American 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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