Welcome to Tribeca
Manhattan’s hip residential neighborhood.
There’s a fascinating dichotomy in the downtown section of Manhattan known as Tribeca
. While it still has a solid connection to its artistic roots (it was artists, after all, who gave it its name), it also has towering skyscrapers. But these two seemingly incongruous things coexist nicely.
Today, Tribeca is filled with celebrity-owned lofts and luxury condominiums, exuding a chic, industrial sophistication. Tribeca is known as the home of the Tribeca Film Festival and many other notable entertainment venues, restaurants, and shops, yet it is quiet compared to downtown New York City.
What to Love
- Many parks and art galleries
- Interesting shops and excellent restaurants
- A world-class film festival
- Access to west side highway
Life in Tribeca offers a nice mix of residential and commercial. Residents enjoy the cobblestone streets, spacious homes, and commercial venues tucked away, as opposed to large, dense commercial districts. Residents in Tribeca enjoy quiet streets with plenty of green space and glorious views of the Hudson River.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Tribeca is home to a variety of interesting stores selling unique items. Even though it started as a bookstore and art gallery, Clic
has become a lot more than that. Here you will also find one-of-a-kind home décor pieces and apparel. Jenni Kayne
is another store that has upscale home goods and clothes. Women looking for high-end clothing from cutting-edge designers will love what La Garconne
offers. If you’re an avid reader and you particularly love sinking your teeth into a good mystery, The Mysterious Bookshop
will be like a home away from home. The store is crammed from floor to ceiling with novels in the mystery genre, including limited editions and rare books.
When looking for a place to eat, Tribeca has a great mix of restaurants. Locanda Verde
will fill you up nicely if you’re hungry for rustic Italian food. Maybe Chinese is in order? For a delectable Beijing duck, head over to Mr. Chow
. For excellent French fare, Frenchette
will undoubtedly satisfy. La Mercerie
is also an outstanding French restaurant and bakery inside the gorgeous Roman and Williams Guild
Things to Do
It’s always nice when a neighborhood in the middle of a bustling metropolis has some green space, and Duane Park
provides a little oasis in Tribeca. In addition to being a great place to walk or relax, it holds concerts and family-friendly events during the year. Another fantastic outdoor spot is Pier 25 at Hudson River Park
. Stretching almost 1,000 feet, this is the longest pier in the park. You will find a playground, volleyball court, and even an 18-hole miniature golf course. You’ll also have lovely views of the Statue of Liberty
and Ellis Island
There are a bunch of small museums and galleries in Tribeca worth a visit, including the James Cohan Gallery
, which showcases contemporary art and artists. If you love movies, the Tribeca Film Festival
is for you. Co-founded by Robert Dinero in 2001, this yearly festival also features films, music, art, and games.