Borough and State: Manhattan, New YorkListed: 2003
Type of district: certified local historic district
Main Intersection: Bleecker and Mott Streets
The NoHo East Historic District is centered on Bleecker Street between Bowery and Lafayette Street. It consists of 42 historic buildings that show the progression of this part of Manhattan from a residential area in the 1800s to a hub of commercial activity in the 20th century. The buildings range from a rare group of Federal row houses constructed in the early part of the 19th century for middle-class New Yorkers, to Italianate apartment buildings and Greek Revival tenement houses built after the Civil War for lower-income families, to Romanesque and Renaissance revival factories and stores. Today, NoHo’s collection of historic buildings – small dwellings, apartment buildings, factories and lofts – represent an intact and unusual historic mixed-use neighborhood in lower Manhattan.