Manhattan Community Board #2 Manhattan is one of the first community boards to be established in the early 1960’s. One of Soho Broadway Community Neighborhood Resources
SoHo Broadway History: Looking back on the life and death of SoHo’s trade businesses within one building on Broadway
A look beyond the boundary of the original designated SoHo Cast Iron Historic District
The 12-story Little Singer Building at 561 Broadway is not really that little
Learn more about John Jacob Astor’s Haughwout Building.
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…
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?
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) SoHo Broadway Community 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 […]
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).