The famously artsy neighborhood of the ’70s and ’80s has evolved into one of New York City’s prime shopping districts. SoHo (an acronym for South of Houston Street) still features galleries, luxury boutiques and independent-designer outposts that characterize the area.
Just walking around the area makes you feel better. I walked around SoHo for a day and had a great time. If you live around WaSquaPa, just walk south until you pass Houston St; and if you live in Brooklyn, you can take the A or C train from High St. to Spring St.
SoHo was the live/work playground of many of NYC’s most famous artists. In the generous loft spaces, they set up studios where they painted, choreographed dances and made films. First, you should check either Artists Space or TEAM gallery. New York has a never-ending art and food supply. During our years in NYU, absorbing what New York can offer us is our advantage that no other school can give.
Take a break with a meal at one of the neighborhood’s many excellent restaurants. Jack’s Wife Freda was my choice! I had pasta of the day, which was Lasagne, and it was truly amazing. You wouldn’t be disappointed there. It has a lovely story too if you want to know more, you should check their website.
Walking on Spring Street, you will see numerous luxury shops, and it’s always fun to window-shop. The neighborhood itself is beautiful! You can find original merchandise in Broadway Market, where New York’s independent designers and artists come together to sell their wares. The Market NYC is a similar one! Free People has a pop-up there, and MoMA design store is selling hip, modern-design objects.
You must be tired after all that walking, how about stopping at Antique Garage for Baklava and Turkish coffee. I promise you that you’ll love it! Both the atmosphere and the food are well done.
This is my quick guide for one day in SoHo. There are tons of other places to go, both in Soho and around NYC. Explore them with me!