“When you’re going through Hell, keep going.”
— Winston Churchill
Businesses in SoHo face a daunting future. For the moment, many fewer people have ventured onto the streets and sidewalks. Most of the vehicular traffic consists of autos streaming into the Holland Tunnel along Broome Street. There isn’t much foot traffic despite the fact that the plywood and spontaneous artwork has been removed.
Several of the restaurants have closed permanently. Those that are still with us have managed to carve out spaces on the street and sidewalks and have begun serving outdoor fare. No one knows what the fall and winter will bring but for now its a much needed lifeline for the businesses that have made it this far. If you are adventurous, it’s easy to get a seat at a restaurnt and the parking is pretty good. Stay tuned. And, bring your mask.