SOHO & TRIBECA NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE
SoHo & TriBeCa, along with Battery Park City and Greenwich Village, rank as Manhattan’s 6th most populous area. Approximately 42,000 people call this stretch of the Big Apple home. Initially farmed by the Dutch, then later by the English and Italians, TriBeCa (which stands for “Triangle Below Canal Street”) became a center for shipping and trading following the American Civil War and has flourished ever since. The name “SoHo” refers to the neighborhood’s location “South of Houston Street” but also references the chic neighborhood of the same name in London, solidifying SoHo’s urban credentials.
Reputed as some of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods, SoHo & TriBeCa are known for being an upscale center of arts, entertainment, and fashion. Residents here live in a mix of old and new housing, with cast-iron facades being one of the most notable architectural styles. Artists’ lofts and galleries in industrial buildings sit shoulder-to-shoulder with upscale boutiques and high-end eateries. Here, culture and sophistication mix with downtown cool.
MarieBelle is a chocolatier and café that locals say is “magical” to visit in person.
“I have been living in Soho for the past 30 years I still have the same feeling I got then, of being in a Small City inside a Big City, friendly and most people know each other in the neighborhood, is a beautiful energy.”
– Maribel Lieberman, CEO & Founder – MarieBelle New York Chocolates