New York City’s hyperlinked SoHo neighborhood is famous for its chic shops, art galleries, and trendy restaurants. Although more laid-back than the bustling Times Square, SoHo can be harassed by shoppers and tourists. Stroll the cobbled streets, browse the shops, from renowned brands to chic boutiques, or peek inside its many galleries.
The basics In addition to nonstop shopping in SoHo (South Houston), be sure to walk down Broadway and admire the neighborhood’s cast-iron buildings. SoHo features the world’s most extensive collection of this type of architecture. Plus, you can see talented local and international artists in galleries featured in the area. If you want to explore more, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, and Chinatown are within walking distance. Tours of downtown Manhattan and New York City, including hop-on hop-off bus tours, include stops throughout SoHo.
Wine tasting and other walking tours delve into the neighborhood’s diverse offerings. Things you should know before going SoHo is a must-see for shopping junkies and trend-setters visiting New York City. Wear comfortable shoes if you plan to walk on uneven cobblestone streets. Keep in mind that New York’s Houston is pronounced “house-ton,” not like Texas city. Some shops and streets in SoHo are accessible to wheelchair users, but steps and paving stones can make access difficult.
How to get there SoHo, bordered by Canal Street to the south, Sixth Avenue to the west, Crosby Street to the east, and West Houston Street to the north, is easily accessible by subway. Trains A, C, and E stop at Spring, and Canal streets; Trains B, D, F, and M stop along Houston Street at Broadway-Lafayette; the six stops just north of SoHo on Bleecker and Canal Streets; R and W trains stop at Prince Street; and the J, N, Q, and R contains on Canal Street. When to arrive, New York City is both unique and crowded throughout the year.
SoHo is the busiest among shopping tourists and locals during the weekends and holiday season; To avoid the crowds, visit the neighborhood early in the morning. Usually, there are many visitors to SoHo during the Feast of San Gennaro, which takes place for 11 days in mid-September in nearby Little Italy. Little Italy In the late 19th century, Italian immigrants settled in this New York neighborhood, bringing with them their customs and, of course, the cuisine.
Although the area has shrunk over the years, mainly limited to several blocks from Mulberry Street, Little Italy is still full of restaurants serving Italian dishes and desserts like cannoli and gelato. Its annual San Gennaro festival, which celebrates the patron saint of Naples, is one of the oldest street fairs in the city.