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06.09.15 Liam Mathews

Last week the Department of Buildings approved architect Joseph Pell Lombardi’s plan to remove a fire escape from the front of 69 Greene Street, a landmarked building in Soho. DNAinfo reports that the DOB approved the plan despite opposition from residents and the FDNY. Lombardi also intends to remove a fire escape from 71 Greene […]

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05.20.15 Prachi Gupta

The Big Short, the upcoming film adaptation of Michael Lewis’s bestselling book about the 2007 financial crisis, was filming in Soho on Wednesday at Houston and Broadway. Starring the Godly trifecta of Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt and Christian Bale, it’d be guaranteed to be a pleasurable viewing experience…unless you’re like us, and you’re a stickler […]

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05.12.15 Liam Mathews

The woman struck by a piece of wood that fell off a Soho building on Friday is shaken but recovering, according to DNAinfo. Marie Dehrehndorf, a 19-year-old tourist from Germany, was hit in the head as she walked on Broadway on her very first day in New York. She has some staples in her scalp […]

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05.11.15 Prachi Gupta

Yukie Ohta, a writer and artist who has been archiving the history of Soho over at Soho Memory Project since 2011, wants to create a mobile station that will travel through the neighborhood and give passersby a glimpse of what used to be there. Ohta, who grew up in Soho in the 1960s and well […]

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05.08.15 Liam Mathews

A piece of wood fell off a Soho building and struck a woman on the head as she walked down the street Friday afternoon. The accident occurred just after 1 PM in front of 580 Broadway, the building that houses ANIMAL’s office. UPDATE: An FDNY spokesman told ANIMAL that he didn’t know what hit the […]

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04.24.15 Prachi Gupta

Soho is too expensive for even the MoMA. Crain’s reports that the rent for the Museum of Modern Art Design Store’s 14,500-square-foot space at Spring and Crosby Streets is going up to $2.5 million a year after its current lease expires in 2016. The museum’s store, which was built in 2001, has seen its rent […]

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03.13.15 Bucky Turco

“Keanu Reeves just held the door for me,” said ANIMAL’s intern as he arrived today. I darted down the stairs of our Soho building and sure enough, there was Neo, just chilling on his cell phone, smoking a cigarette out on Broadway. He’s rumored to be a courteous subway rider and all-around nice guy, so […]

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09.10.14 Sophie Weiner

A new apartment building on Broome and Crosby Streets in SoHo has added ten parking spots available to condo owners for $1 million each. The New York Times compared the price of the condos with that of the parking space to determine that the garage space costs considerably more per square foot than the apartment itself. The […]

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07.10.13 Andy Cush

Whoever you are, you are not as badass as one 54-year-old woman who was the victim of armed robbery last week. The woman was loading a car outside of her friend’s SoHo apartment when two men approached and commanded her to give up her wallet. One of the men put a gun to her head. […]

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