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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Get Active in Soho – Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP)

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) was founded in 1980 to preserve the architectural heritage and cultural history of Greenwich Village, including SoHo, west of West Broadway, the East Village, and NoHo. GVSHP is a leader in protecting the sense of place and human scale that define the Village’s unique community. The Executive Director is Andrew […]

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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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