Tribeca is a combination of industrial sensibility and simple sophistication. While the renovated lofts and luxury buildings are a celebrity favorite, Tribeca is far from stuffy; downtown cool is a part of the fabric of this spacious and chic neighborhood.
In the 70s, this formerly industrial neighborhood transformed into a haven for the city’s artistic community. Painters, photographers, and sculptors flocked to Tribeca and took over enormous abandoned lofts. Big open spaces became the homes to galleries and studios of some of the most famous New York-based artists.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The entertainment perks of living in NYC, but a quieter neighborhood to call home.
In Tribeca, you’ll hardly ever encounter congested streets or throngs of people.It’s a sparsely populated neighborhood with lots of greenery and outdoor space.
Tribeca is also well-known for its architecture, which features both towering high-rise buildings, as well as meticulously restored factory and loft-spaces.
Peaceful strolls along the Hudson River and late (but low-key) nights.
Tribeca is on a different schedule than other neighborhoods in Manhattan. Shops open a tad later than usual and the area can feel very quaint against the cast-iron architecture. By day, the streets are relatively bare and the mood is mellow. Many blocks are considered historic landmarks, once housing factories or now-defunct companies.
Residents often spend time outside at places like the Hudson River Park, which provides excellent views of the skyline across the river. Indoors, you’ll find a number of galleries showcasing the works of a range of notable artists. By night, the pace of the neighborhood quickens, if only by a little. Nightlife here is skewed more towards a slightly older crowd, and is powered by the neighborhood’s well-known dining scene. Eateries and wine bars stay open late. It’s not unusual to see a couple enjoying a romantic cheese plate past 2 a.m. in Tribeca.
WHAT NOT TO EXPECT
An affordable downtown neighborhood.
You’ll be hard pressed to find any below-market deals in Tribeca. The neighborhood is considered one of the most expensive in Manhattan. If you are looking for more affordable options, areas closer to Canal St. or Broadway tend to have more inexpensive inventory, although it comes as a trade-off for living in a noisier part of the neighborhood.
Luxury living in lofts and elevator buildings, but at a cost.
High-rise luxury buildings are abundant in Tribeca. The units in Tribeca are big, but residents pay a high price for square-footage. Many have gorgeous waterfront views. Pre-war walk-ups can be more affordable, though they too are more expensive than in other areas.
YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
The understated elegance, tucked away from busy downtown Manhattan.
The uncluttered, simple grace of Tribeca allows for the small details of the neighborhood to shine. If you’re ever in need from a break from the wear and tear of the big city, Tribeca will happily provide you with the shelter you’re looking for.