Soho pioneer Tony Goldman dies

Tony Goldman in Wynwood
Tony Goldman in Wynwood

From the South Florida site: Developer Tony Goldman, who helped engineer the renaissances of Miami’s South Beach and Soho, died yesterday at the age of 68 of heart failure, the Miami Herald reported.

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A native of New York City, Goldman got his start in real estate buying brownstones on the Upper West Side, but his most famous play was purchasing 18 properties in Soho in the early 1980s. He parlayed the proceeds from those properties into profitable investments in Miami Beach. 

In recent years Goldman had been pushing Miami’s Wynwood area as the city’s next great neighborhood. “To the community he touched, he was a transforming, once-in-a-lifetime figure,” his family said in a statement. “To us, he was a devoted husband, wonderful father and doting grandfather.” [Miami Herald]