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  • SoHoPro 2014
    Sean Jackson
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    3 Mar 05, 2014

    This is the area south of Houston st (pronounced Howston) and if you're a shopoholic then you're in the perfect spot to feed your addiction. SOHO has a great combination of name brands, luxury brands and local boutique shops. This is one of the trendiest spots in the city to shop for art, clothing, shoes, and jewelery.
    The main area is bounded North to South from Houston to Canal and East to West from Lafayette to West Broadway

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  • SoHoPro 2014
    . Troy
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    3 Feb 14, 2014

    Long gone are the artists' lofts (well ok the lofts haven't gone, but the tenants have been replaced by types who certainly don't have to sing for their supper). Alas even some of the more exciting contemporary art galleries and restaurants have been edged out by the steady march of brand homogeneity. Even so, I've still got a soft spot for the area on account of the way it used to be.

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  • SoHoPro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    4 Jun 11, 2014

    Unfortunately this area has lost a lot of the charm that made it famous, but there is still plenty to see and great places to eat.

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    Francesco L
    5 Dec 30, 2013

    good shopping and some galleries! Uniqlo, Gap,Banana Republic, Shoe stores, Apple Store, some good restaurants..

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  • SoHoPro 2014
    Steve Hunter
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    5 Dec 29, 2013

    My favorite neighborhood in NY with the best people watching not on a beach in the world...Great restaurants with food from all around the world, bars, Art Galleries, Shopping etc. Ben's Pizza is great to grab a slice, hit the Spring Street Lounge for a beer, walk along West Broadway for Art Galleries and grab a cupcake at the Little Cupcake Bakeshop

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  • SoHoPro 2014
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    4 Dec 28, 2013

    New York City's famous SoHo gallery district. I remember going their when I was younger but as SoHo's fame grew the vibe of the area started to change and the galleries have begun to branch out from their original centralized location.

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  • SoHoPro 2014
    Rich Carriero
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    4 Nov 20, 2013

    So Ho (South of Houston) is one of New York's artier districts. Many writers, fashion designers and models live in this neighborhood. It's less crowded than Greenwich Village but there are a few great local restaurants and bars to check out: the Broome Street Pub and Provence among them.

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  • SoHoPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Nov 01, 2013

    One of the more architecturally interesting neighborhoods in the city. Although it has undergone a mall-ification, there are still enough mom and pops for it to have character.

    Insanely crowded on werkends between Spring and Houston and along Broadway. Better to visit during the week.

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  • SoHoAmbassadorPro 2014
    Becky Mahan
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    4 Oct 28, 2013

    "South of Houston Street" is one of New York's trendiest enclaves, made famous by the "cool" gang of artists and free thinkers. I almost expect to see black berets and painted canvasses on every corner, but the handmade jewelry, artwork, crafts, and general laid-back attitude is satisfying enough.

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  • SoHoPro 2014
    Frances Nguyen
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    4 Oct 16, 2013

    SoHo is located in lower Manhattan and is known for their upscale shops and clothing boutiques, as well as their art galleries. It's a cool area of New York and while I often can't afford to buy many of the clothes and paintings sold here, I always enjoy window shopping and observing New Yorkers as they stroll around Soho.

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    Linda Trepper
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    5 Oct 08, 2013

    I love SoHo!!! There are so many nice Cafés, little clothing stores with individual things and many more! Explore the area, there is so much to see! :)

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    4 Sep 05, 2013

    Over Crowded during the Holidays- Beautiful Architecture and lots of Interior Design Furniture and lighting stores etc.

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  • SoHoPro 2014
    Sharon "Bubz" Z
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    5 Aug 28, 2013

    SoHo offers a different flavor of Manhattan, away from the intense and infinite busy-ness of midtown Manhattan. Here, I can take a breathe and really do some quality shopping without being overwhelmed by the bling-blings and excitement of the New York City. There are plenty of boutiques in SoHo, everything from common mall stores to high-end boutiques like Anna Sui. Only a few streets from Manhattan Chinatown and East Village and host of the famous Georgetown cupcakes, plentiful of delicious food can be found around the SoHo area.

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    Keane
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    5 Aug 06, 2013

    SoHo is so chic I felt like I was walking through a museum. The shops, restaurants and people are all worth checking out. Just be discrete with that camera.

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  • SoHoPro 2014
    D'Maris Coffman
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    2 Jul 07, 2013

    Deeply depressing. Was fun, edgy and entertaining in the 90s, but now has all the charm of suburban Jersey.

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    Marie
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    4 May 21, 2013

    SoHo is one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Manhattan. Great restaurants, art galleries and stores.

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    Lynda Lippin
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    3 Mar 31, 2013

    I used to love Soho when it was gritty, artsy, and slightly rough around the edges. Now it's a giant high end shopping mall. Seriously, you will find everything from Old Navy to Chanel, Crocs to Dr. Marten's, Topshop to Bloomingdales. Always packed and full of tourists who are in predatory shopping mode.

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    Jenny Layne Cardon
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    5 Mar 25, 2013

    Manhattan's mecca of art and fashion. You can spend an entire day browsing the stores and checking out the galleries. For locals, this is one of the best neighborhoods you can live (and more expensive). Many of the streets (Broadway and Spring) are heavily touristy; however, perpendicular and parallel streets are less crowded and full of gems.

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    Joyce Cheng
    5 Mar 14, 2013

    Preppy it up. If you like funky and preppy stores, you could find it all here in the SoHo area.
    You could spend a good day or more just walking in all these unique stores.

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    Kevin Lu @sweatengine
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    5 Feb 26, 2013

    On top of a large number of stores and restaurants, SoHo is uniquely filled with culture, art, passion, and character. This is one of the best places for an afternoon stroll in Manhattan.

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SoHo is a neighborhood within the Manhattan borough of New York City. The area’s name is derived from “South of Houston Street,” which describes its location. It is known as a very artsy area, full of galleries, lofts and specialty shopping locations. Many visitors to New York enjoy strolling SoHo’s streets in the evening for the dual pleasures of peerless people watching and lots of interesting ... read more
shopping. Once a haven for starving artists and students after cheap rents, SoHo is now very expensive real estate.

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