Art Insiders New York Podcast hosted by Anders Holst

HOW SOHO BECAME SOHO – Interview with Aaron Skhuda, Project Manager of the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities

August 9, 2019

The recent turmoil surrounding Dean and Deluca in Soho marks the end of an era for this dynamic neighborhood in New York. How did we get to this point? Aaron Shkuda, the author of The Lofts of Soho: Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, shares the dramatic story of how Soho became Soho, one of the most iconic neighborhoods in Manhattan. With its quaint cobble stone streets, unique collection of cast iron buildings and sophisticated blend of fashion, art and business, it is hard to imagine Soho, as it once was - an industrial neighborhood dubbed “Hell’s Hundred Acres.”

 

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