Located in the Manhattan Island, SoHo (SOuth of HOuston Street) is known as New York artists’ meeting place to go shopping.
The neighbourhood was home to Manhattan’s first African-American community in the 17th century. In the 19th century, the neighbourhood became progressively upper-class. Today, casinos, trendy restaurants, modern art galleries and name-brand chain stores have proliferated in the neighbourhood.
Its imposing high-rise buildings with cast-iron facades define the neighbourhood’s architectural style. Certain streets are lined with columns and you can find numerous pastel-coloured painted mouldings and pediments.
Also worth discovering: among the neighbourhood’s remarkable edifices, you can note the Prada building, offering an elegant decor designed by architect Rem Koolhaas, as well as the Singer Building, a twelve-story Art Nouveau styled-edifice built at the beginning of the twentieth century.