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Chester Rapkin: Father of SoHo

Happened to see this walking around the city the other day, thought it might be interesting to upload here. It’s on Prince St. between Wooster and West Broadway. The plaque transcribed:

Chester Rapkin
1918-2001
Father of SoHo

Scholar, City Planner, Visionary Urbanist, Who Transformed A Moribund Industrial Zone Into A Vital Artistic Commercial And Residential Community

New York City Planning Commissioner
1969-1977

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