Long beforeÂ theÂ Apple Store in Soho moved in at the end of the block,Â Greene Street between W. Houston and Prince Streets in New York CityÂ was once the site of several brothels, accordingÂ AidWatch.
The location of many hotels nearby on Broadway fueled a boom in prostitution in the 1850s. In this one block alone,Â there were 23 brothels. In 1862, Mary Ann Temple was arrested for running a whorehouse in the formerÂ Arnoux house.
TodayÂ this part of Soho andÂ one of the wealthiest blocksÂ in the city (and the world). It’s interesting to see the transformation of this area from wilderness (1644) to brothels (1870) to Apple Store (2002).
Tip: Tyson Bilicki
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