Once I found out that there is a NoHo in Hong Kong, I was intrigued and wanted to know more. Hong Kong's NoHo District got its name from being north of Hollywood Road. Our NoHo Arts District got its name from being located in NOrth HOllywood. Fifteen minutes away (by foot) from Hong Kong's NoHo District is the SoHo District which is home to more up-scale art galleries and expensive restaurants and clubs. Hong Kong's NoHo District is more funky and cool with unique storefronts, winding streets, food street vendors and alternative art galleries....sounds more like our NoHo. The Hong Kong government in 2000 decided to develop the NoHo area which was blighted with high crime into a economically striving area.They turned the area into the NoHo District which is now patronized by international tourists and Hong Kong "hipsters."
One of many outdoor cafes in NoHo
Since the NoHo Arts District is filled with hundreds of New Yorkers, some of you are familiar with Manhattan's NoHo Historical District
The NoHo Historical District in Manhattan got its name in 1999. This area was north of Houston, consequently called NoHo. Like many areas of Manhattan, this once-blighted area right above Greenwich Village is now a fashionable and hip piece of New York's most vibrant real estate. The former warehouse and retail district is a bona fide historic district, with more than a hundred buildings ranging from the early nineteenth century to recent years. The neighborhood is home to majestic structures like Colonnade Row, the Cable Building and the Schermerhorn Building, as well as the Joseph Papp Public Theater and Joe's Pub. Of course, it has great theatre venues.
Northampton nicknamed "NoHo"
Northampton, Massachusetts is called by many folks "NoHo." Northampton is known as an artistic, musical and counter-culture hub. It features a large and politically influential LGBT community along with numerous alternative health and intellectual organizations. The town has an array of museums and galleries, theaters and performance houses.
For those of you who enjoy a drink or two there is also the "NoHo Drink" which stands for No Hangover
That is it for our geography lesson. Hurray for North Hollywood....I rate our NOHO the Best!