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The perfect meeting place for friends shopping in Nolita, Soho & Chinatown, business lunches, after work drinks or fun on the weekend!
Set in a neighborhood that for more than a hundred years was the knife’s edge of wealth, corruption, poverty and crime – Onieals Soho is a distinctive blend of yesterday and today’s modern sophistication.
Onieals is located directly opposite the old Police Headquarters that held legendary criminals from 1909 – 1973. Strangely, the Onieals building operated as a center for pleasurable crimes in such close proximity. Its former occupants include a brothel, a speakeasy and a gambling parlor. In the early part of the 20th century, the system was so corrupt that a tunnel was dug to connect the two buildings so that uniformed NYPD officers and officials could step across the street for some cheer undetected.