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noho manhattanNoHo Or North of Houston is a tiny neighborhood with a big history. Its borders extend from Astor Place to the Bowery and from Houston to Broadway.



Smashed between the East and the West villages NoHo is home to huge airy artist lofts and some fantastic brownstones as well as great bars and cafes for listening to live music. Its location makes it one of the most expensive areas of the city to own an apartment and the shops and places to eat and stay reflect this. Keeping in mind that 14th St used to be “Uptown”  (in the early 1800s) the architecture of the neighborhood reflects the affluent style of the wealthy locals who had constructions for commercial and residential uses built to reflect the tastes of the times with lots of marble,cast iron ,limestone and even terracotta.



The area was designated to be a historic district in the late 1990s after pressure formed from groups such as the Greenwich Village society to protect the area from development as the surrounding neighborhoods began to undergo gentrification. This classification  allowed everything in the area (including the Astor Place and the Bleeker St subway stations) that met the basic requirements to be declared historic property thereby protecting the authenticity of the structures and limiting the height and construction of any new buildings.


While Soho gets most of the glory as a neighborhood well known for its cast iron constructions and high rents its little sister NoHo is a quiet and popular destination for people who are coming to the city for a downtown experience but want to avoid the crowds. It is home to many outposts of NYU UNIVERSITY such as Gallatin,Tisch and NYU Law and there are  fantastic book stores as well as funky shopping to be had.



The area is accessible from many major train lines: The F line at Broadway-Lafayette, The N/R at NYU Broadway, The 6 on Astor or Bleeker and is a great walk from either the East or West villages on a summer evening or a nice fall day to explore. We suggest the following places to check out while in the area: The Blue Man Group theater 434 Lafayette St, The Angelika Film, Mercer St Books, Astor Place theater, Shakespeare and Co, Museum of Cartoon and comic arts(Mocca) 594 Broadway. Try to catch a show at Joes Pub a great local showcase of emerging and established talent alike.



Places to Eat and Drink: L’esquina, Gasoline Coffee, Cafe Mercato, DOJO, NoHo Star, Butter, Delicatessen, Ken and Cook, Lovely Day Thai.