Soho residents prefer open space to retail

TRD New York /
Apr.April 09, 2012 01:00 PM

Instead of a six-story retail space that the city proposed to erect on the southeast corner of Broadway and East Houston Street, Soho residents say they want open space, DNAinfo reported.

The city’s Economic Development Corporation is currently looking for ways to sell or rent the site, which is now used at as a Metropolitan Transportation Authority parking lot and an outdoor fruit vendor. The space could accommodate retail, commercial occupants or even tenants in light industrial occupations.

However, local residents say they fear a worsening of the neighborhood’s hectic crush, with tourists and shoppers flocking to Broadway chain stores and boutiques. They told DNAinfo that a pedestrian plaza or an outdoor art installation would benefit the community more.

“I want a place where both Soho residents and tourists can come and relax,” Sean Sweeney, president of the Soho Alliance, told DNAinfo. [DNAinfo]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Congressman Jerry Nadler and Council Member Carlos Menchaca (Credit: Getty Images, Google Maps)

Pols pounce as city caves in on Sunset Park property

Pols pounce as city caves in on Sunset Park property
Liberty View Plaza at 850 3rd Avenue and Marvin Schein (inset) (Photo by Axel Dupeux)

City lets Salmar bring office tenants to Brooklyn industrial property

City lets Salmar bring office tenants to Brooklyn industrial property
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sunnyside Yard (Credit: Getty Images, iStock, and SunnySideYard)

Progressives opposing Queens development target AOC

Progressives opposing Queens development target AOC
Lights, camera, development: City issues RFP for film studio in Sunset Park

Lights, camera, development: City issues RFP for film studio in Sunset Park

Lights, camera, development: City issues RFP for film studio in Sunset Park
Marisa Lago and East Harlem (Photo Credit: NYC.gov and iStock)

EDC has spent half of its $700M rezoning fund money on just four neighborhoods

EDC has spent half of its $700M rezoning fund money on just four neighborhoods
Day in the life of: James Patchett

Day in the life of: James Patchett

Day in the life of: James Patchett
City moves forward with Sunnyside Yard development plans

City moves forward with Sunnyside Yard development plans

City moves forward with Sunnyside Yard development plans
Demo regrets: City officials lament tearing down rental buildings to make way for long-delayed DoBro park

Demo regrets: City officials lament tearing down rental buildings to make way for long-delayed DoBro park

Demo regrets: City officials lament tearing down rental buildings to make way for long-delayed DoBro park
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...