Live Next To Sandra Bullock In SoHo!

I was searching online and saw that the lower-level apartment at 116 Sullivan Street is for rent by B’apple Real Estate broker Martina Dechevska for $8,995.  Its also a whopping 1,700 square feet (1,250 on the first floor and 500 in the lower level). For most of you who don’t know, 116 Sullivan Street is a […]

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Yes! Plenty Of Room For Small Businesses In SoHo!

After reading The Epoch Times article on the closing of neighborhood bakery Once Upon A Tart, ‘Is There Room for Small Businesses in NYC?‘ my gut reaction was, “YES, there is plenty of room, especially in SoHo!” While Sullivan Street and the nearby area has seen its fair share of closings (‘sNice, Joe’s Dairy, Milady’s, Rosebud, The Room {in […]

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Temporary Relocation For The Montessori Of SoHo Fall 2014

The construction project at 73-75 Sullivan Street has been taking forever!  There will eventually be an 8-story condo building with a Montessori preschool on the first three floors.  The Montessori was expected to be open for Fall 2014, however, there is a temporary relocation for the Montessori of SoHo for Fall 2014 in Tribeca. The project started […]

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Everything’s OK – OK Cigars Book Launch

I’ve been in touch with the tobacconist/manager of OK Cigars on West Broadway, Gavin Baker, since I video interviewed him! {Check out the video here and my original post here} I read that OK Cigars was closing, and received notice that they have compiled a book on the history of this famous Soho destination called, “Everything’s […]

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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 […]

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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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Volunteer At The Elizabeth Street Garden

Volunteer At The Elizabeth Street Garden I wrote about the Elizabeth Street Garden here in January 2014.  Now that Spring is finally in-sight, I received an email about volunteer opportunities at the Elizabeth Street Garden. There is a volunteer orientation and spring clean-up this Sunday.  Volunteer orientation is April 6th, 2014, from 1-2pm, and spring cleaning is […]

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Why Sullivan Street Bakery Is Not On Sullivan Street

After reading an article on the Village Voice celebrating the Sullivan Street Bakery’s 20th Year, I decided to post an article I had drafted about why Sullivan Street Bakery Is Not On Sullivan Street,  I came across a picture of the original Sullivan Street Bakery: The Sullivan Street Bakery originally operated from 1994-2010 at 73-75 […]

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History Of Snow Removal – What I Learned

History Of Snow Removal – What I Learned Last Thursday, January 30th,, 2014, I attended the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s (GVSHP) event on the history of snow removal.  The lecture was given by Dr. Robin Nagle, an Anthropologist and the director at NYU’s “Draper” interdisciplinary studies Master’s program. This was Robin’s first time […]

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Elizabeth Street Garden

Elizabeth Street is technically in “Nolita” (north of Little Italy) just outside my Soho boundaries.  However, I couldn’t say no when I was asked to write about the Elizabeth Street Garden preservation efforts on SOHOstrut.  I love Elizabeth Street and historic preservation is very important to me.  There were rumors in 2013 that the City was considering closing the Elizabeth Street Garden to […]

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Sullivan Street: Then & Now And Forever Hold Your Peace

Sullivan Street:  Then & Now And Forever Hold Your Peace I came across an amazing directory of pictures from the 1970’s and 80’s the other day on the Museum of the City of New York‘s website.  Once I went through the collection, I wanted to see if there were other pictures of Soho in the database.  I came across a […]

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Where is South Fifth Avenue?

I came across a fascinating database of photographs a few days ago on the Museum of the City of New York’s website and found lots of historic photographs and drawings of Soho dating all the way back to the late 1800’s.  One of my favorite pictures (below) made me realize the history of street name changes over […]

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On This Day In Soho, 15 Years Ago…(January 7)

On This Day In Soho, 15 Years Ago…(January 7) Have you ever scrolled through the beautiful pages of the Pottery Barn catalog and wondered where the inspiration for the minimalistic, graceful and flattering designs originated? On January 7, 1999, Williams-Sonoma, parent company to Pottery Barn, purchased Wolfman-Gold and Good Company, then a 17 year-old company at 117 Mercer […]

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History Of Snow Removal In NYC

This morning was NYC’s first snow storm and after a 6:30 AM workout class, I walked all the way down Prince street from Crosby to Sullivan and not a single car drove past me.  It was SO beautiful and quiet and reminded me the night before Hurricane Sandy.  Unfortunately I had to go into work […]

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Happy Holidays From The Judd Museum – A Year In Review

I wrote about my first visit to the Judd Museum at 101 Spring Street in Soho on September 26, 2013 here.  Donald Judd lived from 1928-1994 and was an American artist associated with minimalism.  During his career, Donald Judd moved from figurative to increasingly abstract imagery.  This evolved to large-scaled constructions which he called, “permanent […]

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