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isn't it time to drop soho's air requirements?

ISN'T IT TIME TO DROP SOHO'S AIR REQUIREMENTS?

ISN'T IT TIME TO DROP SOHO'S AIR REQUIREMENTS?

Selling a prewar loft in SoHo has become problematic of late because of renewed attention to AIR—artist in residence—zoning requirements. Though the law has been in effect since the early 70’s, it’s been virtually ignored—until now.  Although the reasons behind the new focus are sketchy, it’s clear that if the zoning rules currently on the books for SoHo were enforced strictly, real estate values would be undermined.  It’s time to amend the outdated ruling and acknowledge that SoHo is a different place today than 40 years ago.