The cast-iron-fronted buildings of SoHo (South of Houston) have become popular with artists and sculptors ever since they have been converted from warehouses and manufacturing spaces to lofts, while TriBeCa (the Triangle Below Canal), is another abandoned industrial district, now popular residential area.
The 19th-century buildings are designed in the Victorian Gothic, Italianate and neo-Grecian styles and have been prized by both residents and preservationists. TriBeCa is a hot spot mostly because of the dining choices.
In SoHo, you can find the New York Fire Museum on Spring Street, which features hand-pulled and horse-drawn apparatus, engines and other 18th-20th century equipment. The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art has exhibits, lectures and special events representing the cartoonists' and animators' works and impact.
In TriBeCa, enjoy delicious meals at restaurants like Nobu, Tribeca Grill, Capsouto Freres Restaurant, F.illi Ponte and Dylan Prime. The Bubble Lounge is one of the most popular night clubs in the area.
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