Apple Store in Soho located in former brothel district

Long before the Apple Store in Soho moved in at the end of the block, Greene Street between W. Houston and Prince Streets in New York City was once the site of several brothels.

Long before the Apple Store in Soho moved in at the end of the block, Greene Street between W. Houston and Prince Streets in New York City was once the site of several brothels, according AidWatch.

The location of many hotels nearby on Broadway fueled a boom in prostitution in the 1850s. In this one block alone, there were 23 brothels. In 1862, Mary Ann Temple was arrested for running a whorehouse in the former Arnoux house.

Today this part of Soho and one of the wealthiest blocks 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