger “Strut” in Honor of National Cheeseburger Day

September 18, 2013 is National Cheeseburger Day!  In honor of the day, make sure to check out these three restaurants in Soho known for their juicy burgers…The Cheeseburger “Strut” in Honor of National Cheeseburger Day: First up, one of the newest (if 2010 is still considered new?) burger places in Soho is Burger and Barrel at 25 West […]

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#GetFitForFree at Sweaty Betty in Soho

Who says nothing is free? Sweaty Betty, a British Athletic Company focused on re-defining the UK sports market, decided to “take their marks” in the US and open a flagship at 77 Mercer Street in Soho in August 2013.  Their purpose is “to inspire women to find empowerment through fitness”.  Their philosophy is strongly incorporated into […]

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Ciao! Barolo; Bonjour Maison Ladurée and Bonpoint

Barolo, a restaurant serving Italian food in Soho (398 West Broadway) for almost 25 years said “Ciao!” closed in February 2013.  There were rumors of a greedy landlord and suffering business in the neighborhood prior to the final decision to close.  Ciao! Barolo; Bonjour Maison Ladurée and Bonpoint One rumor was that the landlord sued in 2012 for the […]

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Ahoy Matey! Dockers Brand Re-Launch In Soho September 2013

SOHOstrut is getting ready for September 19, 2013:  International Talk Like A Pirate Day!  On other note, Dockers, the khakis all accountants and lawyers went to in the 90’s for casual Friday’s, is re-launching their brand and is re-targeting to the hipster 20-somethings. The “pop-up” store is open for the entire month of September.  The re-launch is […]

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SOHOstrut Articles of the Week Ending 9/14/2013

Articles around the web mentioning Soho for the week ending 9/14/2013: 9/19/2013: The Cronut Hole Concrete is coming to Shake Shack – EaterNY 9/10/2013: An art student at Temple University is going to have her artwork displayed on a T-Shirt on an un-named, un-opened, restaurant in Soho.  The author, obviously a student, left the most […]

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Moving On “Pup”: A Story Of Launching A Business On 9/10/2001

September 10, 2001 marked Abraham Mimi’s grand opening at his very first business:  a pet shop in Alphabet City called “Alphapet City”.  Little did he know that the next day, the city which warmly welcomed him when he immigrated, a city he loved, would be harmed in the September 11th attacks.  This is Moving On “Pup”:  A […]

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Where To Not Sublet An Apartment In Soho

Ironically on “Greene” Street, the last line of the AirBNB listing says it all:  “This Place is Almost like Camping Out…”  For just $100 a night or $735 a week, you can rent a shared “room” in a Hippie Art Loft in Soho.  “Room” being the operative word.  “Must be able to get up Ladder” and […]

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Where To Get Custom Lip Color Makeup In Soho NYC

Where To Get Custom Lip Color Makeup In Soho NYC Bite Beauty Lip Lab, on 174 Prince Street in Soho, opened in May 2013 as a pop-up store.  A Canadian brand, Sephora has been selling their products in the US.  Bite Beauty offers a highly pigmented, hydrating formula which is infused with food-grade ingredients. In the […]

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SOHOstrut Articles of the Week Ending 9/7/2013

Articles around the web mentioning Soho for the week ending 9/7/2013: 9/1/2013: Dianna Agron and Nick Mathers were spotted walking in Soho.  – Daily Mail 9/4/2013:   Balthazar in Soho is one of the Top Places Ladies “Power Lunch” – NY Times Art Galleries cluster together in high-end neighborhoods near affluent potential buyers.  60 percent of […]

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Why The Soho Cast-Iron Historic District Exists

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) was established in 1965 and is responsible for identifying and designating NYC’s landmarks and buildings in the City’s historic districts. The Commission also regulates changes to designated buildings.  Almost all of Soho is included in the Soho Cast-Iron Historic District, which was designated by the LPC in 1973 and extended in 2010. The Landmark […]

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