NoHo—the small neighborhood north of Houston—serves as a buffer zone between Greenwich Village on the west and the East Village on the east. The exact boundaries of NoHo are debatable and seemingly moveable, but it’s generally understood to be bounded by Astor Place and Houston Street, and Broadway and The Bowery.
Big-box retailers and pedestrians walking to surrounding neighborhoods line NoHo’s two main avenues, Broadway and Lafayette. Although NoHo lacks the well-defined personalities of its neighbors, its under-the-radar, exclusive loft apartments and location are advantages over SoHo’s tourist-packed streets and Greenwich Village’s clustered apartments. NoHo might be the hub through which people reach other neighborhoods but its unassuming nature is its greatest draw.