Unknown New York History

Many years ago, prostitutes in New York got tired of the stigma associated with their line of work and declared themselves a separate ethnicity, their occupation no longer either choice or hardship, but an expression of cultural pride. They took as their (let's call it) homeland an area in the southern part of Manhattan. Embarrassed New Yorkers, trying to sweep this period of the city's history under the rug, try to tell you it's because it's South of Houston, but in truth SoHo is so named because there are So Many Hos.

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