SoHo Guide

Happy new year!

As we enter year eight of The SoHo Memory Project, I thought we would revisit some of the many businesses that have come and gone from our community. This image gallery features a selection of advertisements placed in issues of the annual SoHo Guide, published by the SoHo Partnership. All of these advertisements date back to the mid-1990s.

The SoHo Partnership, founded by Henry Buhl, provided street cleaning services in SoHo from 1992 to 2016 and was the first collaboration between a community and a human services organization in New York City with the primary goal of providing job opportunities for the homeless. They also published an annual SoHo Guide, a handsome, spiral-bound book that contained listings for local businesses, as well as advertisements. More on the SoHo Partnership next month, but for now, take a look back at some of the businesses that made SoHo the shopping and dining neighborhood it is today. (click on any image to view as slideshow).



5 Responses to “SoHo Guide”

  1. Paula Barr Says:

    Thank you Yuki for your work on this project what a wonderful stroll through SoHo with you it’s certainly has And had a unique energy!!!!

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. susan wittenberg Says:

    Her own story is very interesting. She grew up on Mercer St. Japanese parents. Her mother hardly speaks any English. Her parents moved back to a small city in Japan and made another Soho style Loft.


  3. Carol Eckman Says:

    bittersweet memories

  4. Susanna Cuyler Says:

    I’m interested in Henry Buhl as I’ve played backgammon
    with him. I remember him at Jerry’s, his interest in films.
    Did any of his three children move to Soho ?

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