Let's Explore SoHo

  • May 17 · 10:00 AM

*** This event has been postponed from the original date (May 10) to May 17 due to weather. ***

*** Please note the earlier-than-usual start time! ***

Having visited DUMBO, let's check out the neighborhood that started New York's acronym-naming craze, SoHo. Now known as a haven for wealthy residents and shoppers, the area was developed as an industrial zone and contains the greatest concentration of cast iron architecture in the world, including beauties such as the Gunther Building and the King and Queen of Greene Street (yes, those are the buildings' actual names!). Though the artists who flocked to the area in the late 20th century have mostly moved out, we'll try to check out some of the remaining galleries, too.

Keep in mind that we will be meeting at 10:00 am, earlier than our usual starting time. Anybody who's been to SoHo on a Saturday afternoon knows why. We'll certainly still encounter some crowds, but hopefully we'll avoid some of the congestion by getting an early start. Have a good breakfast, and if you work up an appetite by walking around, we'll get lunch in the area afterward.

Please read the reservation and cancellation policy, which you can find at http://www.meetup.com/Lets-Explore-New-Yorks-Neighborhoods/pages/RSVP_and_Cancellation_Policy/. Keep in mind that cancellations must be at least 24 hours in advance.

- If your name appears on the "attending" list before Tuesday, May 13, then you'll receive an e-mail with the details (including meeting location and contact information) on that date.

- If you appear on the "attending" list later that week, then you'll get the e-mail within 24 hours.

- If you are moved to the "attending" list on Friday, May 16, then you'll get the e-mail later that day.

If you are on the waitlist, then remember to check back regularly, since you might be added to the attending list as late as the evening of May 16. If you are on the waitlist and can no longer attend, please change your RSVP status to "no."

If you are on the "attending" list but haven't gotten the e-mail by the specified time, then feel free to contact me directly. (Go to my Meetup profile page and click "send email.") Please do not ask for details on the discussion board. I check my e-mail regularly up to the morning of the event. Thanks!

Join or login to comment.

  • Sandra D.

    Great weather, interesting people and a lovely meal to cap it off. A big thank you to Marc for organizing the event.

    May 21

  • Group Admin

    Very informative and truly great time, beautiful weather and made some good acquaintances. Thanks Marc!!

    May 20

  • Raquel Cuello

    Very informative. Glad I attended

    May 17

  • Tina

    Ooops, I just woke up...so sorry Marc!

    1 · May 17

  • Justin Famolari

    I cannot make it sorry

    May 17

  • Aurelie

    Hi! I've been on the waiting list until yesterday and I'm seeing now that I'm on list but I won't be able to come as I had already made some other plans. My apologies and enjoy your visit!

    May 17

  • S C

    I'm so sorry, I also have to cancel, along with my "plus 1" -- I would never do this otherwise, but we fell in love with a shelter dog and were told he would be available to us in the morning for adoption! So, there will be 2 spots opened in our place. Have fun, everyone. :)

    May 17

  • Cecilia

    Sorry. A lot going on this weekend. Cannot make it this time. You guys have fun!

    May 17

  • David McIlroy

    Oh no! I didn't think I'd make it off the wait list so I made other plans. I hope to make it another time. Enjoy!

    May 16

  • quratulain

    i finally made it off the wait list for a meet up! too bad i can't make it tomorrow as i had committed elsewhere. :( have fun!

    May 16

  • PEGGY KELLY

    someone will move up... sorry cannot make it... enjoy your wonderful adventure

    May 15

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow! this is a very popular group :-) More people than available spots. Is there a possibility of having two groups for same destination? Maybe booking a second group the following week? Just a suggestion. Thanks.

    May 15

  • Judy Boyd

    Thanks for moving me off the wait list, unfortunately, I have an obligation that day.

    May 14

  • Judy Boyd

    Thanks for moving me off the wait list, unfortunately, I have an obligation that day.

    May 14

  • SC Smith

    I will be out of town, so I am giving up my spot. Have fun guys!
    Marc, please do this again so some of us who did not get to go can do so. Thanks!

    May 12

  • Susanna

    Is this scheduled for tomorrow or next Saturday. May 17th? Thank you

    May 9

    • Marc

      It's been postponed to next Saturday, May 17.

      May 9

  • PEGGY KELLY

    To bad about the weather but good choice to cancel ...another time

    1 · May 9

  • S C

    "Tut-tut, it looks like rain...." Is this walk going to be cancelled? I know I'm supposed to cancel a day ahead of time, but am unsure of what to do b/c of the impending bad weather for Sat. If I change my RSVP to "No," & the walk is postponed anyway, then I'll have lost my spot for the rescheduled walk in better weather. ;( I would like to hear from the organizer, if he's reached a final decision, or when & how he'll make that final determination, b/c I'm sure I can't be the only one concerned about both the weather & the 24hr RSVP cancellation guideline. Please let us know. Thank you. :)

    2 · May 9

    • Marc

      If you can still make it tomorrow, then keep your RSVP as "yes" since otherwise you will lose it. I'll try to make a call before 1:30 today (24 hours before the event's start). Right now it doesn't look good, but I want to wait a couple more hours just in case the forecasters suddenly decide that it'll be nice after all. Otherwise I'll postpone.

      May 9

    • S C

      Thank you for the response, Marc. :) I just saw your update for the postponement. Hopefully, I'll be able to make it out next week as well.

      May 9

  • PEGGY KELLY

    looking forward to this meet up.....

    May 7

  • Laura Tache

    Happy I made it to the "attending" list! Looking forward to meeting/seeing all!

    May 6

  • dennis steinberg

    long waiting list just like the rope lines at some clubs,do we have to deal with surly bouncers,can i slip someone a twenty.

    May 5

    • Kim

      Wear a paper bag and follow everyone...

      May 6

  • Bridge London

    I would like to join ur group

    May 6

  • Kathleen Pierz

    I'm sorry but I can't be there please give this spot to the next person on the list. I would love to go but am in the middle of moving and "staging" my house and have no time to even breath

    May 5

  • Laura

    Unfortunately, something came up and I can't attend. Feel bad because I haven't been able to make one in months. But I guess someone from the waitlist is feeling good. Hopefully, next time.
    Enjoy the day!

    May 5

  • Atwood

    Why such an early start time?

    May 5

    • Marc

      Because it's a very popular neighborhood with narrow sidewalks, so hopefully it will be a little less crowded earlier in the day.

      May 5

  • Andre

    My wife Nathalie & I are looking forward to learn about the wonderful history of SOHO
    and to meet new friends

    May 4

  • joe

    Wow , on the waiting list . 76 people ahead of me on the list . Maybe I should start thinking of making other plans for the day lol , Have a great time

    1 · April 28

  • PEGGY KELLY

    look forward to this....would be first meet up with Marc....

    April 16

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Start a Meetup Group for people like you

Log in

Not registered with us yet?

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy