TriBeCa – the Triangle Below Canal Street – once a bustling industrial center, has developed into one of Manhattan’s most desirable residential locales. Nowadays, the former textile buildings of the 19th and early 20th centuries house beautiful lofts, galleries, live-work spaces, and some of the best shopping and dining in all of New York City.
Bordered from East to West by Broadway and West St. and from North to South by Canal St. and Chambers St., Tribeca is also home to the annual Tribeca Film Festival and neighbor to New York City’s Financial District.
Tribeca finds itself towards the southernmost point of the island, nestled downtown, but transit is a snap. The (1, 2, 3, A, C, E, N, Q, & R) subway lines provide easy access to and from several transportation hubs including Wall Street, Grand Central Station, Union Square, and Columbus Circle. For more local travel, the (M20) bus provides vertical service while the (M9 & M22) buses run horizontally through the area.
Tribeca offers the entertainment and luxury expected of any New York City neighborhood, but without the typical hustle and bustle. Busy streets and loud crowds give way to gorgeous historic architecture and green spaces.
Residents enjoy a walk or a picnic in Washington Market Park and unrivaled views of the Hudson River. Tribeca’s cobblestone streets are lined with high profile galleries and trendy restaurants. Although the neighborhood remains ever-relaxed, much of the shopping and dining is open until the early morning (unlike in Tribeca’s southern neighbor of FiDi).
The luxe appeal of Tribeca undoubtedly invades the food scene, with one of the city’s most star-studded collection of restaurants. Our personal favorite is Bâtard, the work of Michelin-starred master chef Paul Liebrandt—we implore you to try the milk-braised pork shoulder, it’s divine. There’s also Bouley, serving excellent French cuisine such as the butter-poached lobster. Sushi lovers will love Ichimura at Brushstroke, whose small plates are as artistic as they are delicious.
The bar scene in Tribeca is upscale and offers some of the highest quality concoctions in the city for cocktail connoisseurs. We recommend the Brandy Library, which serves some the rarest cognacs in the world including our personal favorite, a glass of 21-year-old Glengoyne. Weather Up also has an array of mixes, ranging from the classics to the originals. For a more casual spot, try Tribeca Tavern, a comfortable environment that’s a bit of a break from the upscale allure of the neighborhood.
If you’re looking for an affordable place to live downtown, you’ve come to the wrong place. At a staggering median rent of $6,250 per month, Tribeca takes the grand prize as New York City’s most expensive neighborhood. That being said, you get what you pay for when you rent or buy in Tribeca.
This place has it all: the amusements and amenities of the city without the congestion or crowding. Tribeca uniquely combines the best of both worlds, and it earns the price tag that comes along with it. We’ll keep our eyes open for deals in this neighborhood, and you should too.