The Tribeca Trib

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The Tribeca Trib is an award-winning monthly newspaper and website covering Lower Manhattan.[1][2][3][4]

Named after the community where it started, the Tribeca Trib covers all Manhattan neighborhoods below Canal Street, including Battery Park City, the Financial District, the Seaport/Civic Center and TriBeCa.[5] Its monthly print edition is available in stores, banks, restaurants, residential buildings and distribution boxes in Lower Manhattan; an online version is updated throughout the month[6]


Carl Glassman, a photojournalist and writer, had long harbored a fantasy to take over a small-town newspaper.[7] In September 1994, he and his wife April Koral, a freelance writer, founded the Tribeca Trib.[8] The couple had moved to the Lower Manhattan neighborhood in 1979. In the beginning, Glassman served as sole reporter, photographer and layout person while Koral sold ads and oversaw production. For the first issues, they also delivered the paper themselves, using a borrowed van.[7]

The paper’s circulation grew from 7,000 to 15,000 and expanded its coverage to include much of Lower Manhattan below Canal Street, including the Financial District, Battery Park City, and the South Street Seaport and Civic Center areas. Over the years it has garnered many awards from the National Newspaper Association and New York Press Association, including the NNA's highest award, for General Excellence, in 2009.[9] It has also been recognized for its coverage of the Lower Manhattan community after Sept. 11. The New York Times called it "the newspaper that has long helped make a community out of the neighborhood."[10]

By 1996, the paper was being quoted in The New York Times and the New York Daily News.[11][12][13][14] Since, it has also been quoted by the New York Post, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Christian Science Monitor.[15][16][17]


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  3. ^ Fodor's (1998). Exploring New York City. Fodor's Travel Publications. ISBN 0-679-03559-1. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ Dunlap, David W. (July 30, 2000). "For Once-Gritty TriBeCa, a Golden Glow". New York City: The New York Times. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ Land forum. Spacemaker Press. 1999. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Tribeca Trib – newspaper in New York City, New York USA with local news and community events". Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Howe, Marvine (October 2, 1994). "Neighborhood Report – Lower Manhattan – 'Small Town' Gets Its Own Paper". New York City; Tribeca (Nyc): The New York Times. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  8. ^ Columbia Center for Oral History. "Reminiscences of Carl Glassman : oral history, 2001-2003.". New York City: Columbia University Libraries. Retrieved Jan 10, 2012. 
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  10. ^ Freeman Gill, John (May 6, 2011). "Land of the $800 Stroller". New York City: The New York Times. Retrieved Jan 10, 2012. 
  11. ^ Rush, George (June 5, 1996). "Another Brian Depalma Horror Story?". New York Daily News. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  12. ^ Cooper, Michael (July 7, 1996). "Gone Before It Ever Really Arrived – The Quotron". New York City: The New York Times. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  13. ^ Rush, George (January 25, 1996). "Nixon'S The One As Scorsese Weighs Mitchell Film". New York Daily News. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  14. ^ Lee, Denny (April 16, 2000). "Neighborhood Report – Tribeca – Dismissal of Guards at Complex Saddens and Angers Residents". The New York Times. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  15. ^ Braden Keil (December 6, 2000). "El Teddy is Deady-y with Lofts to be Ready". New York Post. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  16. ^ Powell, Michael (September 28, 2003). "N.Y. Tenants Feel Squeezed in the Middle; Near Ground Zero, Housing Complex Seems Twice Cursed". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  17. ^ Fishman, Steve. "Tribeca Parents Square Off Over P.S. 234". New York Magazine. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 

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