The 250 cast iron buildings of Soho form a stunning backdrop for the high-end fashion and home design houses, photography studios, and galleries that call this cherished neighborhood home. The cobblestone side streets and their eclectic boutiques and charming eateries offer a respite from the crowds swarming the flagship retailers and gourmet food trucks of Broadway.
Shopping, Sipping and Eating
A shopper’s heaven, Soho has everything from the trendy Topshop and Nike Lab to ultra chic Alexander Wang, Prada, and Opening Ceremony. Kiosk sells highly curated objects from around the world. Natural history collectibles and artifacts such as dinosaur fossils, animal skulls, and framed butterflies are sold at Evolution. Gourmet food market Dean and Deluca presents gorgeous displays of its wares and is a favorite spot for a quick delicious bite.
When the shops close, the neighborhood settles into a calmer mode and the action shifts to trendy restaurants and bars. City Winery, a unique venue for intimate concerts, is also a fully functioning winery that offers food and wine classes. At S.O.B.’s, live afro-latin performances always draw a dancing crowd.
On the eastern edge of Soho, Nolita’s narrower streets are lively at night with many hip bars and restaurants.
Soho Real Estate
Vacancies are rare in Soho and consist of either phenomenal lofts in cast iron co-ops or walk-ups in well-maintained pre-war buildings. Expect to pay a premium for this popular neighborhood.
Centrally located in downtown Manhattan, it’s an easy walk from Soho to other downtown neighborhoods. Walking isn’t necessary, however, as almost every subway line passes through Soho.