Monday, February 1, 2010

I LOVE NY 1 of 28 Places to Visit


During the month of February The FUTURE would love for you to fall in love with the city that houses our media headquarters, New York City. Each day our contributors will be highlighting a neighborhood, establishment, or place within our concrete jungle. I am very excited to be sharing with you the two HOs in Manhattan Soho and Noho.

SoHo is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan in the United States. Originally associated with the arts, it has since become famous for both destination shopping and its downtown scene. It is an archetypal example of inner-city regeneration and gentrification, encompassing socio-economic, cultural, political and architectural developments.

The name is a blend of "South" and "Houston" from "south of Houston Street", and has no relation to the Soho area of London, England. The name originated in 1968 when artists and activists were forming an organization to legalize their living in a manufacturing zone. Seeking to geographically identify their group, they consulted a Department of City Planning map that described the area as 'So. Houston'. The group voted to call itself the SoHo Artists Association, and the name stuck. Its name is the model for other new neighborhood acronyms in New York City, such as, TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal Street), Nolita (North of Little Italy), DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) and its neighbor NoHo, for North of Houston Street.

NoHo is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, roughly bounded by Houston Street on the south, The Bowery on the east, Astor Place on the north, and Broadway on the west. NoHo is wedged between Greenwich Village, west of Broadway, and the East Village. NoHo is primarily made up of loft apartments, which in turn makes it one of the most expensive and desirable neighborhoods in Manhattan. Its small size and central location also contributes to a high demand, again keeping prices high.
Definatly make sure that you explore New York during the month of February and share with me some of your favorite things to do, stores to shop in, or great eateries in Soho and Noho.




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