SoHo stands for South of Houston. This neighborhood sits below Houston Street, above Canal Street, and between Crosby Street on the east and Sixth Avenue on the west. It was once called Hell’s Hundred Acres due to the depressing state of the factories and warehouses. Change came during the 1950s, when artists began using the large commercial spaces as studios. Today SoHo still has the highest concentration of cast-iron architecture in the world. The area has continued to evolve, and now you will find big designer shops and boutiques, high-end art galleries, and residential properties.