Manhattan Community Board #2 is one of the first community boards to be established in the early 1960’s. One of Soho Broadway Community Resources
If you walk along Broadway from Canal to Houston Street, you will see many charming old-fashioned lampposts along the way. They are replicas of Bishops Crook cast iron lampposts that were common in New York City in the early 20th century. Named for the staff carried by high-ranking clerics, a garland motif winds around a […]
Look up. Look way up! Although they may look like remnants from New York’s past, 99% of the water towers in SoHo, including those along SoHo Broadway, are still in use and they are still being manufactured locally by two New York City companies that fabricate and maintain these cherished gems from SoHo’s skyline.
Have you ever wondered why some buildings in SoHo have “HOLLOW SIDEWALK” or “VAULTED SIDEWALK” signs posted on their facades? One would assume correctly that they indicate that the sidewalk is indeed hollow. But why? Many sidewalks along Broadway have tiny glass circles embedded into the sidewalks and front stairs of many Broadway buildings are […]
There are approximately 250 cast iron buildings in New York City, most of them in SoHo and mostly built from the mid-1800’s through the late 1800’s.
Have you noticed the subtle artwork that can be found along the Prince Street station’s walls?
Balthazar at 80 Spring Street (a.k.a. 524 Broadway) Keith McNally, the British restauranteur, opened Balthazar in 1997 when SoHo still had a slight patina of grunge left on it. This was especially true for the area east of Broadway, where Balthazar has been packing in crowds night after night for over two decades at 80 […]
The St. Nicholas Hotel, on the west side of Broadway between Spring and Broome Streets, was a hotel like nothing New York City had seen before.
SoHo has long been known for its art galleries, but did you know that Broadway was once home to three major art museums, all on the same block, between Houston and Prince Street?
If there is any place in SoHo that could be called a town square or a community center, it would be the Housing Works Bookstore Café at 126 Crosby Street (also known as the rear address of 594 Broadway).