TriBeCa is a neighborhood on the lower West Side of Manhattan, named after the “Triangle Below Canal Street.” Bounded by Canal Street down to West Street, and from Broadway west to the Hudson River, TriBeCa, like SoHo, was once a large industrial area filled with factories and warehouses. However, over the past century, these buildings have transformed into spacious lofts, apartments, and condos, making the neighborhood an extremely popular place to live. Close proximity to the Financial District, as well as easy access to the rest of Manhattan via multiple subways, buses, and the nearby West Side Highway, makes TriBeCa very appealing as a place to reside. Many art galleries, trendy restaurants, and a nightlife that is all the rage also adds to TriBeCa’s charm, and there is no question that the neighborhood is a prime location in the city.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE LIVING HERE:
TriBeCa offers a plethora of dining options, from small cafes to hip restaurants. Bouley (163 Duane Street) is arguable the best French food in the neighborhood, and even Manhattan, while Centrico (211 W. Broadway) is the place to go for excellent Mexican food. City Hall Restaurant (131 Duane Street) is a prominent steakhouse and seafood restaurant in the area, and Locande Verde (379 Greenwich Street) offers great Italian cuisine.
Hudson River Park is the beautiful green space lining the western edge of TriBeCa, and the area offers a number of recreational activities, including running tracks and playgrounds, as well as stunning views. The famous Skyscraper Museum is also located in TriBeCa, paying tribute to the Manhattan skyline, while Harrison Street is a historic street lined with some of the oldest townhouses in the city. The world renowned TriBeCa Film Festival occurs every spring in the neighborhood, bringing excellent films, tons of celebrities, and excitement to the area. Additionally, the Playgarden on Franklin street is an indoor playground area for children’s entertainment.
For more information about the TriBeCa Film Festival: http://www.tribecafilm.com/festival/
Canal Street on the northern edge of TriBeCa is a major transportation hub, with access to the A, C, E, N, R, Q, W, and 1 trains, while the 1, 2, A, and C trains go to Chambers Street. The Holland Tunnel feeds into TriBeCa, making traveling out of the city also easily accessible, and the West Side Highway marks the western edge of the neighborhood.
Stuyvesant High School, one of the city’s best and specialized public schools, is located in TriBeCa, as is P.S. 234 and P.S. 150. The prestigious New York Law School is also located in TriBeCa.
Whether you’re looking for a cozy wine bar, a crowded pub, or a swanky club, TriBeCa has it all. For a romantic wine bar, try anotheroom (249 W. Broadway), while the Canal Room (285 W. Broadway) is a lavish nightclub often frequented by celebrities. For a traditional pub, try Nancy Whiskey Pub (1 Lispenard Street), or The Odeon (145 W. Broadway) is a neighborhood favorite for an after work bar.
Filled with hip boutiques, trendy shops, and delicious markets and bakeries, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in TriBeCa. Canal Street also offers a wondrous array of options, filled with small stands ranging from jewelry to clothing. The designers and shopping options available in SoHo are also very close by.
Other restaurants in TriBeCa:
- Bar Artisanal (268 W. Broadway)- $$- French
- Blaue Gans (139 Duane Street)- $$- German
- Capsouto Frères (451 Washington Street)- $$$- French
- Flor de Sol (361 Greenwich Street)- $$- Spanish, Tapas
- The Harrison (355 Greenwich Street)- $$$- Traditional American
- Kitchenette (156 Chambers Street)- $$- American, Brunch
- Matsugen (241 Church Street)- $$$- Japanese
- The Odeon (145 W. Broadway)- $$- American, Bistro
- Zucker’s Bagels & Smoked Fish (146 Chambers Street)- $- Deli
For more restaurants in TriBeCa, go to New York Magazine’s restaurant page: http://nymag.com/restaurants/?f=food
Other bars in TriBeCa:
- The Bubble Lounge (228 W. Broadway)- Champagne Bar
- Church Lounge (2 Sixth Ave, in the TriBeCa Grand Hotel)- Lounge
- Gorilla Club (74 Leonard Street)- Nightclub
- Mudville 9 (126 Chambers Street)- Sportsbar
- Puffy’s Tavern (81 Hudson Street)- Cozy Bar
- Reade Street Pub & Kitchen (135 Reade Street)- Traditional Pub
- Ward III (111 Reade Street)- Lounge
For more bars in TriBeCa, go to New York Magazine’s bars page: http://nymag.com/nightlife/?f=bars
- Tribeca Health and Fitness (107 Chambers Street)
- New York Sports Club (NYSC) (151 Reade Street)
- Equinox Fitness Clubs (54 Murray Street)
- Greenwich Cleaners (331 Greenwich Street)
- NY’s Finest French Cleaners (154 Reade Street)
- Tribeca Cleaners (95 Reade Street)
- Murray Cleaners (275 Greenwich Street)
- Chambers Street Wines (148 Chambers Street)
- Hecht Liquors Inc. (237 W. Broadway)
- Downtown Liquor Store (90 Hudson Street)