Soho features upscale shopping, charming cobblestone streets, and some of the best galleries NYC offers. This NYC neighborhood is small enough to stroll in an hour, but will fulfill all your needs from shopping, to living and dining.

Easily one of the trendiest and chic neighborhoods of Manhattan, SoHo offers a fashionable and modern twist to the NYC lifestyle. The cobblestone streets are lined with designer stores, exclusive restaurants and style-spewing from every street. The neighborhood, name derived from “South of Houston Street” is home to an artistic community covered in art galleries, boutiques and gorgeous apartment buildings in warehouses, factories and world-renowned cast-iron buildings.

Whether you’re looking for a tasteful dinner with friends, a culturally loaded night on the town, or shopping spree, SoHo never fails to provide for all. SoHo is home to a few well-known and worth it seafood spots, from the upscale Aquagrill and Lure Fishbar to the trendy but affordable Ed’s Lobster Bar. A personal favorite for both the price and fare is Shuka (pictured above), serving contemporary Eastern Mediterranean food. Georgetown Cupcakes has nothing on Little Cupcake Bakeshop on Prince St, serving a range of cakes and deserts in an earth-conscious bakery cafe.

To walk off the delectable bites, head to the sprawl of boutiques and galleries. Two of our all-time favorite local galleries are the Center for Italian Modern Art, exhibiting timeless historical works from Italy’s 20th -century. Team Gallery is a bit more contemporary, showcasing cutting-edge artists and jaw-dropping pieces of art. If you’re more into buying than looking, head to Prince and Spring St. for a range of designer stores, flanked by trendy boutiques and avant-garde fashion shops.

Traveling to and from SoHo within the city is easy, with numerous train stations scattered throughout. Canal Street offers access to the A, C, E, and F train, as well as the N, Q, R, W yellow line on Broadway.  The orange line sites right above SoHo on at the Broadway-Lafayette St stop as well. Running through SoHo is the usually busy Broome Street, which connects the Williamsburg Bridge and Holland Tunnel. Additionally, this area is perfect for walking or biking, as the total area is only 73 acres.

Living in SoHo isn’t as accessible, due to the high rent prices and lack of high-rises to accommodate the demand. SoHo might be all-the-rage but it comes at a price. Studios start around $2800-$4000, with one-bedroom units rarely falling under $4000 a month. Two bedrooms average around $5000-$6500 and three-bedrooms also tend to start around $6000. Paying less than $2000 a month, even in a multi-bedroom unit is next to unheard of.


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