NOHO Apartments and Neighborhood Info

 

NoHo, or North of Houston, is a small area centered along Lafayette Street. Like SoHo, NoHo is largely a historic district, with most of its 125 buildings included in two historic districts: the NoHo Historic District and the NoHo East Historic District.

In the 1820s, when John Jacob Astor erected the three-block Lafayette Place, named after the Revolutionary War hero, it quickly become one of the most fashionable streets in New York. Most notably, Lafayette Place housed nine matching marble-fronted Greek Revival homes named La Grange Terrace, but referred to as Colonnade Row for the two-story Corinthian columns unifying the fronts. Of the original nine residences, four remain -- with the rest demolished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and replaced with warehouses and dry-goods stores.

NoHo's other important landmarks include the Astor Library (now the Public Theater), the Bayard-Condict Building, the Schermerhorn Building, the Bouwerie Lane Theater, the DeVinne Press Building and the Old Merchant's House.

Like SoHo, Tribeca, Nolita, and other Downtown neighborhoods, NoHo has become a prime market for residential conversions of former industrial buildings. These structures join several highly acclaimed modern buildings. Chief among them: 40 Bond Street, a 10-story building with a striking graffiti-style gate designed by the renowned architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron.

In contrast to SoHo's increasingly commercialized shopping, NoHo offers a more local, boutique experience. The area is known for its exceptional cuisine.

SoHo and NoHo are served by multiple subway lines including the B, D, F and M trains at Broadway/Lafayette, the N and R trains at Prince Street, the C and E trains at Spring Street, and 6 train at Bleecker and Astor streets.

 

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