Tribeca Neighborhood Guide

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

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 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

Tribeca Restaurants

  • Bouley, upscale American cuisine (120 West Broadway, 212-964-2525)

  • Dylan Prime, stylish steakhouse (62 Laight Street, 212-334-4783)

  • Kitchenette, casual comfort food (80 West Broadway, 212-267-6740)

  • Nobu upscale Japanese restaurant, (105 Hudson Street, 212-219-0500)

  • Square Diner, classic diner cuisine, (33 Leonard Street, 212-925-7188)​

Tribeca Attractions

Tribeca Shopping