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SOHO (SOH-hoh)

Soho: An area of London’s West End
SoHo: A
neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan
clues: London district; London ____ Square; Artsy NYC area; Manhattan locale; Area below Greenwich Village; TriBeCa neighbor; Slice of the Big Apple
Crossword puzzle frequency: 3 times a year
Frequency in English language: 13813 / 86800
News: Get a taste of the world in Soho
The Phantom of Soho

Soho is an area of central London's West End, in the borough of the City of Westminster. It is an area of approximately one square mile bounded by Oxford Street to the north, Regent Street to the west, Shaftesbury Avenue to the south, and Charing Cross Road to the east. The area to the west is known as Mayfair, to the north Fitzrovia, to the east Holborn and Covent Garden, and to the south St James's. Chinatown and the area around Leicester Square can be considered as either just inside or just outside the southern edge of Soho. The photo above is the John Snow Memorial with the John Snow Pub in the background.


SoHo is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan that is bounded roughly by Houston Street on the north, Lafayette Street on the east, Canal Street on the south, and Varick Street on the west.

The name is a play on that of the famous London shopping district, justifying its name as being the area South of Houston (pronounced HOUSE-tin) Street. It was the first such mildly amusing naming acronym that has been followed by other new neighborhood descriptions such as TriBeCa and DUMBO. Before its incarnation as a trendy locale, it was known as the Cast Iron District.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Soho" and “SoHo.

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