Soho’s charm and romantic history are an added bonus for those who call the neighborhood home. Given the area’s commercial roots and transformation into a growing residential community, however, there is a pressing need for certain kinds of infrastructure to meet the neighborhood’s growing needs. Here are some of the Soho’s neighborhood resources.
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SchoolsFamilies in Soho face some challenges. Nursery Schools and Early Childhood Centers The Preschool for the Arts is a subway or bus ride away on West 19th Street in Chelsea.
Another resource is the Educational Alliance located nearby in the Lower East Side. It offers a host of early childhood, preschool, and after school programs for children. The group offers a network of community and cultural centers with a special commitment to strengthening families, fostering inter-generational connection and invigorating Jewish life.
The Love a Lot Preschool is nearby in the Lower East Side. It offers daycare for infants and toddlers, in addition to preschool for children up to five years-old.
Private nearby downtown schools include are the Little Red Schoolhouse for pre-K through 8th Grade in the Village on Sixth Avenue and Bleeker Street and its affiliate, Elisabeth Irwin High School, located at 40 Charlton Street in Soho. The school’s annual tuition and fees are steep, currently starting at $24,400 for pre-K and Kindergarten, to over $27,000 for high school students.
The West Village is home to the City & Country School, offering students a “progressive education” for more than a century. It offers private schooling and daycare for children aged 2 to 13 years-old.
There are no New York City public schools in Soho, but a few are nearby. The closest public elementary schools include P.S. 130 on Baxter Street in Chinatown and Little Italy, and P.S. 150 on Greenwich Streetin Tribeca. P.S. 130 is zoned for the 10012 Zip Code.
The closest NYC Middle School zoned for Soho is J.H.S. 104 located on East 21st Street. Trade high schools include the Unity Center for Urban Technologies, an alternative high school, the Chelsea Career and Technichal High School, the Manhattan Occupational Training Center, a combined middle and high school.
Another alternative is the public New York City Lab School on West 17th Street.
Post OfficesSoho has two post offices. One is centrally located at 124 Greene Street between Prince and Houston, just behind the Apple Computer store. The other borders the West Village at 201 Varick Street, next to the Houston Street subway station.
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