Black History Month at New York Public Library Mulberry Street Branch – SoHo Neighborhood
A look beyond the boundary of the original designated SoHo Cast Iron Historic District
This month we take a look at one of SoHo Broadway’s smaller buildings, but with a unique charm all its own.
One of the most visually stunning buildings along SoHo Broadway, the Silk Exchange Building at 487 Broadway was built in 1894.
The 12-story Little Singer Building at 561 Broadway is not really that little
A look back at the 433 Broadway, once home to a unique park and hexagonal bank.
Learn more about John Jacob Astor’s Haughwout Building.
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.
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…
Siamese connections. You see them every day, but what are they exactly? Those pipes in front of buildings painted red, green, and yellow? Like fire hydrants, they are used by FDNY to fight fires. Why “Siamese”? They are called such because of their visual similarity to Siamese twins in that they encompass two pipe openings […]
SoHo Broadway Community Did you ever wonder where your building was made? Your clothing, linens, appliances, and books are all labeled with their place of origin. And so are your buildings, if they have cast iron façades. Cast iron foundry stamps that indicate what company manufactured the components that make up a building façade can […]
Looking up at SoHo Broadway’s ornate cast iron architecture can tell you a lot about our neighborhood-SoHo Broadway Community
When you think of the SoHo Broadway streetscape, you think of cast iron, water towers, street lights and maybe even vault lights, but what about Belgian blocks?
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?