Showing posts with label Soho. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soho. Show all posts

May 25, 2010

SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District Expanded

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Commission Taps Brewery as a Landmark, Expands SoHo Historic 
District

The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 unanimously approved the expansion of the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District in Manhattan by 135 buildings, and for the first time approved the designation of a brewery as a New York City landmark. 

The designations bring to more than 27,000 the total number of properties throughout the City that have earned landmark protection since the Commission was founded in 1965.

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Aug 14, 2008

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to Open NYC Soho Annex

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(Photo Credit: Edward Reed)

Mayor Bloomberg, Billy Joel, Clive Davis, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announced that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will open an annex in New York City in the heart of SoHo.

When the 25,000 square foot annex opens in November, it will be the first location outside the Museum's home in Cleveland. The announcement took place at 76 Mercer Street, the future site of the annex.

The state-of-the-art facility will focus on the defining moments in rock and roll history and will be designed to resonate with both the casual music fan and the seasoned rock enthusiast. It will feature an array of exhibitions, including a permanent "New York Rocks" gallery that will highlight key locations around New York City that have musical significance.

The annex will also showcase selected relics from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's vast collection, including Bruce Springsteen's 1957 Chevy, John Lennon's Record Plant Piano, Elvis Presley's motorcycle jacket, a handwritten poem by Jim Morrison and more.

Some highlights:

  • New York Rocks will feature oversized interactive map to highlight key locations around New York City that have musical significance, including Studio 54 and The Chelsea Hotel, and will showcase items such as the notebook in which Billy Joel wrote all the lyrics for "The Stranger" album;
  • Cleveland Gallery, which will include special exhibits and displays that give visitors a taste of the larger experience at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland; and,
    Special Rotating Exhibit, which will feature one select artist or band, with special attention to their time spent in New York City, rotating every six to nine months.

The annex will open in November, but advance tickets will be available through http://www.rockannex.com/ beginning in October.

Press Release

http://www.rockhall.com/.

Aug 16, 2007

New Construction Update: Soho

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Mulbery Views Condominium
180 Hester Street

A seven story 40 unit condo building featuring floor through and duplex apartments with private keyed elevator that opens directly into each apartment will be available late summer for occupany. Prices in the 800's.

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Mar 7, 2007

Manhattan Neighborhod: SoHo

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SoHo

New York, NY 10013

SoHo ( stands for South of Houston - pronounced "How -Stun")

Soho is a premiere destination for the world's trendiest jet setters, New York's SoHo district has something to offer just about everyone. Bordered to the North by Houston Street, to the South by Canal Street, to the West by Sixth Avenue and to the East by Broadway.

Soho is characterized by the imposing cast-iron architecture of the late 19th Century that was built for manufacturing and warehousing. The beautiful cast iron structures that characterize the area were New York's original skyscrapers, originally the City's tenderloin in the early 1800's.

As New York grew industry moved in. Many of the cast-iron buildings on the cobblestone streets were used as sweat shops. The sweatshop slums in Soho was known as "hells hundred acres" eventually labor laws forced the sweatshops to close and industry moved uptown.

SoHo was mostly abandoned and then re-discovered in the 60's by artists who were attracted by it's huge open spaces with good light and comparatively low rents. These artists built galleries and loft spaces. In the 1970's Soho became a residential / commercial / artistic zone.

In the early 1980s, as the area's popularity spread, soaring rents drove the original artist colony to seek less costly neighborhoods. Their exhibition galleries remained however, and today the works of some of the world's most celebrated contemporary artist are on display commanding very high prices.

Today loft apartments in Soho sell for multi-millions of dollars. The lofts range from raw space to designer spaces. This eclectic neighborhood has something to offer to everyone. It is a vibrant downtown Manhattan neighborhood.

Whatever your interests, whether it's art or shopping, architecture, or dining or just window - shopping or just people watching Soho is the place to be. From the huge Canal Jeans on Broadway to the many little unique antique and art deco shops to trendy fashion like Prada, Armani Exchange, Ralph Lauren and Bloomigdales.

The wonderful side streets between Prince and Grand are filled with great spots to eat and drink and even go online at the Cybercafe.

Soho Market Report

New York, NY 10013

Soho by the Numbers: Updated 7/8/07

Soho Loft Sales: 2Q/07 updated

Median sale price: $1,800,000

Median price per s.f. $1,083.

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