Tribeca is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York in the United States. Its name is a portmanteau composed of the words "Triangle below canal Street". Tribeca is bounded by Canal Street, West Street, Cortlandt Alley, Broadway, and Chambers Street. Recent mega-project construction developments have attempted to nominally expand Tribeca's boundaries into the Financial District, as far south as Vesey Street.
The Tribeca name came to be applied to the area south of Canal Street, between Broadway and West Street, extending south to Chambers Street. The area was among the first residential neighborhoods developed in New York beyond the boundaries of the city during colonial times, with residential development beginning in the late 1700s. By the mid 1800s the area transformed into a commercial center, with large numbers of store and loft buildings constructed along Broadway in the 1850s and 1860s.
Development in the area was spurred by the extension of the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line, which opened for service in 1918, and the accompanying extension of Seventh Avenue and the widening of Varick Street during subway construction in 1914. That resulted in better access to the area both for vehicles and for travellers using public transportation.
By the 1960s Tribeca's industrial base had all but vanished. The predominance of empty commercial space attracted many artists to the area in the 1970s. Since the 1980s, large scale conversion of the area has transformed Tribeca into an upscale residential area.
In 1996, the Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour was founded as a non-profit, artist-run organization with the mission to empower the working artists of Tribeca while providing an educational opportunity for the public. For 14 years, the annual free walking tour through artist studios in Tribeca has allowed people to get a unique glimpse into the lives of Tribeca's premiere creative talent. Tribeca suffered financially after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but government grants and incentives helped the area rebound fairly quickly. The Tribeca Film Festival was established to help contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan after 9/11. The festival also celebrates New York City as a major filmmaking center. The mission of the film festival is "to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience." Tribeca is a popular filming location for movies and television shows.
Today, Tribeca is one of America's most fashionable and desirable neighborhoods and is known for its celebrity residents.
LOCAL PARKS AND ENTERTAINMENT
HUDSON RIVER PARK from Battery Park to 59th St.
TEAR DROP PARK between Warren and Murray St.
COLUMBUS PARK 87 Worth St.
WASHINGTON MARKET PARK 310 Greenwich St.
THE WETLANDS 161 Hudson St.
THE FLEA THEATER 41 White St.
TRIBECA CINEMAS 54 Varick St.
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 13-17b Laight St.
SUSHI AZABU 428 Greenwich St.
SALUGGI’S 325 Church St.
CHURRASCARIA RIODIZIO TRIBECA 221 West Broadway
BOULEY 163 Duane St.
SCALINI FEDELI 165 Duane St.
THE HARRISON 355 Greenwich St.
WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE 4 Park Ave.
PEPOLINO RESTAURANT 281 West Broadway
TAJ TRIBECA 18 Murray St.
TURKS & FROGS 458 Greenwich St.
BLUE IN GREEN 8 Greene St.
PEARL PAINT CO. 308 Canal St.
COLOR ME MINE 116 Franklin St.
TENT & TRAILS 21 Park Place
KORIN 57 Warren St.
BED BATH & BEYOND 270 Greenwich St.
STEVEN ALAN 97 Chambers St.
BARNES & NOBLE 97 Warren St.
BALLOON SALOON 133 West Broadway
THE MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP 58 Warren St.
ADELINE ADELINE 147 Reade St.
DISRESPECTACLES EYEWEAR 117 West Broadway
NIKE ID STUDIO 21 Mercer St.
BABESTA 66 West Broadway
HOUSING WORKS 119 Chambers St.
LOCAL HEALTH CLUBS
KULA YOGA PROJECT 28 Warren St.
TRIBECA HEALTH AND FITNESS 107 Chambers St.
EQUINOX 54 Murray St.
SHIBUMI SPA 80 Leonard St.
BO LAW KUNG FU, INC. 385 Broadway
NABI SU MARTIAL ARTS & WELLNESS CENTER 365 Canal St.
DO YOGA DO PILATES 78 Reade St.
SOULCYCLE 103 Warren St.
PS 234 292 Greenwich St.
PS 292 220 Henry St.
STUYVESANT HIGH SCHOOL 34 Chambers St.
METROPOLITAN COLLEGE OF NEWYORK 431 Canal St.
NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART 111 Franklin St.
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M1, M20, M22
LOCAL POST OFFICES
POST OFFICE 350 Canal St.