Tribeca Neighborhood Review

Ruth Shin
Ruth Shin

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Tribeca Neighborhood Buildings

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. 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, where you could have a spacious open floorplan, reminiscent of those in Soho, but quieter, cheaper, and not inundated with retail and foot traffic. 

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.

Local Buzz

Celebrities that lives in Tribeca neighborhood:

Celebrity Notes
Beyonce & Jay-Z Singer/ Songwriter & Rapper & Businessman
Robert De Niro Actor, Producer, Director
Leonardo DiCaprio Actor, Producer, Activist
Jon Stewart Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director, TV Host
Justin Timberlake Singer/Songwriter, Actor, Dancer, Record Producer
Billy Crystal Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Comedian, TV Host
Meryl Streep Actress
Taylor Swift Singer/Songwriter
Claire Danes Actress
Alicia Keys & Swizz Beats Singer/Songwriter, Pianist, Actress & Recording Artist, Record Producer

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.

Subways A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R
Buses  M9, M20, M22, M55

 

Average Rent Prices

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 tend to be ironically mostly in luxury 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 floorplans.

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
$3,700 $4,850 $8,500 $14,880

 

Restaurants

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), Racine's (French), Bubby's (Southern), Takahashi (Sushi), Gunbae (Korean BBQ), 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 Bennett, to Nancy Whiskey Pub, the wine list at Vin Sur Vingt, and the solid Weather Up.

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.

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

 

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