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Tribeca Neighborhood Guide

Don't Miss Tribeca's Cobblestone Streets and Historic Warehouses

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First used to refer to this area by the Landmarks Commission in the 1960's, Tribeca is actually an acronym for "Triangle Below Canal" - TriBeCa. Since the 1970s, Tribeca has been experiencing a renaissance, as artists, retailers and even families have made themselves at home in the neighborhood's large warehouse buildings and lofts. With cobblestone streets, interesting warehouse buildings, and many cafes the neighborhood is a great one for wandering. After the events of 9/11, the Tribeca Film Festival was created by Robert Deniro and some collegues to revitalize the area.

Tribeca Map

Tribeca Subways:

  • A, C, E, 1
    - Canal Street
  • 1, 2, 3, A, C
    - Chambers Street
  • 1
    - Franklin Street
  • R, W
    - City Hall
  • 2, 3
    - Park Place

Tribeca Neighborhood Boundaries

  • Vesey Street on the South
  • Canal on the North
  • Hudson Street on the West
  • Broadway on the East

Tribeca Architecture

  • Preserving the neighborhood's residential origins, there is a group of well-maintained mid-19th century brick and brick and wood homes on Harrison Street at Greenwich.
  • During the mid-19th century many of the 2-3 story residential buildings were demolished to make way for factories and warehouses.
  • Structures built to house the growing textile industry during the 1840s and 1850s illustrate Italian styles, featuring classical lines and marble, cast iron and limestone facades.
  • Factories and warehouses built in the 1880s were designed in the Romanesque Revival style.
  • Since the 1970s, Tribeca has become a popular home for artists and families living in converted warehouses and loft-style apartments.

Tribeca Tours

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