NoHo Commerce & Culture
Even the subway stations are historic in NoHo. Astor Place and Bleecker Street both received the designation because of their original interiors, whose decorative elements date to the early 20th century. Above Astor sits a cult-favorite city icon. Tony Rosenthal’s “Alamo” is a black cube better known by its colloquial (and more descriptive) name, “The Cube.” This hexahedron was initially a short-term installation in 1967, but the oft-unpredictable love of NYC’s citizens has kept The Cube at the intersection of NoHo, Greenwich Village, and the East Village for decades. Elsewhere, whether along the double-wide Lafayette or the cobblestoned Bond, the streets of NoHo teem with shops. Expect to find everything from antique furniture to trendy fashion. A delectable cluster of eateries and bars also fills NoHo’s bounds. On Lafayette, the Public Theater’s numerous performance spaces have hosted an equally-numerous number of Tony, Obie, Drama Desk, and Pulitzer Prize-winning productions.