19 Howard Street is a handsome Greek revival style townhouse situated on one of the trendiest block for avant-garde fashion in SoHo, neighors including Rick Owen and Opening ceremony flagship stores. Past tenants include Tom Dixon and UZ a Japanese cosmetic company. Across 3 floors plus lower level, over 4415 SQF on 24 x 72.6 feet lot, it is perfectly suited for a flagship store, gallery or concept store. Zoned for M1-5B, it can used as mix-use or live-work, still has about 4075 SQF unused FAR, it represents tremendous potential for expansion of more retail/office or two gigantic apartment/studio on top.
SoHo is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City, which in recent history came to the public's attention for being the location of many artists' lofts and art galleries, but is now better known for its variety of shops ranging from trendy upscale boutiques to national and international chain store outlets. The name "SoHo" refers to the area being "South of Houston Street", and was also a reference to SoHo, an area in London's West End. Almost all of SoHo is included in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District, which was designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1973, extended in 2010, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1978. It consists of 26 blocks and approximately 500 buildings, many of them incorporating cast-iron architectural elements. SoHo is bounded by Houston Street on the northern side, Canal Street on the south, Crosby Street on the east, and Sixth Avenue to the west. SoHo's chain outlets are clustered in the northern area of the neighborhood, along Broadway and Prince and Spring Streets. The sidewalks in this area are often crowded with tourists and with vendors selling jewelry, T-shirts, and other works. SoHo is known for its commercialization and eclectic mix of boutiques for shopping. New York City's tourist visitor numbers have increased to a record breaking 60.3 million in 2016, up from 48.8 million in 2010.