Buildings To Know in NoHo ‣ NoHo, the nickname for the neighborhood in New York that generally sits north of Houston and sprawls up Broadway and Lafayette to Astor Place, serves as home to some of the city's most flamboyant architecture. Most of the exuberance comes by way of the existing commercial buildings from the 1880s and 1890, structures with rich ornamentation and fanciful figures designed to show off the companies that built them. In even earlier days, primarily the 1820s, Lafayette Street and Astor Place briefly served as one of the city's most fashionable districts for Old Money.
While the Bowery is shaping up as one of New York's primary thoroughfares for experimental architecture, with the boldest yet to come, a new look at the old and new architecture of neighboring NoHo yields some pretty wild stuff. All that is required to appreciate this area's rich architectural heritage is to stop and look up. Here's Walking Off the Big Apple's guide to buildings you must know in NoHo. [Continued]