Welcome to Tribeca
For the artist’s soul
Tribeca is short for “Triangle Below Canal Street,” although it is more of a diamond-shaped area. This is an important clue to its nature because Tribeca doesn’t always follow the rules. The area is known for its bohemian, nonconformist, beatnik, gypsy-like spirit, and what you see is what you get. After the artistic explosion of the 1960s in SoHo, those same artists continued on and settled in Tribeca. To this day, the area is full of artists, art galleries, and culture, as well as all the things that go along with that—fine-dining restaurants, cafes, quirky boutiques, and specialty shops.
Tribeca was an industrial area in the 1800s; proof of that still exists in many warehouses and industrial buildings. Fortunately, they’re all jazzed up now and made into modern stores, restaurants, and chic apartments. Many famous actors and celebrities live here because of the stylish neighborhood yet quieter streets than most of Manhattan, making it a sort of escape from the hustle and bustle right in the city. It’s a walker’s paradise with waterfront views along the Hudson River. The housing includes luxury lofts and redesigned old industrial buildings that offer huge, stylish, exclusive living spaces.
What to Love
- Home to the famous Tribeca Film Festival
- A walker’s paradise with quiet streets and a residential feel
- Lazy strolls in the waterside park along the Hudson River
- Excellent public transportation
- Beautiful historic architecture in several historic Tribeca districts
- Many fine-dining restaurants, cafes, delis, and boutiques
Living in Tribeca is how you “get away from it all” without going anywhere. This is a walker’s paradise with quiet, tree-lined streets. The traffic is normal and not bottled up like Wall Street, and that’s because this is a residential area. The artists of the 1960s who turned Tribeca into an artsy, bohemian region with huge loft spaces for galleries and living quarters could never have imagined the chic, stylish area it would become. Residents today certainly benefit from their efforts.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
American Cut is “where steak night is done right.” If that’s what you’re craving, try their 40-ounce Porterhouse and see what the fuss is all about. Classic American cooking at Marc Forgione is served with style and an excellent wine and beer list. Order the black bass, and you’ll be back for more!
French cuisine is world famous, and Bouley at Home does it right in a beautiful atmosphere. Make sure you try the black truffle dashi flan. Enjoy the communal atmosphere, specialty cocktails, beer, and wine at Distilled New York, and while you’re at it, have the pan-roasted chicken.
All of New York City’s shopping is always at your fingertips when you live in Tribeca. If you’re staying in the neighborhood for the day, check out Annelore for original, beautiful, handmade women’s clothing with never more than 30 pieces per season. Head over to The Mysterious Bookshop for mystery, crime, and espionage books, often signed first editions and rare copies. Art lovers will be in paradise with the shows, collections, and rotating contemporary art exhibits at Alexander and Bonin.
Things to Do
The Tribeca Film Festival, founded partly by actor Robert De Niro, celebrates “storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, VR, gaming, music, and online work.” This yearly festival runs for 12 days in late spring. Expect fantastic independent artists and performers. Dozens of awards are given out yearly in over 600 screenings. Many people enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime event, but residents enjoy it annually as part of Tribeca’s bohemian lifestyle.
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