Located just South of Houston Street, SoHo’s architecture dominates with a mix of lofts and low rise apartments. It has become a destination for lovers of high fashion and fine design, with many of New York’s largest and most unusual residences. Antique lofts exist alongside adaptively re-used industrial buildings and newly constructed apartment buildings. Post-war architecture is seen in the lofts, traditional walk-ups and luxury high-rises which converge here. You will also find many unusual cast iron buildings. In fact, it boasts the largest collection in the world, with almost 250 of these incredible structures within its boundaries.
Popular dining at restaurants such as the Dutch, Balthazar, Mercer Kitchen, Blue Ribbon; galleries; cultural attractions such as The New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of African Art; all abound in SoHo.
Locals can also expect some of the best shopping in the world. A bevy of retail shops and boutiques sell some of the most gorgeous items you've ever seen, many of them locally made in small family businesses. These and other retail shops like Bloomingdale's, Zara, Lush, TopShop, H&M and many others keep the area bustling during the day, but the pace slows down a bit at night. This gives the night-owls a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the vibrant nightlife that characterizes the neighborhood.
Transportation to and from SoHo is easy. There are thirteen trains that service the area and nine stations. It takes about five minutes to arrive in Union Square, around seventeen minutes for transportation to Columbus Circle, and the 42nd Street Station is only thirteen minutes away. Of course, if the idea of riding a subway doesn't exactly punch your ticket, the neighborhood is so centrally located that walking is a popular alternative. Many significant destinations are within easy walking distance and there is a lot to see and do en route.