SoHo stands for South of Houston Street, so it has nothing to do with London's Soho. It consists of 26 blocks and is famous for being an art district.It has trendy designer stores and many old cast-iron buildings with a beautiful archiecture, recognized for the firescapes. We only made a brief visit, walking on the busy Broadway between Little Italy/Chinatown and Greenwich Village, so we didn't see much of the cultural life. The northern end is the beautiful Washington Square Park. In the last decades SoHo has been heavily gentrificated, making many artists move their galleries to Chelsea. SoHo was the first of New York's areas that used this kind of short name combition.

Broadway, typical SoHo cast-iron buildings with 4-10 floors and firescapes on the outside.

There are many clothes stores and designer stores on the SoHo part of Broadway.

The SoHo part of Broadway was crowded with people.

Typical American fireplug.

The police is visible everywhere on Manhattan. Here outside a Swedish H&M store.

Broadway continues...

Prince Street during rush hour. Prince St is the nice side street to Broadway that we unfortunately didn't see much of.

Houston Street. The end of SoHo, the beginning of NoHo, North of Houston Street!





NoHo is less famous then SoHo. The name is newer and means North of Houston Street.

A plaza outside Leonard N. Stern School of Business in NoHo.

The entrance to Washington Square Park. You can see more of the park in the Greenwich Village section.