Cheap hotels in Soho & Tribeca, New York
SoHo—South of Houston—once associated with bohemian artists, is now the territory of the wealthy and hip, as well as the designer stores, pricey boutiques, and swank restaurants they patronize. Prada? Agent Provacateur? Chanel? Check, check, and check! Now tour buses regularly patrol the area. And the chain stores on Broadway are slowly invading this upper-crust neighborhood.
Tribeca—the Triangle Below Canal—is still somewhat arty but increasingly filled with financial types who work in nearby Wall Street. On weekends, the area is best for brunching at a see-and-be-seen restaurant. Nighttime can seem somewhat desolate in parts, though hip shows at the Tribeca Grand or The Knitting Factory bring in music-loving New Yorkers.