The Lofts of Soho: Gentrification, Art and Industry in New York

Thu, May 26, 2016, 12:00 pm

The Lofts of SohoAmerican cities entered a new phase when, beginning in the 1950s, artists and developers looked upon a decaying industrial zone in Lower Manhattan and saw not blight, but opportunity.

Thursday, May 26 / 12:00pm
92Y - Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
General Admission: $25.00

Thus SoHo was born. From 1960 to 1980, residents transformed the industrial neighborhood into an artists’ district, creating the conditions under which it evolved into an upper-income, gentrified area. Learn about the transition of the district from industrial space to artists’ enclave to affluent residential area from Princeton-Mellon Initiative Project Manager, Aaron Shkuda.

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92Y - 1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128