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24 Hours in SoHo, New York City


SoHo (South of Houston Street) is one of the most famous neighborhoods in New York. Known for its historic architecture (particularly the incredible cast-iron buildings), its famous art scene, and the premium shopping.

I recently spent a day exploring the streets of SoHo, here’s what I got up to:

How to get there:

Use Via – a NYC Ride-sharing company. The ride are usually less than $6, and you can use my promo code to get $10 credit: “lerato2a6

LaGuardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic

JFK Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic

Subways: take the N or R subway to Prince or Canal St., the 6 to Spring or Canal St., the B, D, F, or M to Broadway/Lafayette, or the C or E to Spring St.

What to do: 

  • Visit the New York City Fire Museum – An active firehouse from 1904 to 1959, this museum is filled with late 18th-century hand-pumped fire engines to modern equipment.
  • Shop at Prada’s $40 million flagship
  • Shop at the MoMa Design Store
  • Visit the Phaidon Store with great books on visual arts.
  • New York Earth Room
  • Visit Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art  – Founded by Charles Leslie and his late partner, Fritz Lohman, this art gallery is dedicated to showcasing work by LGBT artists.

Tip: Keep in mind that most galleries are closed Sunday and Monday.

Where to stay:
Trump SoHo Hotel (246 Spring Street)

This 46 story building is hard to miss as it’s one of the tallest buildings in West SoHo.

The hotel has 391 guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows with remote-controlled curtains, custom-made Italian bedding, oversized bathrooms fitted with custom-designed fixtures, standalone rain showers, and separate soaking tubs. Some suits even have pool tables.

There’s a restaurant, bar, a spa and a small, outdoor pool inside the hotel. Not only the views are spectacular however, the Trump Soho definitely has the winning combination of great service and beautifully decorated guest rooms.

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