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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.”

In the late-1980s and into the 1990s, at the tail end of SoHo’s heyday as the center of New York’s gallery scene, small and often specialized galleries thrived along the Broadway corridor.

SoHo’s Broadway in the 1970s mainly housed two kinds of ground floor businesses: textile/clothing wholesalers and the luncheonettes/diners that served to their employees/customers.

If you walk by 555 Broadway, you will notice the name “Charles Broadway Rouss” emblazoned across its façade.

In any discussion about  SoHo preservation, the name Jane Jacobs usually comes up almost immediately. But there is another, lesser-known yet hugely influential figure in the saga of saving SoHo and preserving its architectural heritage: Margot Gayle.

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.

Here are some more stories about how our neighborhood’s streets got their names.

Build the Block First Precinct NYPD

Build the Block Neighborhood Policing – Little Italy & SoHo

Stronger lines of communication between police officers and the communities they serve through neighborhood policing.

What the Dickens? @ Bookstore Cafe

Ninth Annual “A Christmas Carol” Marathon Reading

The Magical Yuletide Ball Presented by Hp-Nyc at Bookstore Cafe

SoHo Community Events

The Moth StorySLAM – Soho Community Events on 12/20

SoHo Community Events

SoHo Broadway Resources

Manhattan Community Board No. 2 – December 2018 Meeting

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

SoHo Neighborhood Resources

5th Precinct NYPD Community Council Meeting

5th Precinct NYPD Monthly Community Council Meeting-SoHo Neighborhood Resources

Soho Neighborhood Resources

1st Precinct NYPD Community Council Meeting

1st Precinct Community Council Meetings – Soho Neighborhood Resources

Stay Tuned! More events to come.

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