Dogs of Soho – Bruno

Name: Bruno (French Bulldog) Occupation: Mascot for Village Tailor and Vince’s Cobbler Shop at 125 Sullivan Street.  Bruno has met several celebrities who get their clothing tailored at the Village Tailor.  Don’t miss the “celebrity” wall near the register. Birthday / Age: Bruno is one and a half years old.   Favorite Snack: Bruno isn’t picky…he […]

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5 Reasons The Cronut Craze Should Be Over By Now

Since launching on May 10, 2013, Soho, and more specifically Spring Street between Sullivan and Thompson Street has seen an increase in foot traffic due to Dominique Ansel’s Cronut.  Here are five reasons the cronut craze should be over by now. 1.  Extremely short shelf life – these babies don’t keep very long (but somehow only one […]

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Beauty School 101: Blowout:Hair::Manicure:Nails

Haute Air, located at 20 Thompson Street in Soho has been operating since July of 2011.  After a trip back to LA, owner Gigi Arjomand discovered “blow-dry” bars.  A blow-dry bar provides blowouts (wash, dry and style) within a standard pricing model. Loving the idea, Gigi saw a huge market for it in New York. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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