Top 8 Activities in Tribeca

Top 8 Activities in Tribeca

  • Caryl Berenato
  • 03/3/22

In a city full of hip neighborhoods, unique architecture, and exciting things to do, Tribeca sets a pace all its own. Ideally situated on the Lower West Side, between the Financial District and Greenwich Village, Tribeca stands out for its historic warehouses and stylish lofts. Tribeca’s desirable location and unique housing options have attracted many affluent residents and brought a unique vibe to a neighborhood.

Tribeca stands for “Triangle Below Canal Street” and borders West Street, Canal Street on the north, Broadway on the east, and Chambers Street on the south. Residents of Tribeca love the trendy restaurants, bars, and shops that line the streets in this highly walkable neighborhood. Tribeca continues to attract celebrities and young professionals alike—making a name for itself as one of the best neighborhoods in Manhattan.

Tribeca is also one of Manhattan’s most expensive neighborhoods, where residences can run well into seven figures. Overall, Tribeca real estate includes apartments, townhouses, and lofts. If you’re interested in visiting or living in this stylish neighborhood, make sure to check out these eight can’t-miss Tribeca activities.

Tribeca Film Festival

Founded in 2002 by actor Robert De Niro and producer Jane Rosenthal to help downtown residents bounce back from the devastating September 11th terrorist attacks, the Tribeca Film Festival has become an eagerly anticipated annual event in the Big Apple. The festival will focus on storytelling across several mediums for 2022, including movies, TV, podcasts, gaming, and virtual reality.

Besides movie premieres, the festival features a wide range of talks, musical performances, art exhibitions, immersive programming, games, and chic after-parties. The 2021 festival took place in indoor/outdoor venues throughout all five NYC boroughs. Among the movies that made their debuts were: Jon M. Chu’s musical-to-movie In the Heights, Steven Soderbergh’s crime drama No Sudden Move, and Dave Chappelle’s documentary This Time This Place. The 2022 Tribeca Festival takes place from June 8th through the 19th.

Tribeca Grill

The epicenter for the celebrity scene in Tribeca is the legendary Tribeca Grill, co-owned by Robert De Niro and restaurateur Drew Nieporent. Tribeca Grill features innovative New American cuisine and an award-winning wine list. It also offers residents a classic New York dining experience and is the neighborhood’s best restaurant to see and be seen. It’s a magnet for celebrities and home to many events.

The Mysterious Bookshop

Residents of Tribeca apartments love to hit the streets looking for adventure. Visiting independent shops like The Mysterious Bookshop is one of the many benefits of exploring this eclectic neighborhood. The Mysterious Bookshop is the world’s oldest and greatest mystery fiction store. It lives up to that description with floor-to-ceiling shelves packed with new and used mystery books that focus on crime, murder, and horror. The Mysterious Bookshop offers everything from new mystery hardcovers, paperbacks, and magazines, to old classics (as well as rare books popular with collectors).

New York Art Center

The New York Art Center has contributed to Tribeca becoming one of New York City’s top art districts. The New York Art Center opened in March 2019 and has helped merge the art scene with the digital age. The center combines a gallery featuring rotating exhibits with an app that allows art enthusiasts to purchase original works from international artists. The center has six galleries that occupy 9,000 square feet on three floors. By rotating exhibits monthly, the center can exhibit the work of many new and established artists.


Tribeca has many beautiful parks that allow residents to get out for exercise, fresh air, and casual walks with their furry friends.

  • Washington Market Park is on Chambers Street, just a few blocks from the Hudson River. It’s nearly two acres in size with playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, community gardens, a butterfly garden, and a gazebo that hosts community events.
Photo courtesy of Hudson River Park
  • Hudson River Park is a beautiful waterfront park that stretches four miles along the Hudson River. Although it’s narrow, this park offers many activities. There’s a greenway for walking and hiking, as well as tennis courts and dog parks.

Nancy Whiskey Pub

Residents of Tribeca can acclimate themselves to their new neighborhood by visiting the Nancy Whiskey Pub. One of the oldest pubs in the area, Nancy Whiskey Pub features authentic, decades-old decor, including the bar itself, various furniture, and even its glasses. In addition to many classic whiskeys, Nancy Whiskey Pub also offers a variety of beers on tap.

The Mmuseumm

The Mmuseumm is the smallest museum in the city and is described as a modern natural history museum. It displays items from around the world in an “Object Journalism” curating style. It occupies a space formerly used as a freight elevator and is only open on Saturdays and Sundays.

Ghostbusters' Fire Station

Movie buffs will want to check out the New York Fire Department’s Hook & Ladder Company 8 fire station from the iconic film Ghostbusters. The classic brick firehouse sits on the corner of North Moore and Varick Street and features the Ghostbusters logo painted on the sidewalk.

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