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 have changed.

Profile

Age: 33

Sex: M

Years Lived in Soho: 3

Address: Soho Court @ Houston and Elizabeth

What was your apartment like:  2BR/2BA, high floor, lived with college friend and his fiance.  Rent was $4,400

Currently: Gramercy (near 3rd avenue)

Favorite places when a resident: Tom and Jerry’sVonWhole Foods – Bowery

Places you currently miss: Whole Foods – Bowery

Favorite memory: A party we held at the apartment where we had to lie to people about an after party at Tom and Jerry’s in order to clear out the crowd

Reason(s) you left:  My friend and his fiance wanted to get their own place…took the opportunity to move closer to work.

Would you ever move back: In a heartbeat…I really like that particular area, and I would very much like to live there again. I don’t know if I would sacrifice my current commute for anywhere else at the current moment.

SOHO Court Outside

SOHO Court Outside

Then and Now:

Sohostrut met with Andrew from Soho Court / Manhattan Skyline to see a rental listing in the building.  One bedrooms now start at $3,895.  So long are the days of 2BR/2BA for $4,400!  At least you save money with a free exercise room in the building.

SOHO Court Living Room
SOHO Court Living Room
SOHO Court Kitchen
SOHO Court Kitchen
SOHO Court Bedroom
SOHO Court Bedroom
 
SOHO Court Exercise Room

SOHO Court Exercise Room