New York City: Places to Explore



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SoHo (short for "South of Houston") was the epicenter of New York's art scene in the late 1970s, and has since evolved into a mecca of mostly chain retailers (Chelsea is more the go-to for galleries these days). Compared with other neighborhoods, you may have to look a little harder to find a local vibe, but a bit of bohemia still exists. It can be found on the cobblestone side streets where there are still a few galleries, as well as sidewalks jammed with tables full of handmade beaded jewelry, tooled leather belts, and hats and purses. There are also unique clothing boutiques, gourmet food shops, and even a few old-school divey bars thrown into the mix.


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