Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published May 30th 2011
NoHo stands for "North of Houston Street" and contains some of New York's most distinct buildings. It is known as the "Historic District of New York". Some of the buildings located in this section of the city had major influence on the skyscrapers of today.
One of the best things to do in the NoHo area is shop. Spooly D's is the place to go for hard to find designer clothes. They have clothing from all over the world and even will order an item if you cannot find it elsewhere. In addition to clothing Spooly D's has a great selection of jewelry and accessories from across the globe. The prices are reasonable as this is a wholesale establishment.
Ever think you could find southern cooking and Cajun food in New York City? Come to the Acme Bar and Grill and get a taste of the south. Some of the items on the menu include Cajun rice and beans, collard greens, macaroni and cheese and Louisiana Gumbo. The prices are some of the most reasonable in New York and this is a very family friendly restaurant. A brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays that includes breakfast items only cooked in the south (think grits!)
The area of NoHo has some of the most elaborate architecture in all of New York and the way to really appreciate it is to take a self guided walking tour. Most of the buildings date back to the 1880s and 1890s and once served as headquarters for commercial business. The ornamentation and fancy designs on the buildings were meant to show off the companies housed in them. The Cooper Union Foundation Building is an example of the architectural and engineering achievement of the mid 1850s as it was the first building to be built on steel frames.
New York's nightlife has an unusual twist in a bar call "Von". This crowd bar is one of the few places in the city that allow dogs in the establishment. In the basement lounge the ceiling is made entirely of wine cork.
When you are in need of a little down time from all the walking, eating and shopping visit Washington Square Park is a family and pet friendly oasis in the middle of NoHo with shaded seating and playgrounds for kids and pets.