Tribeca //, originally written as TriBeCa, is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City. Its name is a syllabic abbreviation from "Triangle Below Canal Street". The "triangle", or more accurately, a trapezoid, is bounded by Canal Street, West Street, Broadway, and either Chambers, Vesey, or Murray Streets.
The neighborhood began as farmland, became residential in the early 19th century, then transitioned into a mercantile one centered on produce, dry goods, and textiles, before being colonized by artists and then actors, models, entrepreneurs and other celebrities. The neighborhood is home to the Tribeca Film Festival, which was created in response to the September 11 attacks, to reinvigorate the neighborhood and downtown after the destruction caused by the terrorist attacks.
Tribeca is one of a number of neighborhoods in New York City whose names are syllabic abbreviations or acronyms, including SoHo (South of Houston Street), NoHo (North of Houston Street), Nolita (North of Little Italy), NoMad (North of Madison Square), DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), and BoCoCa, the last of which is actually a collection of neighborhoods (Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens).
The name was coined in the early 1970s and originally applied to the area bounded by Broadway and Canal, Lispenard, and Church Streets. which appears to be a triangle on city planning maps. Residents of this area formed the TriBeCa Artists' Co-op in filing legal documents connected to a 1973 zoning dispute. According to a local historian, the name was misconstrued by a newspaper reporter as applying to a much larger area, which is how it came to be the name of the current neighborhood.
The area now known as Tribeca, or TriBeCa, was farmed by Dutch settlers to New Amsterdam, and was later part of the large tract of land given to Trinity Church by Queen Anne in 1705. In 1807, the church built St. John's Chapel on Varick Street and then laid out St. John's Park, bounded by Laight Street, Varick Street, Ericsson Place, and Hudson Street. The church also built Hudson Square, a development of brick houses which surrounded the park, which would become the model for Gramercy Park. The area was among the first residential neighborhoods developed in New York City beyond the city's colonial boundaries of the city, and remained primarily residential until the 1840s.
Beginning in the 1840s and then continuing after the American Civil War, shipping in New York City – which then consisted only of Manhattan – shifted in large part from the East River and the area around South Street to the Hudson River, where the longer piers could more easily handle the larger ships which were then coming into use. In addition, the dredging of the sand bars which lay across the entrance to New York Harbor from the Atlantic Ocean made it easier for ship to navigate to the piers on the Hudson, rather than use the "back door" via the East River to the piers there. Later, the Hudson River piers also received freight via railroad cars ferried across the river from New Jersey.
The increased shipping encouraged the expansion of the Washington Market – a wholesale produce market which opened in 1813 as "Bear Market" – from the original market buildings to buildings throughout its neighborhood, taking over houses and warehouses to use for the storage of produce, including butter, cheese and eggs. In the mid-19th century, the neighborhood was the center of the dry goods and textile industries in the city, and St. John's Park was turned into a freight depot. Later, the area also featured fireworks outlets, pets stores, radios – which were clustered in a district which was displaced by the building of the World Trade Center – sporting goods, shoes, and church supplies.
Eventually, in the 20th century, after the construction of the Holland Tunnel from 1920 to 1927, and the transition of freight shipping from ships and railroads to trucks, the truck traffic generated by the market and other businesses caused considerable congestion in the area, which provoked the building between 1929 and 1951 of the Miller Highway, an elevated roadway which came to be called the West Side Highway, the purpose of which was to handle through automobile traffic, which thus did not have to deal with the truck congestion at street level. Because of a policy of "deferred maintenance", the elevated structure began to fall apart in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and the highway was shut down in 1973. The roadway project planned to replace it, called Westway, was fought by neighborhood activists, and was eventually killed by environmental concerns. Instead, West Street was rebuilt to handle through traffic.
The produce market moved to Hunts Point in the Bronx in the 1960s, and the city put an urban renewal plan into effect which involved the demolition of many old buildings, with the intent of building high-rise residential towers, office buildings and schools. Some of these were constructed, including Independence Plaza in 1975 on Washington Street, the Borough of Manhattan Community College in 1980, and Washington Market Park in 1981. Some warehouse buildings were converted to residential use, and lofts began to be utilized by artists, who lived and worked in their spaces, a model which had been pioneered in nearby SoHo. In the early 1970s, a couple of years after artists in SoHo were able to legalize their live/work situation, artist and resident organizations in the area to the south, known then as "Washington Market" or the "Lower West Side", sought to gain similar zoning status for their neighborhood. One of the neighborhood groups called themselves the "Triangle Below Canal Block Association", and, as activists had done in SoHo, shortened the group’s name to the Tribeca Block Association. The Tribeca name came to be applied to the area south of Canal Street, between Broadway and West Street, extending south to – as variously defined – Chambers, Vesey, or Murray Street.
