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.
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
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.
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.