Ahh, the Triangle Beneath Canal Street or more popularly called the TRIBECA. the district was formerly an area of industry with many industrial buildings but fell into hard times in the 60's and became rundown but was revived and gentrified in the 80's and agen taken a hit due to the 9-11 Terrorist attacks in 2001 so the Mayor tried to revive the area and so the Film Festival here was born in 2004 and now attracts movie buffs, fans and independent film players and competes with the Sundance Film Festival. A trivia, Jay-Z of the famed rapper of the famed Hit song "Empire State of Mind" (one of my favorite songs and is the title of my new york city pages) lives here and this is the starting point of the Holland Tunnel.
Tribeca (the "Triangle Below Canal") lies just to the south of SoHo and stretches from Canal Street south to Vesey Street (bordering the Financial District) and from Broadway west to the Hudson River. Like SoHo it has been colonised by artists attracted to the large loft spaces in the former industrial buildings and warehouses, but its streets retain a sleepier, more authentic feel than its neighbour to the north, with a few pockets of small-scale industry hidden among the contemporary art galleries, such as the neon light manufactory shown in my photo.
We particularly liked Franklin Street, which is a cobblestone street lined with warehouses converted into galleries, antique stores, and bars. On Harrison Street is a slightly incongruous looking row of three-story redbrick houses which were moved here from various sites in the neighbourhood in the early 1970s.
TriBeCa is a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. The name is a syllabic abbreviation of "Triangle Below Canal Street." It is a revitalized area and a lot of the credit goes to Robert DiNero the famous movie actor.
He is a resident in this area and owns as many as 85 apartments in the area at the time of my visit in April 2007. He also founded the Tribeca film festival in 2002 with Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff as a response to the attacks on the World Trade Center. Conceived to foster the economic and cultural revitalization of Lower Manhattan through an annual celebration of film, music and culture. The Tribeca Film Festival has succeeded in re-writing the story of Lower Manhattan. Since the inaugural festival, Lower Manhattan, once covered in rubble and shrouded in loss, has become a thriving cultural and economic center.
Tribeca is now one of the most expensive zip codes in the United States.
It's a neat district of New York and I would plan to spend some time and explore around. Have fun!
Try to find a walk combining tribeca and greenwich willage. For me this is the most characterfull part of New York with it's lovely iron cast houses and stone houses. Canal street is very busy. This part of Broadway is a nice shopping street.
Explore this small part of Manhatten by walking through small fancy antique shops, art and photo galleries. It's quite, but very cosy corner of New York.
The busiest art streets are Reade Street, Duane Street, and N.Moore Street. I found for myself TriBeCa organization's map in one of the gallery and continued exploring the district by cheching out photo exhibitions.
My discovery that day was 'banning' gallery at 64 N. Moore street. It is specialized in European experimental and American documentary photography of the 20th century. That time they had great "New York in the Sixties" exhibition.
There are constantly openings and changing. Check it out for yourself.