Several streets in the area are named after Anthony Lispenard Bleecker and the Lispenard family. Beach Street was created in the late 18th century and was the first street on or adjacent to the farm of Anthony Lispenard Bleecker, which was just south of what is now Canal Street; the name of the street is a corruption of the name of Paul Bache, a son-in-law of Anthony Lispenard. Lispenard Street in Tribeca is named for the Lispenard family, and Bleecker Street in NoHo was named for Anthony Lispenard Bleecker.
By the mid-19th century the area transformed into a commercial center, with large numbers of store and loft buildings constructed along Broadway in the 1850s and 1860s. Development in the area was spurred by New York City Subway construction, namely the extension of the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line (today's 1, 2, and 3 trains), which opened for service in 1918, and the accompanying extension of Seventh Avenue and the widening of Varick Street during subway construction in 1914, both of resulted in better access to the area for vehicles and for subway riders. The area was also served by the IRT Ninth Avenue Line, an elevated train line on Greenwich Street demolished in 1940. However, by the 1960s, Tribeca's industrial base had all but vanished, and the predominance of empty commercial space attracted many artists to the area in the 1970s. Since the 1980s, large scale conversion of the area has transformed Tribeca into an upscale residential area.
In 1996, the Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour was founded as a non-profit, artist-run organization with the mission to empower the working artists of Tribeca while providing an educational opportunity for the public. For 15 years, the annual free walking tour through artist studios in Tribeca has allowed people to get a unique glimpse into the lives of Tribeca's best creative talent. Tribeca suffered both physically and financially after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but government grants and incentives helped the area rebound fairly quickly. The Tribeca Film Festival was established to help contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan after 9/11. The festival also celebrates New York City as a major filmmaking center. The mission of the film festival is "to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience." Tribeca is a popular filming location for movies and television shows.
By the early 21st century, Tribeca became one of Manhattan's most fashionable and desirable neighborhoods, well known for its celebrity residents. Its streets teem with art galleries, boutique shops, restaurants, and bars. In 2006, Forbes magazine ranked its 10013 zip code as New York City's most expensive (however, the adjacent, low-income neighborhood of Chinatown, also uses the 10013 zip code). As of 2010[update], Tribeca was the safest neighborhood in New York City, according to NYPD and CompStat statistics.
As of the 2000 census, 10,395 people resided in Tribeca. The population density was 31,467 people per square mile (12,149/km2). The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 82.34% White, 7.96% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.89% African American, 0.10% Native American, 1.66% from other races, and 3.02% from two or more races. About 6.34% of the population was Hispanic of any race. Of the 18.2% of the population that was foreign born, 41.3% came from Europe, 30.1% from Asia, 11.1% from Latin America, 10.2% from North America, and 7.3% from other regions.
Tribeca is dominated by former industrial buildings that have been converted into residential buildings and lofts, similar to those of the neighboring SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the neighborhood was a center of the textile/cotton trade.
Notable buildings in the neighborhoods include the historic neo-Renaissance Textile Building built in 1901 and designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh, the Powell Building, a designated Landmark on Hudson Street, which was designed by Carrère and Hastings and built in 1892. At 73 Worth Street there is a handsome row of neo-Renaissance White Buildings built at the end of the Civil War in 1865. Other notable buildings include the New York Telephone Company building at 140 West Street, between Vesey and Barclay, with its Mayan-inspired Art Deco motif, and the former New York Mercantile Exchange at 6 Harrison Street.
During the late 1960s and '70s, abandoned and inexpensive Tribeca lofts became hot-spot residences for young artists and their families because of the seclusion of lower Manhattan and the vast living space. Jim Stratton, a Tribeca resident since this period, wrote the 1977 nonfiction book entitled Pioneering in the Urban Wilderness, detailing his experiences renovating lower Manhattan warehouses into residences.
