Neighborhood Guide-SoHo Apartments

Walking along the cobblestone streets and iron-clad buildings of SoHo today, taking in the shopping, eating, art & music scene, you will understand why it’s such a popular destination for locals & visitors, alike.  It’s hard to imagine that not so long ago this area was filled with farms and rolling hills amongst Federal-style housing.

During the 60’s and 70’s, artists began to move into the area to take advantage of the large spaces, known as lofts, to work & live in, starting the transformation of what we see today.  Boasting the greatest collection of cast-iron architecture in the world, we can see why this would be the perfect backdrop for artists & art lovers alike.

Museums worth mentioning include The New York City Fire Museum, CMA (NYC’s only hands-on art museums for children) and The New York Earth Room.  SoHo also houses an endless array of art galleries that mixes all aspects of the art world, including The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Clic Bookstore & Gallery, Brentano’s, Agora Gallery, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Animazing Gallery and the Deitch Projects.

SoHo boasts one of the most unique shopping experiences, with everything from art stands & street vendors on the sidewalks (which sell everything from jewelry, artwork, books, antiques & handmade goodies) to eclectic and high-end boutiques, this neighborhood exceeds all expectations.  Whether you are looking for the perfect designer dress or that one-of-a-kind vintage find, stores like Bloomingdales, Topshop, Kate Spade, Chanel, All Saints, What Goes Around Comes Around, J.Crew and Marc Jacobs create the ultimate shopper’s paradise with an endless array of options to choose from.

The selection of eateries in SoHo are amongst some of the best in the city! Jean Georges’ American Nouveau Mercer Kitchen, a Paris bistro-inspired Balthazar, a shabby-chic Lucky Strike, a refined take on Thai at Kittichai and Spanish-infused Boqueria are just a small handful of the melting pot that has become SoHo’s cuisine.  Besides the delicious aromas of those honey roasted nuts from the street vendors, that is.

For those night owls, SoHo’s nightlife is among the best of the City, no matter what your preference. ñ bar is for the quirky, yet elegant, crowd that can enjoy a tapas bar that showcases delicious food among the brown polka dot walls.  World-renowned Balthazar’s bar is much more intimate than the over-sized dining room, pouring your drinks with the utmost care.  The building was converted from a leather wholesaler’s warehouse to an airy space that can accommodate over 200 people in the dining room and at the zinc bar, keeping the style of the surrounding neighborhood.  If you are looking for a ‘spicier’ flavor, head to S.O.B’S for some Cuban salsa, Brazilian samba, Jamaican reggae and some African pop thrown in.  They even offer Latin dance classes (free) every Friday night, just to make sure you are ready for the weekend.

There is are great options for living in this neighborhood, including SoHo Court.

Sullivan Mews – 97-119 Sullivan Street

The Sullivan Mews is comprised of ten four and five story walk-up buildings located in the heart of Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood. The rent stabilized apartments were renovated in 1995 and boast even newer kitchens, baths and finishes. There are 155 units in total, and gas and heat are included in the monthly rent. The buildings range in building date, but all were built in the mid 1900s. There is a private courtyard for residents, on-site laundry, and on-site residential manager and the bonus of a beautiful tree-lined street.

Units and Pricing

Apartments at the Sullivan Mews are pricy. Studios start at $1,700/month, while one bedrooms start at $2,300/month and two bedrooms start at $3,200/month.

Features and Amenities

The pre-war apartments at Sullivan Mews offer gorgeous charming finishes and modern updates. You’ll find renovated kitchens with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and wood cabinets, as well as solid wood strip floors and air conditioning throughout. Many apartments also boast working fireplaces.


Nested between art galleries and designer fashion shops, Sullivan Mews is a complex of ten residential buildings located in SoHo. An interior courtyard leads to three of the buildings which are set back from the street. Sullivan Street is tree-lined and quiet, but you’re just a hop, skip and a jump from the city’s most fashionable neighborhood. Upscale shops, bars and eateries such as Dean & Deluca are within reach, and the West Village isn’t far away.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

One word: location. Sullivan Mews offers the chance to live in a renovated pre-war building in the heart of Manhattan’s most fashionable neighborhood – it doesn’t get much better than this, location wise.

55 Thompson

55 Thompson is a brand new luxury apartment rental building situated on the cusp of Soho and Tribeca. The building is set for Fall 2010 occupancy, and promises loft like living, thanks to high ceilings, gas-burning fireplaces and private balconies. Not much else has been released about the building – except that interested parties need to join the list for more information. One tidbit that has been leaked is in regards to the price – these will be some expensive rental units. With one-bedrooms starting at $6,500 a month, two-bedrooms at $12,000, and three-bedrooms at $18,000/month, 55 Thompson is marketing itself toward the big spenders.

More to come as information is released!

Soho Court – 301 Elizabeth Street

Soho Court is  a luxury apartment rental building located on the cusp of Manhattan’s Soho and Little Italy neighborhoods. The building offers large, sunlit apartments with parquet wood floors and updated kitchens and baths; there is also a fitness center and a private garden. Soho Court’s greatest selling point is its location, which is just steps from several subways, which puts the rest of Manhattan within easy reach. Given SoHo Court’s ultra-central downtown location amid the shopping, dining, culture and nightlife of Greenwich Village, SoHo and Nolita, though, plenty of the best of Manhattan is within easy walking distance.

Units and Pricing

There are currently five available apartments at Soho Court, ranging in size from studio to two bedroom. The studio unit is listed at $2,395/month. One bedrooms range from $3,195 to $3,550/month; the two bedroom unit is listed at $4,295/month. The average price per square foot at Soho Court is a mere $57, which is great given the building’s centralized location.

Features and Amenities

Soho Court’s apartments feature contemporary kitchens with 9’ high ceilings, ceramic tile floors, oversized dining counters, and maple wood designer cabinets, and bathrooms with tri-view mirrored medicine cabinets and matching maple wood vanities. The Penthouse level apartments feature terraces, skylights and fireplaces. All residences have the availability of high speed Internet access.

The building also provides the unique feature of an in-house exercise room with adjacent laundry facilities allowing tenants the convenience of completing both of these arduous tasks simultaneously. There is also an on-site garage and a peaceful, private garden courtyard.


Soho Court is just steps from several subways, which puts the rest of Manhattan within easy reach. Given SoHo Court’s ultra-central downtown location amid the shopping, dining, culture and nightlife of Greenwich Village, Soho and Nolita, though, plenty of the best of Manhattan is within easy walking distance. Soho itself is known as a shopping mecca, but the neighborhood also plays host to a bevy of bars and eateries, hidden on the cobblestone streets in between Chanel and Tommy Hilfiger.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

If you’re a shopper who wants to live just steps from Greenwich Village and Nolita, Soho Court is for you. When it comes to Soho apartments, Soho Court offers modern amenities and large apartments, as well as an unbeatable location. The building isn’t brand new, but the apartments are spacious and the kitchens have been renovated, so you’ll get a good bang for your buck. The location itself is  great, and you’ll be within walking distance to a variety of subway lines.