Tribeca is also written as TriBeCa is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City. Tribeca is basically an abbreviation of ‘Triangle Below Canal Street’. In the early days, this area was a farmland but later turned into a residential area before being recognized as mercantile place. After that Tribeca was colonized by the entrepreneurs, actors and other celebrities.
Tribeca Film Festival is the man event of this place which was started after the WTC attacks. The purpose of TFF is to revitalize downtown after the destruction caused by terror attacks. The primary zip codes of Tribeca are 10013 and 10007. TriBeCa is surrounded by SoHo from South, the Financial District from North, and Chinatown from the east.
The adjacent neighbors of Tribeca are SoHo, Chinatown, the Financial District, and the Hudson River.
The population of this neighborhood is 17,362 with a density of 20,000/km2 (52,000/sq. mi)
The area which is now known as Tribeca was bought by the Dutch settlers Roeleff Jansen from Wouter van Twiller in 1636. In 1674, the land changed hands from Jansen to Governor Andros. Tribeca was one of the first neighborhoods to be built in New York.
Robert De Niro played a major role in the development of the neighborhood. Famous restaurants like Nobu and Tribeca Grill are co-founded by the American-Italian actor. De Niro also laid a foundation for Tribeca Film Center and Tribeca Film Festival.
In the early 21st century, Tribeca made into the list of top desirable neighborhoods in Manhattan. The ZIP code 10013 of Tribeca was labelled as the most expensive by the Forbes magazine in 2006. In 2010, the area was awarded as the safest place in New York City by the New York City Police Department.
Tribeca Grill is a must-visit if you are in town as you will get the opportunity to see the celebrities here. For sushi lovers, Nobu is an ideal place as it is one of the top sushi places in Manhattan. For bar followers, Tribeca provides places like Paul’s Cocktail Lounge and The Django jazz club.
People interested in Parks and other recreational activities may find Washington Market Park an interesting place. In this park, you will find basketball ground and tennis court for the kids. As discussed earlier, Tribeca Film Festival is the prime event in this area which is held in April every year.
As a point of rental apartments, Tribeca is one of the hottest and richest places due to celebrity residents. The old-fashioned buildings have turned into new high-rises with luxurious facilities. A single bedroom apartment will cost $3,000 to $5,000 per month. The average income in Tribeca is $180,000 and the average age of the resident is 37.
For the transportation point of view, buses, cars and taxis will take you to and from Tribeca but the easiest way to get to the downtown is the subway. Art lovers must visit the burgeoning art gallery on Moore St. and Reade St. Hudson River Park is at arm’s length, so, if you are planning an outdoor activity, get down to the riverside.