Fall is slowly sweeping over Manhattan, and summer is making its way out the door. This period of transition may be the perfect time for University students to walk around and enjoy the atmosphere of New York City. For University students who are looking to upgrade their closet, window shop around town, or even treat themselves to a good meal outside of the Financial District, a great place to check out is SoHo.
SoHo, short for South of Houston Street, is located in lower Manhattan and is fairly close to campus. For University students, it is very convenient to commute there since the 6, N, R, Q, W subway lines are nearby and stop at the Canal Street station and the Spring Street station.
SoHo is believed to be Manhattan’s largest mall as the neighborhood is known for its fashion. There are high-end brands from Louis Vuitton and Canada Goose to Off White and Gucci. There are also more affordable options such as H&M, Zara, Nike, and Madewell.
A convenient aspect of this neighborhood is that all the stores are just a few blocks away from one another, making it easy to shop without walking far to the next shop. “I love to visit SoHo on the weekends. There is so much to see and even more to buy,” said University senior Sasha Kish.
SoHo is also the home to stores such as MUJI and Goods for the Study which provide office supplies and stationary. These stores carry items from pens and papers to containers and journals, perfect for students.
Like many parts of the city, SoHo is a great place to people watch when it comes to learning about the current fashion trends. Grab a coffee, watch the city-dwellers pass by, and be inspired by how they express themselves in their fashion. SoHo is a place to view the products of young designers when such events are held in Canal Street Market or The Market NYC.
To start the day here, the iconic Dominique Ansel Bakery is also located in SoHo. For an intimate and upscale dinner, Balthazar serves traditional French dishes. For more laid-back options, there are plenty of cafes to spend time in such as Little Lions and Everyman Espresso.
University students should be on the lookout for all that is trending in SoHo because there is plenty to see within this small area of Manhattan.