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About Manhattan Soho NYC


SoHo, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan bounded by Houston Street on the north, Canal Street on the south, Lafayette Street on the east and 6th Avenue on the west, is famous for its many cast iron architectural elements and artsy downtown atmosphere. Originally named the Cast Iron District, the neighborhood became known as SoHo after its gentrification. SoHo is an acronym for South of Houston. If you are looking for a space with high ceilings and lots of natural light, SoHo is the perfect neighborhood.


Originally an industrial and manufacturing zone, the converted factory buildings are now prime loft space with some of the highest ceiling heights in Manhattan. The lack of tall buildings and skyscrapers in the neighborhood allows for a lot of natural light and sunlight. The street maintains its old world artsy feel, with cobblestone streets, art galleries, trendy fashion design studios in the neighborhood. In recent years, the area has become much more commercial with stores like J. Crew and Bloomingdales opening stores in the neighborhood. This area is famous for its award winning restaurants and its amazing boutique shops.


For further information about specific spaces and buildings in the area, call Prime Manhattan Realty at (212) 268-8043. We will find the perfect commercial space for your needs at no cost! We will help to negotiate you an ideal lease agreement that will save you money and time.




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Soho Real Estate Guide


Locale Subway
West Side - A/C/E to Canal
West Side - C/E to Spring Street
West Side - 1/2/3 to Houston and Canal Streets
R/W to Prince Street
N/R/Q/W to Canal Street
East Side - 6 to Canal and Spring Streets
J/M/Z to Canal Street


24-Hour ATMs
Duane Reade, 598 Broadway between Houston and Prince Streets
Bank of America, 589 Broadway between Houston and Prince Streets
Northfork Bank, 200 Lafayette Street between Broome and Spring Streets
Chase Manhattan Bank, 525 Broadway at Spring Streets


Post Office
Prince Station, 124 Greene Street between Prince and Houston Streets
Village Station, 201 Varick Street at Houston Street


Police Precinct
6th Precinct, 233 West 10th Street between Hudson and Bleecker Streets, 212-741-4811


Area Pharmacies
Duane Reade, 598 Broadway between Houston and Prince, 212-343-2567


Supermarkets
Gourmet Garage, 453 Broome Street at Mercer Street, 212-941-5850
Dean & DeLuca, 560 Broadway at Prince Street, 212-226-6800
Sunrise Mart, 494 Broome Street at West Broadway, 212-219-0033
56 Spring Street Fruit & Vegetable, 212-966-8275


Soho Area Restaurants
If you’re interested in seeing some celebrities as you dine, then check out Mercer Kitchen and Fiamma Osteria.
An equally appetizing hotspot for French cuisine is the exceptional Balthazar.

Check out the Cub Room for high quality American fare and Dos Caminos SoHo for a taste of contemporary Mexican plates.
Craving sweets and gourmet coffee? Once Upon a Tart and Ceci-Cela have all the treats you need.


Soho Nightlife
Come to Cipriani SoHo or the Grand Bar and Lounge at the SoHo Grand Hotel to have a cocktail and fraternize with sophisticated crowd that frequents these SoHo hotspots. In the mood for something more relaxing? Check out Kenn’s Broome Street Bar, a neighborhood favorite, along with SoHo Park, an outdoor restaurant, perfect for having a drink and catching up with old friends.


If you’d rather be dancing, grab your friends and bring them to S.O.B.’s and dance the night away, swaying to the beats of live Brazilian, Reggae, R&B and hip-hop tunes.


Soho Landmarks & History

SoHo is best known for its cast-iron architecture. Cast-iron was a popular building material before the wide use of steel, and to this day, it is the largest surviving cast-iron district in the world. The commercial buildings that line Broome Street and Spring Street feature cast-iron decorations and other cast-iron architectural elements. The Haughwout Building at 488 Broadway and the Gunther Building at 469 Broome Street portray classic examples of cast-iron façades bolted to a brick base.


SoHo is well known for its abundant lofts. After manufacturing companies moved out of the SoHo neighborhood, the big spaces provided the perfect studio for artists looking for spaces with good lighting and tall ceilings. As the artists moved into the neighborhood, the district became famous for its art galleries. As word got out to the general population about SoHo’s chic status, the area began to gentrify into a new trendy neighborhood for the upper-middle class.


Soho Area Scene
SoHo is a major shopping destination of tourists and New York City locals alike. The streets are lined with sidewalk venders selling artwork, apparel and jewelry in front of bigger brand name stores. Designer stores such as Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Catharine Malandrino, Burberry, Kate Spade, Coach and Ben Sherman line West Broadway, Broadway, Broome and Spring Streets.


National brands such as Lacoste, American Eagle, H&M, J. Crew, and Banana Republic, have shoppers racing up and down Broadway looking for the best deals. Bloomingdales and Barney’s also have locations in SoHo.


Soho Statistics
Population: 29,000
Average Age: 39
Average Income: $80,000