The Real Deal New York

Steps beyond Soho, an overlooked strip is getting attention

As established Downtown area spreads, lower Sixth Avenue comes into its own

December 09, 2014 10:50AM
By C. J. Hughes

The view from One Vandam, one of the buildings going up on the western edge of Soho.

The view from One Vandam, one of the buildings going up on the western edge of Soho.

From the December issue: The southernmost leg of Sixth Avenue has been more of a place to pass through than to visit since the 1920s, when the city blasted subway lines through parts of MacDougal and Sullivan streets, then covered the tracks with a new roadway. And developers may have been dissuaded from doing anything about that. The massive infrastructure project left the road, formally known as the Avenue of the Americas, lined with castaway lots whose odd shapes discouraged construction. [more]

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