BAMRA – Bleecker Area Residents and Merchants Association

Bleecker Street, which is actually one block NORTH of Houston, is a one-way street that goes from the west to the east.  Originally known as a center for American “Bohemia“, Bleecker Street is now known for its numerous night and comedy clubs, such as “Le Poisson Rouge“.  Bleecker Street was originally named for the Bleecker family, who […]

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Weekend’s on West Broadway – OK Cigars

OK Cigars, at 383 West Broadway between Broome and Spring, has been open for around 16 years when the owner Ivan Karp decided between opening a donut shop or a cigar shop within the OK Harris Store. OK Harris was Soho’s first art gallery, named the OK Harris Gallery, which Ivan Karp opened around 1969.  At the time, Ivan was […]

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Recess Art Gallery at 41 Grand Street

A window display with the promise of a “Spam Lunch Free” was advertised on Grand Street between Thompson and West Broadway in Soho on August 7, 2013.  This artistic display was created by David Horvitz, a watercolor painter and photographer & Taeyoon Choi, an artistic technologist.  In collaboration, the performance art exhibit was created as part of the finale of In Search […]

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Taping for CBS Blue Bloods on 8/12/2013 on Allen and Rivington

Blue Bloods is an American police drama series on CBS, filmed on location in New York City.  The series follows the Irish-American Reagan family of police officers with the New York City Police Department (NYPD). Thanks to Oren and Sarah who are prop designers for the series. The new season of Blue Bloods premieres September […]

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The “lowercasing” of Soho Street Signs

ALL-CAPITAL street signs in NYC have existed for over a centrury, however, in 2011, a ruling by the Federal Highway Administration was finalized to replace all worn-out capital-lettered signs with new, lower-cased ones.  In 2011, Gothamist reported this as the “americanization” of NYC street signs.  Statistics show that capital-lettered signs have been proven to increase the chance of accidents.  The average American […]

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Dogs of Soho – Spot

Name: Spot (French Bulldog) Occupation: Mascot for Westwood Capital (a boutique investment bank where his mom works), and canine partner in OnTheSpotTutor.com, where he helps kids overcome learning anxieties. Birthday / Age: Spot just celebrated his 3rd birthday on August 2!  This is 21 in people years, so he spent his birthday enjoying his favorite cocktail legally – a […]

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Jimmy Eat World at Central Park SummerStage Tonight 8-7-2013

Jimmy Eat World, known for their 2001 single “The Middle”, will be playing at Central Parks Summer Stage tonight at 7pm.  For all the groupies out there, the Jimmy Eat World tour bus is currently outside of the Soho Grand Hotel. Thanks to Prentice Brown with the Jimmy Eat World tour who provided an overview […]

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Community Board 2

Community Boards have an important advisory role in dealing with land use and zoning matters, City budget, municipal service delivery and many other matters relating to their communities’ welfare. Community Board 2 in Manhattan includes Greenwich Village, NoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown, Hudson Square, the Gansevoort Market, and most importantly, Soho. Its physical boundaries are the south […]

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Save The Sunshine

Soho has many historically preserved buildings thanks to the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation (GVSHP).  Gods Love We Deliver, (GLWD) a non-profit on the corner of 6th Avenue and Spring Street in Soho, operates out of a 2-story non-historically preserved building.  Growth over the years created the need for GLWD to expand.  To do so, an additional […]

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Entourage is over…Turtle is filming The Life on Broadway and Spring – August 1, 2013

On August 1, 2013, filming for “The Life” took place on Broadway and Spring street in Soho, NYC at Kiosk.  The Life features Jerry Ferrara, Jessica Szohr, and Danny Abeckaser. Alex, a light and electric assistant provided an overview about the filming of The Life. The Life revolves around a distraught young man (Ferrara) who is […]

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Little Red Summer Camp End of Summer Carnival 7/31/2013

Little Red is a 14-year progressive educational program at 40 Charlton Street in Soho.  Every summer they provide summer camp for students in public and independent schools in NYC and other cities and countries.  All teachers at the camp have experience with working with children such as teaching, visual arts, actors, musicians and dancers.  There […]

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From Farmland to Factories

In the late 1700’s, the areas now known as the Lower East Side, Greenwich Village, West Village and, most importantly, Soho was farmland.  The “Lispenard Meadows” and the “Bayard Farm” are two notable farms that are now Soho. Lispenard Meadow Broadway and Spring In the early 1800’s, the wealthy moved into the area and started building […]

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