How Jane Jacobs Saved Soho

In 1964, a plan was re-initiated to build a 10-lane, $100M ($751M in today’s dollars) highway connecting the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn, NY, to the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City, NJ. The 10-lanes would cut through all the streets running east-west between Canal and Broome Streets. The project was called LOMEX which stood for the Lower […]

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How Much Will It Sell For?

101 Thompson Street #7 Sohostrut was in attendance for the first open house at 101 Thompson Street #7 on 7/16/2013 by Corcoran Group. Size: One Bedroom, around 500 sq. feet Price:  Asking $595,000, $817 Maintenance, around $1,200 per square foot. Floor:  Second Floor of a Walk-up building, wide hallways (circa 1970’s). Condition: Floors: good shape for Soho; level and […]

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Linda Mason – Moving On Event 7/23/2013

Join the Art of Beauty by Linda Mason on 7/23/2013 (tomorrow) from 5-8pm at 26 and 28 Grand Street. There is a final exhibit, “Moving On” which is a show and celebration to support the evolution of the “Art of Beauty”. At 26 Grand, the gallery’s full exhibition can be found at www.lindamasongallery.com At 28 […]

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Dogs of Soho – Pablo

No, this isn’t a post about married men in Soho who are spotted out with other women…this is about the pets who live in Soho and their favorite places. Meet Pablo: Birthday / Age: Nov 24, 2011, Almost 2 Years Favorite Snack:  Turkey Favorite Place to Mark Territory:  The rocks outside Blue Ribbon Sushi Favorite Thing about […]

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Strutting down the “Grand” Catwalk – Linda Mason

“Only in New York can you walk down the street and get your makeup done by one of the greatest minds ever to shape the visual landscape of fashion.  Its like getting a foot massage from Christian Louboutin” said David Dumas, of FASHIONFILMFACTORY.   Over the past 15 years, Linda Mason has been operating her makeup […]

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Loved it but Left it

This is the start of a series of {somewhat} regular posts by anonymous people who loved their Soho apartments but left the neighborhood for somewhere else, and memories of their favorite places to frequent.  It will also highlight the individual’s building, and compare to current apartments in their building to see how the market might […]

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Salud! To Your Health

There are many locally owned restaurants in Soho, each of which has their own backstory. Salud, at 107 Thompson Street opened in May (2013).  Salud is a Mexican-American eatery with a heavy emphasis on healthy and organic and their menu features authentic smoothies and sandwiches. From the floor, to the wall decorations, to the ceiling, you immediately get the feeling […]

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Origins @ Sephora Soho

The Origins flagship, known for their Bath, Body and Skincare products, seemingly disappeared overnight on West Broadway.   Its hard not to notice the strip of surrounding retail stores which have all closed in the past few months (greedy landlord?) between Broome and Spring Streets in Soho. Wondering the next nearest outlet?  Specialists are now operating out of […]

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Sohostrut’s first official “SOHOstrut”

Its not every day where you see 3 friends with fashion backgrounds come together to create a conscious public display with a purpose. As posted last week, the Greene Street NYC team completed their first Clean Art project/mural in Soho on July 2, 2013. On July 3, 2013, the first official “Soho strut” took place across […]

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Don’t f#*& Where You Live, Especially If You Live In Soho

The term “long-distance” in reference to dating* in Manhattan is different than the traditional sense.  Someone in Soho might consider dating someone in the Upper East Side (4.8 miles) to be long distance, and therefore, not even an option.  But what about someone in Soho dating someone in Soho?  Don’t f#*& Where You Live, Especially If You Live […]

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Soho Doesn’t Need Another Nail Salon

Soho Doesn’t Need Another Nail Salon! The Red Bench was one of Soho’s diviest bars, and after having had a pretty dramatic year (the Department of Health (DOH) shut down the Red Bench several times starting in June 2012), finally closed its doors in May 2013. While another bar would be the perfect spot to accommodate the spillover from the Blue […]

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The Case Of The Disappearing Cobblestone…

One of the distinctive and charming qualities of Soho are the side streets lined with original cobblestone.  This cobblestone was brought in from Belgium in the 1700’s and is known as “Belgian Block“.  This replaced the dirt and oyster shell roads of Manhattan’s past.  Over the years, the cobblestone roads were replaced with pavement, but a heavy concentration […]

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Spotted: Juice Press Southampton pop-up delivery van — July 4th weekend

The Juice Press at 156 Prince Street in Soho has a cult-like following, but what do you do when you’re out of town in the Hamptons July 4th weekend?  There is a pop-up store in Southampton so rest assured.  Sohostrut spotted the delivery van en-route to the Hamptons. Drink up and stay hydrated…the weatherman predicts 90 […]

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