A charming little enclave sandwiched between Bowery and Broadway, NoHo has a distinctive style all its own, in spite of its proximity to both villages – East and West – as well as SoHo (NoHo being an abbreviation for North of Houston Street).
Its streets are notably wider than those of its neighboring areas, with a fascinating mix of the usual downtown density of shops and eateries, but a lack of tourist crowds. Its central location is convenient to NYU and Cooper Union, but throngs of students aren’t as prominent here as in, for instance, the East Village. For easy transit to the rest of the city, Astor Place and Union Square are nearby, and NoHo’s unexpected elegance belies its convenience.
Some of the city’s finest restaurants, bars, and shops are found on NoHo’s aesthetically unique streets, and real estate in this neighborhood is extremely desirable.
One of the most influential cultural institutions of downtown - and, indeed, the whole city - The Public has been bringing new works of theatre, cabaret, and other performing arts to its stage since 1967. Its mission is to introduce up-and-coming playwrights and pieces; the renowned musicals “Hair” and “A Chorus Line” originated at The Public before going on to Broadway fame. The Public also operates the Delacorte Theater - the organization responsible for the always anticipated Shakespeare in the Park, occurring every summer in Central Park. A recent renovation has added the supper-club style restaurant and lounge The Library, which is worth a visit for dinner or cocktails even if not seeing a show.The Public
Astor Center - not just a store and event space, but a veritable cocktail kingdom - fulfills the dreams of any wine and spirits aficionado. Whether you just want to pick up a bottle of wine for dinner from the sprawling ground level emporium, or take an in depth course at the upstairs center, or attend a rollicking bacon-and-bourbon tasting event, Astor Center’s got all your boozy needs covered.Astor Center
This superb NoHo restaurant draws crowds from all over the city and beyond, who flock for the Nordic-influenced food by chef Mads Refslund - whose previous venture, Copenhagen’s Noma, was ranked ‘Best Restaurant in the World’ four times by “Restaurant” magazine - and the trendy downstairs lounge for pre or post dinner dancing and cocktails.Acme
Although the entire street stretches a mere two blocks between Broadway and Bowery, beautiful Bond street is the centerpiece of NoHo. Both wide and cobblestoned - a rare combination for any part of Manhattan, but particularly downtown - it’s lined with fashionable boutiques and restaurants, and some of the most architecturally interesting buildings downtown, most of which house enviable real estate.