- 32 Avenue of the Americas, an Art Deco building, is the former site of the AT&T Long Lines division.
- 388 Greenwich Street, an office building near the northwestern corner of Tribeca, is the headquarters of the corporate and investment banking arm of financial services corporation Citigroup.
- Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) i part of the City University of New York. The college campus is located between Chambers Street and N. Moore Street, spanning four blocks. BMCC's Fiterman Hall, severely damaged in the September 11, 2001, attacks, was demolished and has been rebuilt.
- Holland Tunnel connecting New York to New Jersey has its entrances and exits in the northwest corner of Tribeca, centered around St. John's Park.
- Hook & Ladder Company No. 8, a still-in-use firehouse at North Moore Street, was the site of the filming of the Ghostbusters movies. Memorabilia from the movies is displayed inside. Another film, Hitch, with Will Smith, also filmed a short but notable scene at the firehouse.
- Hudson River Park, a waterside park on the Hudson River, it extends from 59th Street south to Battery Park. It runs through the Manhattan neighborhoods of Lower Manhattan, Battery Park City, TriBeCa, Greenwich Village, Gansevoort Market (The Meatpacking District), Chelsea, Midtown West, Hudson Yards, and Hell's Kitchen (Clinton). It is a joint New York State and New York City collaboration and is a 550-acre (2.2 km2) park, the biggest in Manhattan after Central Park. The park arose as part of the West Side Highway replacement project in the wake of the abandoned Westway plan.
- Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store, a landmarked building in Tribeca, was built in 1861.
- Metropolitan College of New York, a private, independent educational institution, is located on Canal Street.
- New York Law School, a private, independent law school, was founded in 1891, and has been located in several buildings in Tribeca since 1962, principally along Worth Street between Church Street and West Broadway.
- Stuyvesant High School, one of the nine specialized high schools in New York City, is located at 345 Chambers Street in nearby Battery Park City. The Tribeca Bridge was built to assure the safety of the students who need to get across West Street to get to the building.
- Verizon Building, a landmarked building in Tribeca, was built between 1923 and 1927. It is being converted into condominiums.
- Washington Market Park, bounded by Greenwich, Chambers, and West Streets, is a 1.61-acre (6,500 m2) park that is popular with children for its large playground. The park also has community gardens and hosts community events.
Four New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission-designated historic districts are within Tribeca:
- Tribeca West – designated May 7, 1991
- Tribeca East – designated December 2, 1992
- Tribeca North – designated December 8, 1992
- Tribeca South – designated December 8, 1992
- Tribeca South Extension – designated November 19, 2002
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- Jake Shears
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Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal had high profiles in the district's revival when they co-produced the dramatic television anthology series TriBeCa in 1993 and co-founded the annual Tribeca Film Festival in 2002. De Niro also claimed ownership of all domain names incorporating the text "Tribeca" for domain names with any content related to film festivals. In particular, he had a dispute with the owner of the website tribeca.net.
In popular culture
Although Wizards of Waverly Place includes a fictional "Tribeca Prep," exterior shots were filmed at P.S. 40 on East 20th Street, between First Avenue and Second Avenue in midtown Gramercy Park. In addition, a fictional "Tribeca High School" appears in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Granting Immunity." Local radio station WHTZ's studio is located here. In the third book of the Witches of East End series, Winds of Salem, the Oracle, an almighty god from Asgard, lives in Tribeca.
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- Richardson, Lynda. "Public Lives; A Poet (and Proprietor) Is a Beacon in the Bowery", The New York Times, November 12, 2002. Accessed April 30, 2017. "Mr. Holman, who has a stubble of a beard and wears large round glasses and a velveteen blazer, cycled in from his TriBeCa loft on an old Raleigh seven-speed on this morning"
- NY Times, Liz Harris, Where Rent Is Stabilized, Reopening After Storm Is No Certainty
- Weiss, Murray; Italiano, Laura; Mangan, Dan (October 3, 2009). "Sex-diary find set off 'extort'". New York Post. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
- "Advisory Board", p. 11, Downtown magazine, Spring 2017. Accessed July 23, 2017. "Neal Marshad... He is a resident of TriBeCa and works in the neighborhood with his family and Borzoi hounds since 1974."
