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EP 29: Everything You Need to Know About Living In Tribeca | Neighborhood Guide

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Tribeca Neighborhood Guide – Everything You Need to Know About Living In Tribeca

The John and Jonathan Sell NYC Podcast: Episode 29

Welcome to the John and Jonathan Sell NYC Podcast, where experienced, expert NYC real estate brokers John Gasdaska and Jonathan Conlon break down what’s happening in the market, what you need to know whether you’re a buyer, seller, or agent, and their insight into the future, with a little bit of fun along the way.

Tribeca Neighborhood Guide


Tribeca’s Location, Origin, and Vibe

What we know as Tribeca today was originally farmland, like most of Manhattan. Its name actually refers to the ‘Triangle Below Canal Street’, though it’s actually more of a trapezoid. Most of its buildings date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of the structures used to be textile factories and warehouses, but the neighborhood has changed dramatically over the years.

Now, you are more likely to see world-class cuisine and celebrities than factories and warehouses. The cobblestone streets, old buildings, and general quiet charm make it a favorite of many, including celebrities.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Tribeca is bordered by Canal Street, West Street, Broadway, and Chambers Street. It is surrounded by a few different neighborhoods, including:

  • Soho / Nolita
  • Battery Park City
  • Chinatown
  • West Village
  • Greenwich Village
  • Financial District

Tribeca Schools

Independent Schools

  • Portfolio School
  • The School for Young Performers
  • Downtown Little School
  • LREI
  • NYSARC – NYC Chapter
  • Blue School
  • China Institute

Public Schools

  • PS 150 Tribeca Learning Center
  • PS 234 Independence School
  • PS 89 Liberty School
  • PS 130 Hernando De Soto
  • PS 397 Spruce Street School
  • PS 1 Alfred E Smith
  • PS 343 Peck Slip School
  • PS 124 Yung Wing
  • PS 126 Jacob August Riis

Catholic Schools

  • Transfiguration School
  • St. Anthony’s School
  • St. Joseph School

Higher Education

  • Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Metropolitan College of New York
  • New York Academy of Art
  • New York Law School

Tribeca Dining and Shopping

  • Bȃtard
  • Marc Forgione
  • Locanda Verde
  • Odeon (this used to be a favorite of Andy Warhol, Robert De Niro, John Belushi, and more)
  • Bubby’s
  • Tamarind
  • Tribeca Grill
  • Posh Pop Bakeshop
  • Warren Street’s Mysterious Bookshop
  • Korin
  • A Uno Tribeca
  • Klein Epstein & Parker

Tribeca Real Estate

Tribeca real estate is some of the most expensive in Manhattan, but it does offer a few things that other neighborhoods can’t: privacy and a relatively quiet setting. While Central Park may not be steps away, there are plenty of tree-lined streets and beautiful views.

  • The Woolworth Building
  • The Oculus
  • The Western Union Building
  • The New York Telephone Company Building
  • 7 The Hubert
  • Sky Lofts (145 Hudson)
  • 56 Leonard Street (Jenga Building)
  • 443 Greenwich
  • 70 Vestry
  • 25 North Moore
  • 27 North Moore
  • 90 Franklin
  • 161 Hudson
  • 195 Hudson
  • Ice House

Tribeca Points of Interest and Cultural Attractions

Though Tribeca is known for its privacy and relatively quiet vibe and feel, there is certainly a lot to do in the area – from art installations to museums and more, you’ll be able to find attractions in the area easily.

One of the nicest parts of Tribeca is being able to take a peaceful stroll along the Hudson. The views are beautiful.

  • The Tribeca Film Festival
  • The Dream House
  • The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect
  • The Swiss Institute
  • SohoPhoto Gallery
  • Tribeca Art Factory
  • Hudson River Park
  • Washington Market Park

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