Welcome to Nolita/Soho
A thriving area with cobblestone streets and old-world lofts.
Nolita is short for “north of Little Italy” and was originally part of Little Italy. Now it is its own community as a stylish urban oasis. Nolita has an effortlessly chic vibe and is filled with locally-owned finds and hidden gems. It is a vibrant community that has well-attended festivals and street fairs. Real estate in Nolita is primarily comprised of apartments with great character.
SoHo is the fashion mecca of New York City, filled with art galleries and luxury stores. It has a fashionable and creative vibe that is reflected in the architecture. There are large, luxurious lofts in buildings with cast iron architecture.
What to Love
- Locally-owned gems
- Fashion mecca
- Converted warehouse lofts
- Art galleries
Nolita has a relaxed vibe. Here, brunch is an event, and residents take leisurely dinners and stay out late with a cocktail on the patio at their favorite bar. The community here feels intimate. SoHo is a bustling area lined with shops and galleries. The nightlife is varied, vibrant, and runs late. It has a wonderful mix of bohemian cool and high fashion woven into every fiber of the community.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The boutiques and shops in Nolita and SoHo are wonderfully varied, and there is something new to discover with each trip. E.R. Butler & Co
has elegantly modern hardware and light fixtures with showrooms in Milan and New York City. BDDW
, which specializes in heirloom-quality furniture made by craftsmen in Philadelphia, also has a showroom in Milan. The pieces created by BDDW are one-of-a-kind and stunning. Dienst & Dotter Antikviteter
has Scandinavian antiques from the 17th through 20th centuries. Warm
has a curated collection of home decor and clothing made by craftsmen with small-batch fabrics. The Tory Burch
store is a personal collection of the designer's favorites, from old to new and from art to clothing.
SoHo is full of exceptional places to eat, including Sadelle’s
, which sells delectable bagels. Their sticky buns are also worth the extra calories. Raoul’s
serves French fare in a warm, French-inspired environment. Alternatively, Indochine
has an exotic environment with bright, colorful palm trees and cuisine packed with exciting flavors. Omen Azen
will hit the spot for delicious sashimi and Kyoto-style hot dishes. At Pasquale Jones
, the specialty is wood-fired pizza with innovative toppings.
You don’t have to venture over to Broadway to see a Broadway-quality show, as The Public Theater is nearby. You may know them thanks to the free Shakespeare in the Park put on annually, but The Public is home to countless other theater initiatives. And if you’re looking to catch a flick, the nonprofit cinema Film Forum
shows old and new under-the-radar movies that you won’t find at a regular theater.
Things to Do
There’s art around almost every corner in SoHo. The Judd Foundation
is dedicated to preserving the work of Donald Judd and other minimalist artists.
Washington Square Park is a cornerstone of the neighborhood, with a dog park, grassy areas, and of course, the quintessential fountain and arch, key landmarks of the area.