Grand St: Soho (6th Ave to Broadway)

15 - Ted Baker and fashionable male ingenue

15 – Ted Baker and fashionable male ingenue

These lands are the most scenic along the street.  It isn’t just the buildings, which are turn of the century tenements and townhouses, given a fresh coat of paint and a new lease of life as design studios, quaint cafes, uber-hip restaurants and high-end fashion boutiques.

It’s also the people here – which are overwhelmingly young, white and fashionable.  Everywhere you turn, there is the silhouette of a would-be fashion model, or an actor – male, female.  Brigitte Bardot wouldn’t feel out of place here.  Hell, she even turns up, sort of.  Neither would Brad Pitt.

One would feel a little threatened by all the perfection, if it weren’t for the continued presence of old-world pubs and diners, still eking out a healthy living in the vicinity, and a healthy population of “Real People” taking to the streets to, gawking at the beauty the same way you are.

4 - Cafe Noir

4 – Cafe Noir

5 - Grey

5 – Grey

6 - Thompson Street Deli

6 – Thompson Street Deli

7 - Brigitte Bardot

7 – Brigitte Bardot

8 - Restaurant Felix Bar

8 – Restaurant Felix Bar

9 - Tenements

9 – Tenements

10 - Lucky Strike

10 – Lucky Strike

11 - Gang

11 – Gang

12 - Team

12 – Team

13 - Greene Street

13 – Greene Street

14 - Mercer Street

14 – Mercer Street

16 - Broadway

16 – Broadway

B - Soho

B – Soho

 

About Kennie Ting

I am a wandering cityophile and pattern-finder who is pathologically incapable of staying in one place for any long period of time. When I do, I see the place from different perspectives, obsessive-compulsively.
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