I was reading a book for my classes and encountered this passage:
In the 1990s New York City’s art center shifted away from the downtown scene in SoHo to its present location in “Chelsea” on Manhattan’s West Side. But unlike the SoHo that was initially colonized by artists in the 1960s, Chelsea represents “the triumph of the commercial gallery system as a mode of showing and distributing art.”
I thought that regions'/districts'/neigbourhoods' names do not require an article (unless it is part of its name initially). So why doesn't the author use any article when he refers to 'SoHo' for the first time but then puts it in the next sentence?