Soho, or SoHo, is a neighborhood in the lower area of the borough of Manhattan in New York. SoHo stands for South of Houston Street, and was also deliberately used by early developers to evoke the nice London neighborhood of Soho. At one point, SoHo was well known for its art galleries, artist lofts, and cafes. Now, it is primarily known for retail commerce. Many of the nation's largest retail chains have outlets in SoHo, alongside fancy boutiques and smaller designer stores. Despite the neighborhood's turn toward retail, it is still home to a great many residents who live above the shops in both newer and older buildings.