One of the most popular areas in Manhattan, the SoHo area of New York is named after "South of Houston," a name given to the area by local artists who came to the area seeking spaces they could both live and work. SoHo is known for extraordinary lofts in which artists can do just that. The area boasts the largest collection of cast-iron architecture in the world, with approximately 250 buildings of cast-iron. Along with the great architecture, the area is known for fabulous shopping. SoHo is the home of many celebrities, artists, and those who love to express their creative sides. SoHo is centrally located in Manhattan, and is surrounded by Greenwich Village, Tribeca, and Little Italy.
Be sure to visit the New York Public Library. Two marble lions welcome you into this landmark library, where there are more than 6 million books inside. The Library also offers lots of fun and educational programs for kids of all ages. Visit the library at 5th Ave and 42nd St.
The Museum of Modern Art is a great stop for art lovers, with a collection of art dating back to 1880. This is the largest collection of art in the world, and is a great way to explore the many different cultures and lifestyles of New York City. The Museum is located at 11 West 53rd Street.
No visit to the SoHo district is complete without taking in a bit of shopping, and you are sure to find plenty of fabulous stores to meet your need. Marc Jacobs Store is located in the SoHo district at 163 Mercer Street, and that is just the beginning of the shopping you can experience. A Prada store is located at 578 Broadway, and Dolce and Gabbana is right up the road at 434 Broadway. The famous Bloomingdale's department store is also on Broadway, at 504. There are plenty of other shopping adventures awaiting you, some unique, some unusual. But you can believe that they are all top of the line stores that you will love to visit.
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