Origin Of The Name
Main Attractions Of The Neighborhood
1. The Odeon (145 W Broadway) became famous thanks to a 1984 novel and celebrities that used to frequent it.
2. Tribeca Grill (375 Greenwich St), famous for being co-owned by Robert DeNiro.
3. Locanda Verde (377 Greenwich St) is a well-known Italian restaurant in the neighborhood beloved for its environment, delicious food, and drinks. It’s a frequent Brunch choice.
4. Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs (135 W Broadway) is a bi-level townhouse built in the early 1800s, is now a pink-colored building in the heart of TriBeCa, offering great food and drinks and an amazing combination of its rustic elements and modern restoration.
5. The Brandy Library (25 N Moore St) offers a unique and extensive collection of brown spirits (Whisky, Cognac, and Rum).
6. The Woolworth Building (233 Broadway) remained the tallest building in the world for about 17 years (between 1913 and 1930).
7. Jenga Tower (56 Leonard Street) in TriBeCa is 57-story, 821-foot structure that resembles a giant Jenga tower made up of glass.
8. American Thread Building (260 W Broadway), originally known as Wool Exchange Building was built in 1896, following renaissance-revival architectural style. It was added to the register of historical places in 2005.
9. Western Union Building (60 Hudson Street) was once the world’s largest telegraph building. It’s a prominent example of Art Deco – The prominent architectural design/decorative style in 20s and 30s.
10. The New York Mercantile Exchange Building (6 Harrison St) was home to the commodities exchange (NYMEX) until 1994.
11. The 1.6-acre Washington Market Park (199 Chambers St).
12. The Ghostbusters Headquarter (14 N Moore St) – A 1903 firehouse building, became famous thanks to the movie.
13. The Lispenard Street (squared by Canal St, Broadway, Walker St, and 6th Ave) is named after the family that bought a lot of property sold by the Trinity Church to which TriBeCa was given (along with surrounding land) during the British Rule.
14. Blood Manor (359 Broadway) is a large haunted house attraction on Broadway.
15. Silverstein Family Park (Greenwich St) which is almost immediately recognized by its prominently displayed red-colored Jeff Koons sculpture.
What Is TriBeCa Known For?
- Being one of the most expensive neighborhoods in NYC
- Its industrial past and its cast-iron architecture
- Great shops and fine dining
- Being one of the two neighborhoods with “authentic” lofts
- TriBeCa Productions (co-founded by Robert DeNiro) and TriBeCa film festival
- Celebrities like Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, and Justin Timberlake who have called it home, though none of them live here now.
Interesting Facts About TriBeCa
- Vault lights in TriBeCa refer to the glass lenses embedded in TriBeCa sidewalks that were supposed to provide light to the vaults built underneath the sidewalks.
- Some old buildings in TriBeCa (Refrigerated warehouses) had pipes and pumping systems in thick walls that took water from the Hudson River and kept things cold inside. These buildings acted as cold storage.
- The neighborhood has a vehicle named after it: Subaru TriBeCa (now discontinued).