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001 The Little Singer Building 002 Scholastic Building 003 Civic Center Synagogue 004 Arnold Constable Store. 005 AT&T Headquarters
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006 Saatchi and Saatchi 007 140 Franklin St. 008 State Insurance Fund 009 Charlton- King- Vandam Historic District 010 Harrison Street Row
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011 172 Duane St. 012 75 Murray St. 013 Fleming Smith Warehouse 014 108 Hudson St. 015 175 West Broadway
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016 Western Union Building 017 former New York Mercantile Exchange 018 House of Relief 019 155 West Broadway 020 8 Thomas St.
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021 319 Broadway 022 NY Life Insurance Company 023 Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity 024 287 Broadway

025 36-57 White St.

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026 AT&T Long Lines 027 Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank 028 Broadway-Chambers Building 029 A.T. Stewart Dry Goods Store/ Sun Building 030 E.V.Haughwout Building
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031 484 Broome St. 032 New Era Building 033 Bowery Savings Bank 034 Roosevelt Building 035 2 White St.
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036 Police Building Apartments 037 Puck Building 038 St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral 039 10 Green St. 040 23 Green St.
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041 28-30 Green St. 042 85 Grand St. 043 91-93 Grand St. 044 Gunther Building 045 Cheney Building
046 Broome and Mercer Office Building 047 71 Greene Street Building 048 72 Greene Street 049 101 Spring Street Building 050 502 Broadway
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051 147 West Broadway 052 Bayard-Condict Building 053 B. Altman Dry Goods Store 054 Ehrich Brothers Emporium 055 85 Lispenard St.
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056 109 Prince. 057 112 Prince. 058 448 Broome St. 059 28 Greene. 060 394 West Broadway.
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061 361 Broadway 062 Prada Flagship Store 063 Storefront for Art and Architecture 064 Engine 55 Broome Street


SoHo's revolution fron cheap manufacturing region to bohemian homestead to playground of the chic and wealthy is being mimicked in other neighborhoods throughout the city and beyond.
The area first drew attention after Mayor John v. Lindsay succeeded in striking down the most outrageous of Robert Moses' notorious urban renewal projects-a proposal to link the the East River bridges and the Holland Tunnel by carving an east-west expressway through Broome Street. Voters, academics, and politicians all eventually agreed that tax revenue from the garment industries on Broome was essential and the Renaissance-style building s of what many began to call SoHo were sturdy, handsome, and ultimately habitable.
SoHo's low rents and spacious studio lofts initially attracted artists searching ample work, and they began discreetly moving into the area. Although residing in a light manufacturing zone was illegal, landlords turned a blind eye. But as more and more "illegal" lofts materialized, legalization became inevitable. A precedent already existed in the form of a 1961 law which had set aside a small number of lofts for "Artists in Residence", no more than two per building in certain city zones, mostly outside outside of SoHo. But in the area with the greatest number of resident artists, some of whom had lived there for almost ten years, laws slowly changed to accomodate more and more of then legally. At first, only those working in the visual fine arts could aquire living and work spaces; in 1968, the state legislature amended the law to cover the performing and creative arts, excluding only commercial artists, such as graphic designers. Finally, in 1971, a series of legal solutions resulted in SoHo's designation as the first mixed use zone for artist housing. Only larger lofts were reserved for light manufacturing, and occupancy automatically became legal.
Concurrently, an Artist Certification Committee was formed to ensure that SoHo housing went only to aartists; thus, the reflexive element of the law began to reinforce SoHo's privileged status
Overseen by the Department of Cultural Affairs, this twenty-person committee, composed artists and housing officials, demanded hard proof that prospective residents were artists. The committee often examined slides or other works samples, making their determination without regard to personal taste but always on the lookout for rank amateurs who knew nothing of their supposed craft. Although the the committee, which still function today, has no enforcement power, de facto enforcement has fallen to banks, which demand affidavits before issuing mortgage loans.
the Neighbouring NoHo aarea became designated mixed-use in 1976 and Tribeca soon followed, although non0-artists and artists alike could live there. Galleries, boutiques and restaurants began to sprout up, and soon the area developed into the high price fashion mecca of today.


Click here for some notes on the Hudson River Park walk.