— Al Capone
One thing that has been learned in SoHo from the BLM movement, regardless of social movements and world-changing cultural upheavals, is that you have to board up your storefronts if things get testy. Apparently, whether Republican or Democrat, glass windows are a constant. This is what democracy now looks like. From Broadway’s Wells Fargo Bank to West Broadway’s Coach store, the plywood is out and on again. In a slow rain it’s back to the drawing boards, literally.
As we all prepare, during a pandemic no less, for the “orderly transition” of power whether that be via a new administration or a good old fashioned purge, strap yourself in. A few SoHo hotels are still boarded up from the last round of mayhem, The James and The Dominick (former Trump SoHo) are all prepared for what may come.