- Cohen, Michelle. "Combine Gwyneth Paltrow’s Tribeca penthouse with downstairs loft for the ultimate duplex", 6sqft, September 22, 2016. Accessed July 23, 2017. "The 4,400 square-foot penthouse at the River Lofts at 416 Washington Street in Tribeca that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin kept as a Manhattan landing spot before their conscious uncoupling has yet to find a buyer."
- Ghanash, Rachel Kaadzi. "The Radical Vision of Toni Morrison; At 84, she sits comfortably as one of the greatest authors in American history, even as her uncompromising dream for black literature seems farther away than ever.", The New York Times, April 8, 2015. Accessed December 10, 2017. "The last afternoon I spent with Toni Morrison was at her loft in TriBeCa. It was one of the biggest apartments I have seen in the city."
- Siklos, Richard; and Sorkin, Andrew Ross. "Time Warner and Icahn Reach a Settlement", The New York Times, February 18, 2006. Accessed December 10, 2017. "At 11.30 p.m., he phoned Mr. Parsons at his home in TriBeCa and made his final gambit for board seats. He then continued talking to his partners until after 2 in the morning."
- O'Connor, Pauline. "A Night Out With: Amy Poehler; Live From New York", The New York Times, April 4, 2004. Accessed July 23, 2017. "By 1 a.m., everyone was exhausted. Before heading to her home in TriBeCa, Ms. Poehler expressed regret over the relative tameness of the evening."
- Satow, Julie. "Jane Pratt: She’s Still So Sassy", The New York Times, September 5, 2014. Accessed December 10, 2017. "In 1997, she founded Jane magazine to cater to the aging Sassy demographic. Ms. Pratt lives in a loft in TriBeCa with her daughter, Charlotte, 11, and two dogs, Balloon, a Shih Tzu-poodle mix, and Lemon, a Maltese."
- Kennedy, Randy. "Rammellzee, 49, Pioneer In Hip-Hop and Graffiti", The New York Times, July 3, 2010. Accessed December 10, 2017. "For more than 20 years Rammellzee lived in a studio loft in TriBeCa that he called the Battle Station, where the walls and ceiling were virtually encrusted with his sculpture and other artwork, including toylike wheeled versions of letters that appeared to be armored and able to fly into combat."
- Smith, Roberta. "Art in Review; Lou Reed", The New York Times, February 17, 2006. Accessed April 30, 2017. "These color photographs -- many taken from the window of Mr. Reed's TriBeCa apartment -- are ordinary to the point of anonymity."
- Klein, Jeff Z. "A Ranger Rolls Up His Sleeves and Takes a Big Role in Hurricane Relief", The New York Times, November 22, 2012. Accessed February 28, 2017. "Richards, whose apartment in TriBeCa escaped damage from the storm, said this was 'what anyone in my position should do.'"
- Staff. "A Room With a View - New York, N. Y.", The New York Times, January 12, 1978. Accessed April 30, 2017. "When John Shaw, painter, awakes in the morning he sees New York City upside down. Mr. Shaw, originally from southwestern Virginia, had decided that the bedroom in his Tribeca loft was too dark, so rather than paying the expenses of having a window installed, he drilled a small, unobtrusive hole in the wall."
- Barbanel, Josh. "Coda for a Musical Home", The New York Times, March 16, 2008. Accessed April 30, 2017. "JUST before he turned 30, Duncan Sheik, the singer and composer, bought a 2,400-square-foot bare loft in a condominium at 195 Hudson Street, a block below Canal Street.... A few weeks ago, he put his TriBeCa loft on the market for $2.925 million with the help of Nora Ariffin, a broker at Halstead Property."
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- Gould Keil, Jennifer (5 February 2018). "Taylor Swift has spent $50M on a single NYC block". New York Post.
The pop star just bought another apartment in the Tribeca building where she already has a duplex penthouse.
- Holden, Stephen. "POP/JAZZ; BOB TELSON AND 'GOSPEL SYNTHESIZERS' AT THE JOYCE", The New York Times, October 26, 1984. Accessed April 30, 2017. "'Gospel music was part of the natural progression in my interest in the mixture of African and European musical cultures,' Mr. Telson explained in his TriBeCa loft that doubles as a recording studio."
