TriBeca is an abbreviation from "Triangle Below Canal Street". The "triangle" is bounded by Canal Street, West Street, Broadway, and Vesey Street. After the artists moved out from the area due to the increased rent, actors, models, entrepreneurs and celebrities moved in to this neighborhood. The neighborhood is home to the Tribeca Film Festival, which was established to help contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan after 9/11.
TriBeCa is known as a luxury residential area where many Hollywood celebrities and entrepreneurs live. Since TriBeCa is a good school district and due to its safe and calm environment, it is also popular among wealthy families. 56 Leonard is a new luxury skyscraper designed by architect Herzog & de Meuron. The vertical glass expression of sculpted surfaces blend in the nostalgic atmosphere of the town. There are several small parks around Hudson Street. Duane Park is a tranquil urban park which offers relaxation.
Originally, TriBeCa was an industrial area with many warehouses. Like SoHo, local artists converted the warehouses into beautiful lofts which eventually made the housing prices soar. Today, TriBeCa is one of the most upscale residential areas in Manhattan.
The area is known for cast irons architecture, cobblestone streets, and numerous luxury boutiques, innovative interior stores, and creative craft stores. For example, Playing Mantis is famous for their wooden and hand-crafted toys for kids.
Although TriBeCa is known to be as fashionable as SoHo, it is a lot less crowded due to many upscale restaurants and hotels. The area is a mix of sophistication and modern skyscrapers with historical cast iron buildings on cobblestone streets. Many warehouses in TriBeCa have transformed into stylish retail stores and contemporary galleries in recent past. On the tranquil Harrison Street, many luxury condos, studios, and townhouse-style homes are found, making TriBeCa one of Manhattan’s most desirable areas.
Harrison Street & Franklin Street
TriBeCa is known for some of the best restaurants in Manhattan such as Tribeca Grill and Nobu. Owned by actor Robert De Niro, Tribeca Grill is known for its innovative New American cuisine and carries a stellar wine list. The Odeon, is a locally famous restaurant loved by its locals for its lively bistro which serves French-American food and late-night bites. Takahachi Bakery is a Japanese style bakery offering a variety of handmade breads, artisan cakes, with a cozy dining space.
Located in the center of Lower Manhattan, TriBeCa has many Subway options. Franklin St. Station offers good access to every corner of Manhattan. The World Trade Center Transportation Hub is designed to connect the PATH subway system to the Subways. The Transportation Hub's concourse will ultimately connect to 11 different subway lines; the PATH rail system; the Battery Park City Ferry Terminal; the National September 11 Memorial & Museum; World Trade Center Towers 1, 2, 3, and 4; and Brookfield Place.
Subway: 1 to Canal St. | A,C,E to Canal St. | 1 to Franklin St. | J,N,Q,R,W,Z,6 to Canal St. | 1,2,3 to Chambers St. | A,C to Chambers St. | R,W to City Hall | 2,3 to Park Pl.
= Japanese Store