Build The Block Meeting Precinct 5, Sector C • Neighborhood: Little Italy & SoHo Build the Block is committed to building mutual respect and stronger lines of communication between police officers and the communities they serve through neighborhood policing. WHAT IS NEIGHBORHOOD POLICING? Neighborhood policing is a new direction of the NYPD to ensure police […]
Long before P.T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum (1810 – 1891) founded his famous three-ring circus, he opened an “instructive entertainment” venue called Barnum’s American Museum in 1842 on Broadway at Ann Street.
Dean & Deluca, the high-end food purveyor at the corner of Broadway and Prince Street, opened in 1973 as The Cheese Store at 120 Prince Street (between Greene and Wooster). In 1977, Giorgio DeLuca…
What do P.T. Barnum, Boss Tweed, and Foursquare have in common?
There was once a time when SoHo was threatened with becoming a victim of the City’s ambitious urban renewal efforts.
Have you ever noticed the beautiful, intricate design carved into the sidewalk at the northwest corner of Broadway at Prince Street in front of the Prada store, one of the most heavily trafficked corners in New York City?
The corner of Broadway and Houston Street, where two of New York’s major thoroughfares intersect, has gone through many changes since it was first settled in the early 1800’s.
The Roosevelt Building, located at 478 Broadway (between Broome and Grand), was built in 1874 and designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt. It is said to be one of the most significant cast iron buildings in the world.
Believe it or not, Canal Street was not only once an actual canal, but it was also the northernmost border of New York City.
The Wall, Forrest “Frosty” Myers’ now iconic public art installation at the northwest corner of Broadway and Houston is also known as “The Gateway to SoHo.”