South of Houston Street, which is where the neighborhood gets its name, SoHo is the hip neighborhood that people love to frequent for shopping and culinary adventures. Located just west of Little Italy and Nolita, this is the neighborhood to be if you want to feel like a New York icon.
During the era of Dutch colonialism, SoHo was the site of the first free Black settlement in Manhattan. The land would remain largely rural until the draining of the Collect Pond due to pollution. Soon after, Broadway and Canal street were paved and people began to come in droves.
During the early and mid 1800’s SoHo began constructing cast iron buildings in order to reduce the risk of fires, which had become common in the city. The buildings allowed for large windows and apartments. The wealthy elites of Manhattan called this place home until the invention of Modern Steel, which allowed for the development of skyscrapers. The rich, seeking modern luxuries, moved to these skyscrapers leaving SoHo relatively empty.
During the early 1900’s SoHo’s nickname was Hell’s Hundred Acres due to the high crime rate. However, the large windows and open floor plans of the apartments quickly made the area popular with artists. Once the artists who lived here made it famous again, the elites of Manhattan moved back to the area. Today, SoHo is a bustling neighborhood full of boutique stores, eateries, and some of Manhattan’s wealthiest people.
SoHo is largely flat. There are several high rises on the outskirts of the neighborhood, but the vast majority of buildings in the area are townhouses and cast iron buildings. In fact, SoHo has the largest collection of cast iron buildings in the world.
SoHo is a very busy area. Popular with tourists and residents alike, people come here everyday looking to shop, eat, and drink. There’s a trendy energy to this area, with fashionable people lining the streets.
Pop-up stores and bars frequent SoHo. There’s a busy nightlife here, and the party doesn’t stop until the wee hours of the morning. The neighborhood doesn’t sleep, but the people who live here don’t seem to mind.
SoHo is a very safe area that provides access to great schools. It is also easy to get to medical facilities from here. That said, this area is always crowded and has a bustling nightlife. This neighborhood can get loud. So while the apartments might be large, families might find it difficult to live here. Sticking to shopping and tourism is probably the way to go.
The Department of Education does not operate any schools within SoHo. However, the schools in the surrounding areas are available for the children of SoHo. Some of these schools are:
The New York City subway system provides access to SoHo via the A, C, E, B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, W, and 6 trains.
Biking isn’t really popular in this neighborhood. The streets are small, they’re always crowded, and there aren’t that many Citi Bike docking stations.
Driving is also not very popular here. Parking is hard to find and traffic can get annoying, especially with so many pedestrians. This neighborhood is much better to walk in.
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SoHo is located within 10013. This area currently has 28,211 residents in 11,934 households. Out of the total population, 40.12% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this zipcode are currently unmarried and have a median age of 37.
When looking at residents older than 25, around 9.99% have graduated from high school, 36.13% have a bachelor's degree, and 26.58% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 64.3% and the median income in this zipcode is $104,167.
At least 72.31% of those living in this zipcode are renting their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 27 minutes.
Geographically, 10013 is a part of New York County, New York. This county is currently home to 1,634,989 residents, or 753,385 households with a median income of $75,513. New York County, New York residents have a median age of 37 and 76.86% are currently renting their homes in the area.
Finally, New York County, New York is a part of the greater New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. For those unfamiliar with the area, The New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area is currently home to a population 18,812,161 across 6,707,347 households. Those living in this urban area have a median income of $68,319 and median age of 38. In general, at least 50.07% of the residents are currently renting their homes in this area.