Located west of Little Italy and bounded by Houston Street, West Broadway and Lafayette Street, SoHo (acronym for South Houston) is one of the most popular neighborhoods of New York City.
The nearby neighborhoods are Little Italy to the east, TriBeCa to the south and West Village to the north. To the west is the Hudson River.
During the nineteenth and early twentieth century, SoHo was an industrial area, known by many as Hell’s Hundred Acres.
During the ‘70s, the buildings were transformed into lofts and young up-coming artists settled in this area due to the low renting of the buildings. When the neighborhood became popular, the artists moved to TriBeCa, which later suffered a similar outcome.
Although it was abandoned by its first inhabitants, SoHo is still a charming neighborhood known for its lofts, art galleries, antiques, and trendy boutiques. Definitely worth visiting.