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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Buildings That Come in Threes

Walking down the street’s of Soho, and several neighborhoods in NYC (Greenwich Village, East/West Village and the Lower East Side), walk-up buildings, known as tenements, line the streets.  After the grid system was established in 1811, lots of land were divided into 25 feet wide by 100 feed deep lots.  If you’re walking in Soho, there are several […]

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Shopping For Clothes? LF Stores Is Having Their Semi-Annual Sale

Soho is synonymous with shopping. Living in Soho, people always ask, “Where do you go shopping?” {If you want to read more about where to go back-to-school shopping, click here} Over the past 3 years of living in Soho, I recently discovered a secret: all of my fashion-conscious friends would always answer my question of, “where […]

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What Spongebob, Pharrell And Soho Have In Common

Out of Bikini Bottom, and onto West Broadway, Billionaire Boys Club, infamously known to Hip-Hop and R&B fans as the store Pharrell [Williams] co-founded, launched their SpongeBob [SquarePants] product line in their flagship (456 West Broadway in Soho) September 10, 2013.  Here is what Spongebob, Pharrell and Soho have in common. Pharrell, an aspiring billionaire himself, […]

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The Cheeseburger “Strut” in Honor of National Cheeseburger Day

September 18, 2013 is National Cheeseburger Day!  In honor of the day, make sure to check out these three restaurants in Soho known for their juicy burgers…The Cheeseburger “Strut” in Honor of National Cheeseburger Day: First up, one of the newest (if 2010 is still considered new?) burger places in Soho is Burger and Barrel at 25 West […]

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#GetFitForFree at Sweaty Betty in Soho

Who says nothing is free? Sweaty Betty, a British Athletic Company focused on re-defining the UK sports market, decided to “take their marks” in the US and open a flagship at 77 Mercer Street in Soho in August 2013.  Their purpose is “to inspire women to find empowerment through fitness”.  Their philosophy is strongly incorporated into […]

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Ciao! Barolo; Bonjour Maison Ladurée and Bonpoint

Barolo, a restaurant serving Italian food in Soho (398 West Broadway) for almost 25 years said “Ciao!” closed in February 2013.  There were rumors of a greedy landlord and suffering business in the neighborhood prior to the final decision to close.  Ciao! Barolo; Bonjour Maison Ladurée and Bonpoint One rumor was that the landlord sued in 2012 for the […]

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Ahoy Matey! Dockers Brand Re-Launch In Soho September 2013

SOHOstrut is getting ready for September 19, 2013:  International Talk Like A Pirate Day!  On other note, Dockers, the khakis all accountants and lawyers went to in the 90’s for casual Friday’s, is re-launching their brand and is re-targeting to the hipster 20-somethings. The “pop-up” store is open for the entire month of September.  The re-launch is […]

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Why The Soho Cast-Iron Historic District Exists

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) was established in 1965 and is responsible for identifying and designating NYC’s landmarks and buildings in the City’s historic districts. The Commission also regulates changes to designated buildings.  Almost all of Soho is included in the Soho Cast-Iron Historic District, which was designated by the LPC in 1973 and extended in 2010. The Landmark […]

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Transformation of Soho – Robert Herman’s “The New Yorkers”

On Thursday, September 12 from 6:30-8:00 PM, Robert Herman will present his photographic collection titled “The New Yorkers” at the Washington Square Institute (41-51 East 11th Street, 4th Floor).  The event is hosted by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and unfortunately, reached capacity so make sure to check out the re-cap on the GVSHP blog. Robert […]

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Spotted: No Electric Zoo Attendees In Soho

Soho was saved from the swarms of Electric Zoo attendees after the event was cancelled when two concert goers passed away.  Electric Zoo attendees congregated in the Lower East Side outside of Libation Sunday, September 1, 2013. There were no spotted Electric Zoo attendees in Soho.  Three reasons include: 1.  Attendees needed to get back […]

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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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