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Tribeca Neighborhood Review - Manhattan Moving Guide

Ruth Shin

Ruth Shin

The quintessential Tribeca neighborhood guide. PropertyNest has compiled need-to-know information. Learn why people are moving to this neighborhood and find exciting places to eat, drink, and play. Explore getting around, local parks, nightlife and much more.
Tribeca Neighborhood Buildings
Editors Rating (2.5 stars out of 5)
4.8 Overall
Average Rent Prices 1
Public transportation 8
Schools 4
Lifestyle 7
Crime 4

In the last twenty years or so, Tribeca had been steadily rising as a popular neighborhood and is now officially considered the hottest area in the city.

In this Tribeca neighborhood review, we'll look into public transportation, restaurants, average apartment rent and sale prices.

As safety steadily increased in lower Manhattan in the 90's people discovered beautifully converted loft warehouses in Tribeca (which stands for Triangle Below Canal Street) and historic rowhouses.

Spacious open floor plan, reminiscent of those in Soho, but quieter, cheaper, and not inundated with retail and foot traffic were top alluring factors.

Today, Tribeca is a place where you can rub shoulders with upper-middle-class folks, the rich and yes, celebrities.

Considered a neighborhood with a lovely industrial-meets-classic feel, a family-friendly area with gorgeous green spaces, and home to many of the trendiest restaurants, unique boutiques, art galleries and gourmet coffee shops.

Put further on the map by the Tribeca film festival, the neighborhood exponentially came into its own in the 2000s.

Shouldered by the West Village, Chinatown, and the Financial District, you have access to unique areas easily from Tribeca.

Fun Fact: In an effort to restore the spirit and economy of New York City following the September 11 attacks, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival, which has brought in over half a billion of economic activity to city residents.

Average Rental

Tribeca is a victim of its own popularity and success, with rental prices being sky-high (let alone condo units).

This neighborhood often boasts first place for most expensive housing in the city. Known for its gorgeous loft and warehouse conversions, these sprawling apartments will fetch a pretty penny.

Actually, the more "affordable" units to move in tend to be ironically mostly in newly-constructed developments in the area with one-bedrooms starting from about $3,500.

One-bedroom apartments in renovated lofts usually start over $4,000.

However, the converted loft buildings tend to have much more spacious apartments, higher ceilings, and beautiful open floor plans.

Median Asking Rent Prices in Tribeca
Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
$4,193 $5,752 $10,454 $16,332

Average Rent Price History by Neighborhood

Apartments Available in Tribeca

Public Transportation

Tribeca offers convenience in the way public transportation, with access to 9 trains, but predominantly being served by the A/C/E and 1/2/3 lines.

There are few dedicated bike lanes in the vicinity, but a beautiful continuous greenway along the Hudson makes a fast and lovely ride on the west side.

That being said, Tribeca is a small area, and you won't have to walk long before you run into some kind transportation.

Subway lines in neighborhood

  • 1 2 3

    IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line

  • A C E

    IND Eighth Avenue Line

Bus Lines
Buses M9, M20, M22, M55

Bikes and Bike Safety

CitiBike is a worthwhile and convenient option for many Tribeca residents.

Docks can be found in these three locations:

  • Hudson St & Reade St
  • Leonard St & Church St
  • Barclay St & Church St


Great restaurants are not hard to find in Tribeca.

As a matter of fact, the number of choices may be overwhelming as Tribeca does not do mediocre.

However, there are a few great solid mainstays that residents in the neighborhood return to regularly--

The Odeon (American), Bubby's (Southern), Takahachi (Sushi), Gunbae (Korean BBQ and karaoke), Tamarind (Indian), and Locanda Verde (Italian).

Tribeca also offers a variety of choices in coffee shops outside of the usual Starbucks.

You'll also be amazed by the different types of watering holes in the area that range from sleek modern cocktail bar like The Brandy Library and the solid Weather Up.

A heavenly Asian bakery that will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth is Takahachi Bakery. You will never have a dessert like this outside of NYC, unless of course you visit Asia. The matcha crepe is a local favorite!

But really the list goes on as these are just a small sampling of what Tribeca has to offer.

Attractions and Nightlife

The Poster Museum has an impressive collection of thousands of vintage posters and prints from around the world. Genres include USA WWI, Andy Warhol, Women and War and Tour de France.

Pier 25 draws adults and children, tourist and locals year round. It has plenty of outdoor activities like an 18-hole miniature golf course, sand volleyball courts, skate park, snack bars, a children's playground and town dock and boat moorings. It is Hudson River Park's longest pier.

If you're looking to have a unique, one-of-a-kind cocktail then Tribeca is your place, specifically Macao Trading Co. Enjoy the extensive drink menu in the swanky downstairs basement where a DJ is usually spinning or keep things low key on the upper level - you've got options here.

B Flat is a Japanese owned cocktail bar and jazz lounge. Drinks are made with precision. They offer late night ramen after 11PM for $10. Live jazz Monday and Wednesdays.

What Celebrities Live in Tribeca

Tribeca is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Manhattan as well as one of the most expensive. This has become one of the most popular neighborhoods for celebrities to live in.

Celebrity Residents
Celebrity Notes
Beyonce & Jay-Z Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Businessman
Chris Martin Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Robert De Niro Actor, Producer, Director
Leonardo DiCaprio Actor, Producer, Activist
Jon Stewart Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director, TV Host
Billy Crystal Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Comedian, TV Host
Meryl Streep Actress
Meg Ryan Actress
Jennifer Connelly Actress

Public & Charter Schools

Tribeca has very few public schools specifically zoned and contained within its parameters.
It is a small area, but there are a great number of excellent schools within its district which is geographical district 2.
District 2 covers a number of neighborhoods and offers a plethora of options for some of the best public and charter schools in Manhattan, which include the best middle schools and high schools in the city.
There are even a number of unzoned elementary schools in the district, making the neighborhood an excellent place of residence if you want great public school choices.
That being said, the two elementary school options within the borders of Tribeca are both considered great schools.

Local Schools
Schools Notes
Ps 150 Public - Grades PK-5
186 students - 16 student/teacher
Ps 234 Independence School Public • Grades K-5
728 students • 16 student/teacher

How Safe is the Tribeca Neighborhood?

Crime statistics

Crime rate: 7 out of 10
Approximately 26.5001 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
Low Medium High