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SoHo, Manhattan, NY

The mere mention of art galleries, designer shops, quaint cafes and loft spaces will bring to mind in most New Yorkers, or even those mildly familiar with the city, one place: SoHo. This stands to reason, as every square inch of its half mile of paved and cobblestone streets is filled with these representative fixtures. SoHo is one of the few neighborhoods that is inimitably a definition of a specific personality and style. Life on many of its snug streets filled with loft and tenement-style buildings is also seasoned with bustling tourism and old world charm. Don’t be surprised to discover a new designer or two, or to enjoy an off-beat play after grabbing bites of Ben’s Pizza or savoring the freshest fish at Blue Ribbon Sushi.

The first known settlement of this area came in the 1660s when a Dutchman purchased a large portion of the land, later passing it on to his brother-in-law Nicholas Bayard, who at the time was the largest land owner in the city. In the early 1700s, the area was full of trees, streams, a swamp and a few other notable areas including a collect pond, Lispenard Meadow and a hilly area called Bayard’s Mount, which at the time was the highest point in Manhattan. Since the pond and meadow formed a natural boundary, major settlement in the area was restricted until sometime in the late 1770s when Broadway was extended north. As industrialization occurred in the 1800s, the pond became polluted and the mount was leveled to fill in the pond and meadow, literally paving the way for major development. This included residential and industrial growth, primarily from the textile industries as well as hotels, theaters, even casinos and brothels along Broadway.

Over time, many residents and businesses left, and the industrial loft spaces were abandoned. The artists that became synonymous with the area began to appear in the 1950s, occupying the low-rent and empty spaces. The neighborhood’s name was officially coined in 1968 by the artists and activists who lived there, originally calling themselves the SoHo Artists Association, named in part by their physical location south of Houston Street (thus shortened to SoHo).

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  • 14-16 Wooster Street, #3-FLR, Soho, New York

    This newly renovated, convertible five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 40-fo ...

    $5,800,000
    4 3 3,769 sq. ft
  • 311 West Broadway, #6B, SoHo, New York 10013

    This beautifully renovated three-bedroom, three-bathroom SoHo masterp ...

    $3,820,000
    3 3 2,110 sq. ft
  • 123 Sullivan Street, #2-FLR, SoHo, New York

    Stretch out in this spacious and bright three-bedroom, two-bathroom a ...

    $3,700,000
    3 2 1,800 sq. ft
  • 140 Thompson Street, #1E, SoHo, New York 10012

    Architect owned, dramatic, light-filled, two-bedroom + bonus room mak ...

    $2,498,000
    2 2
  • 37 Greene Street, #3, Soho, New York

    A rarely available full-floor loft in the heart of SOHO, this wide an ...

    3 2 3,200 sq. ft
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  • 14-16 Wooster Street, #3-FLR, Soho, New York

    $5,800,000

    4
    3
    3,769 sq. ft
  • 311 West Broadway, #6B, SoHo, New York 10013

    $3,820,000

    3
    3
    2,110 sq. ft
  • 123 Sullivan Street, #2-FLR, SoHo, New York

    $3,700,000

    3
    2
    1,800 sq. ft
  • 140 Thompson Street, #1E, SoHo, New York 10012

    $2,498,000

    2
    2
  • 37 Greene Street, #3, Soho, New York
    3
    2
    3,200 sq. ft
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    14-16 Wooster Street, #3-FLR, Soho, New York

    $5,800,000

    4 3 3,769 sq. ft

    This newly renovated, convertible five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 40-foot-wide loft offers sprawling living spaces on SoHo's loveliest cobblestoned block. Step inside this expansive full-floor, 3,769-square-foot showplace and take in glossy modernism punctuated by bold, rough-hewn columns and [...]

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  • Sold
    311 West Broadway, #6B, SoHo, New York 10013

    $3,820,000

    3 3 2,110 sq. ft

    This beautifully renovated three-bedroom, three-bathroom SoHo masterpiece offers loft-like proportions and endless sunlight in one of Downtown's most sought-after full-service condominium buildings. This 2,110-square-foot retreat benefits from 10-foot-tall, floor-to-ceiling windows on three [...]

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  • Sold
    123 Sullivan Street, #2-FLR, SoHo, New York

    $3,700,000

    3 2 1,800 sq. ft

    Stretch out in this spacious and bright three-bedroom, two-bathroom abode in one of New York City's most picturesque historic districts. With a West Village feel in the heart of SoHo, Sullivan Street is truly is the best block in the neighborhood. Here you'll experience townhouse-like livin [...]

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  • Sold
    140 Thompson Street, #1E, SoHo, New York 10012

    $2,498,000

    2 2

    Architect owned, dramatic, light-filled, two-bedroom + bonus room make this SoHo loft simply irresistible. Thoughtfully re-designed by its architect owner, every square inch of this SoHo showplace has been carefully planned to maximize light, space and modern comforts. A full wall of west-f [...]

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  • Sold
    37 Greene Street, #3, Soho, New York
    3 2 3,200 sq. ft

    A rarely available full-floor loft in the heart of SOHO, this wide and wonderful apartment is a historic New York gem featuring soaring 13-foot ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, and cast iron columns attached to the original wooden beam. Nine huge windows fill the entire apartment with sunl [...]

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