SoHo is a neighborhood located in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, United States. It is situated in the southern part of the borough, bounded roughly by Houston Street to the north, Canal Street to the south, 6th Avenue to the west, and Crosby Street to the east. SoHo stands for “South of Houston” and is known for its cast-iron buildings, art galleries, high-end boutiques, and trendy restaurants. The neighborhood is also home to a number of artists, designers, and creative professionals, who are attracted by its bohemian atmosphere and loft-style apartments. The area was originally industrial and commercial, but was converted into residential lofts and studios in the 1960s and 1970s. The neighborhood underwent a period of gentrification in the 1980s and 1990s, and is now one of the most expensive and sought-after neighborhoods in New York City.