Soho District, New York City

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Lower Manhattan, New York City

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    This is the city that never sleeps....

    by BURGUN Written Sep 7, 2002

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    This is the that never sleeps. As long as you can keep your eyes open, you can have fun all day long.
    SOHO area is one of the best places that you can find out fun and celebration. Bars and dance clubs.

    Also, recent activities can be learned from NYC guide.

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    The neighborhood of SoHo (an...

    by AndreasK Written Sep 7, 2002

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    The neighborhood of SoHo (an acronym for South of Houston) which occupies the area from Houston (North), Canal Street ( South), West Broadway (West) and Crosby Street (East) and TriBeCa (an acronym for Triangle Below Canal Street) are among Manhattan's most trendy. SoHo is on the site of the first free black community on the Island. This area was settled in 1664 by former slaves who were granted land for farms. During the 19th century SoHo became an industrial area with many cast-iron commercial and warehouse buildings. Soho was threatened with demolition in the 1960s until the cast-iron buildings were saved by artist who begun to move into these lofts. In the 60s, painters and sculptors were attracted by the lofts or old warehouses with huge spaces The area became very trendy. Art galleries opened soon, followed by restaurants and shops.

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    Housing Works Used Book Cafe

    by AdHocTravel Written Aug 25, 2002

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    A true gem for the book collector & every day reader looking for something a bit off beat or hard to find.

    Unlike many used book stores, UBC is large, well organized, friendly, has food and is some place you want to sit down and spend an afternoon.

    The volunteers are knowledgeable about their books and the food is good.

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    Shopping at the H&M

    by larsy Written Aug 25, 2002

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    IF youve been to or live in Europe and shopped here you know why the store is so great. Its like the Ikea of clothes good design and dirt cheap. Great for frugal and stylish guys and gall's and New York is the only place in America to find it.

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    Shopping, of course!My...

    by Ewa-Monika Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Shopping, of course!
    My favourite: Banana Republic - everywhere, but these on 5th Avenue are the most expensive.
    21 Century - I haven't seen in Manhattan, try Brooklyn, you can cheaply buy cloth of famous designers. The only problem - you can't try it in the shop, but you can always give it back.

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    Soho, short for south of...

    by billus Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Soho, short for south of Houston (pronounced House-sten) used to be a textile producing area, full of sewing machines, sweatshops, immigrants and lofts. Soho along with New York City itself was downbeat and nearly bankrupt in the 70's, until the artist and alternative types moved in, seeking huge spaces and low rents.
    Sometime in the early nineties the area was turned into a shopping mall and the artists moved to Chelsea. Anyway, I was shocked-shocked! when I saw a McDonald's Hamburger Restaurant there. And now its swarming with bridge and tunnel people.

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    Go shopping in SoHo! This...

    by bruingirl Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Go shopping in SoHo! This place is amazing!!! SoHo is an area of Manhattan where there are stores and boutiques just lined up on either side of the street. The stores have every fashion style imaginable at prices that vary from cheap to very expensive. These are stores that you will NOT see anywhere else!

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    Houston Street

    by SnoopySue Written Dec 30, 2004

    Northern border of lower east side ethnic neighbourhoods. Also a place where some delicious and traditional jewish food specialities can be found (Yonah Knish Bakery and Russ and Daughters).

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    by Dutchnatasja Written Oct 8, 2004

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    You can walk around, visit a gallery, shop, and eat in one of the best restaurants New York has. Look at the buildings. Aren't they beautiful?

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

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    by msison Written Jul 24, 2003

    SOHO as it is known around New York is great place to eat and feel the flavour of the Chinese community.

    There are many great places to eat in Chinatown.


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    by Bigs Updated Sep 8, 2002

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    The area south of Houston street (that´s where the name comes from) is famous for its galleries! It´s quite a posh place, but you also find some nice bars and cafes here!

    Art Galleries everywhere you look

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    The SoHo (South of Houston...

    by DanielF Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The SoHo (South of Houston St.) area is one of the most Bohemian in the city. It is famous for the beatiful 'ironcast' architecture from the beginning of the XX century.

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    Moss has the neatest stuff....

    by zizquark Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Moss has the neatest stuff. different approaches to furniture, dinnerware, outdoor gear, always interesting.

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    SoHo... A great place to...

    by mannymiami Written Aug 25, 2002

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    SoHo... A great place to shop,eat live,and walk around. Many years ago it was old factories and in the last 20 years its become one of the best places to be in NY.

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