- Colman, David. "A Sophisticated Eye for Naïve Art", The New York Times, November 20, 2005. Accessed April 30, 3017. "Given his work's deranged craft-project look -- like the art version of a garage band -- it is a surprise to find a small, good collection of early Americana in his TriBeCa loft. While many art seers view the 1975 Whitney exhibition of Mr. Tuttle's work, which scandalized critics and nearly dealt a death blow to his career, as a seminal moment for the artist and the art world, one might argue that both he and his world were just as affected by another talked-about Whitney show a year earlier, 'The Flowering of American Folk Art, 1776-1876.'"
- Louie, Elaine. "POSSESSED; Stars In His Eyes Over A Pen", The New York Times, March 9, 2003. Accessed April 30, 2017. "Neil de Grasse Tyson, an astrophysicist and the Frederick P. Rose director of the Hayden Planetarium, is a big guy. He stands 6-foot-2 and has hands that can palm a basketball. He speaks in a booming baritone. In his TriBeCa loft, he ambles around a space with 14-foot ceilings."
- Swann, Lauren. "Lauren Weisberger: my perfect weekendThe Devil Wears Prada author, Lauren Weisberger tells Yvonne Swann how she relaxes on a typical weekend in TriBeCa, New York.", The Daily Telegraph, June 26, 2008. Accessed April 30, 2017. "I'm about to set out on a long book tour, so I shall really miss my new husband, Mike Cohen. He is also a writer and we were married in April. He is totally gorgeous. We live in a part of New York called TriBeCa."
- Genzlinger, Neil (January 23, 2018) "Jack Whitten, Artist of Wide-Ranging Curiosity, Dies at 78" (obituary) The New York Times
- Goldsmith, Kevin. "Jack Whitten by Kenneth Goldsmith", Bomb (magazine), July 1, 1994. Accessed January 21, 2018. "On a blustery, early spring day, I visited Jack Whitten at his five-story Tribeca building where he has worked and lived with his wife Mary for many years."
- Staff. "Dean Winters’ amazing journey back from death", The New York Post Page Six, June 18, 2010. Accessed April 20, 2017. "After a month of recuperation at his TriBeCa apartment, Winters developed gangrene."
- Robin, William. "La Monte Young Is Still Patiently Working on a Glacial Scale", The New York Times, August 19, 2015. Accessed April 30, 2017. "'The question is, who decides what music should be?' the composer La Monte Young asked during a recent interview. “What is music, and why is it music, and how did music start?” Sitting in his cluttered loft in TriBeCa, Mr. Young had just been ruminating on the creation myths of Indian music, and continued on to briefly address marches, bagpipes and Dizzy Gillespie before arriving at the conclusion to this circuitous historical trajectory: his own Trio for Strings, from 1958."
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- Stock, Kyle. "Subaru Loses Its Cool Over Hot SUVs; The Tribeca tanked. Can the a new SUV planned for 2018 propel the brand beyond its crunchy roots?", Bloomberg.com, November 21, 2016. Accessed October 16, 2017. "From 2005 through 2014, Subaru made the Tribeca, a mid-sized SUV best remembered as one of the worst-selling cars in its category.... Perhaps naming the SUV after one of Manhattan’s richest neighborhoods wasn’t the best branding move."
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Community groups and organizations
- Tribeca Film Festival
- Tribeca Trust - a community organization working on historic preservation and public spaces
Images and memories
- Tribeca in the 1970s – Early photos of the neighborhood
- Tribeca through history – Requiem For A Living City: Notes On A Home In Tribeca
- tribeca.org – Neighborhood history, dining, shopping, arts and entertainments (maintained by the Tribeca Organization)
- Tribeca Family Festival
- Tribeca Neighborhood Profile – About.com
- Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour (TOAST)
- Tribeca Art Night
- Tribeca Walking Tour
News and blogs
- The Tribeca Trib – neighborhood newspaper in circulation since 1994
- Tribecan – Daily online magazine dedicated exclusively to Tribeca
- Battery Park Blog - Covering Battery Park City, the Financial District, and Tribeca
- The Battery Park City Broadsheet - Local news throughout Battery Park City, Tribeca, South Street Seaport and the Financial District
- Downtown Express – Weekly, local newspaper of Lower Manhattan
- The Tribeca Citizen