Exploring New York's SoHo

Exploring New York's SoHo

by Alfred Pommer, Eleanor Winters
     
 

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SoHo, short for South of Houston," is one of New York's trendiest neighborhoods. Innovative restaurants and fashion-forward shops line Broome and Spring Streets, and artists reside above in modern lofts. But it is also part of the SoHo Cast-Iron Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. Its beautiful old buildings hold stories of the

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SoHo, short for South of Houston," is one of New York's trendiest neighborhoods. Innovative restaurants and fashion-forward shops line Broome and Spring Streets, and artists reside above in modern lofts. But it is also part of the SoHo Cast-Iron Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. Its beautiful old buildings hold stories of the neighborhood's fascinating history, urban decline and regeneration. It was once the center of New York's show business world and its most infamous red-light district. The richest and poorest Manhattanites walked these streets: John Jacob Astor, Harry Houdini, Aaron Burr and P.T. Barnum. Local authors Alfred Pommer and Eleanor Winters reveal these and other stories of an ever-changing SoHo."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609495886
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,189,379
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Alfred Pommer (NYC) is a licensed tour guide and owner of New York City Cultural Walking Tours and a member of the Guides Association of New York. He is a native New Yorker with more than 20 years experience as a tour guide. Eleanor Winters is a native of Brooklyn. A commercial and fine artist specializing in calligraphy, she has written five books for calligraphers. Eleanor lives half the year in Brooklyn and half in Paris, and she teaches calligraphy in Europe and the U.S. She exhibits her artwork widely and is represented by the Franklin 54 Gallery + Projects in Manhattan. Eleanor has a Masters of Art from New York University.

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