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Tribeca: Manhattan Neighborhood Profile

The Triangle Below Canal

From Pamela Skillings,
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Overview: 
Tribeca is a neighborhood of cobblestoned streets, world-famous restaurants, and historic warehouse buildings converted to multi-million dollar lofts. Recently ranked by Forbes as one of America's most expensive zip codes, 10013 (also known as Tribeca) is also one of Manhattan's most charming neighborhoods.

Boundaries: 
Tribeca stretches from Canal Street (bordering SoHo) south to Vesey Street (bordering the Financial District) and from Broadway all the way west to the Hudson River. Cross the West Side Highway at Chambers to enjoy the lovely Hudson River Park and River Promenade, which stretches all the way from Battery Park City to the Chelsea Piers and beyond.

Transportation: 
Subway: The 1 and 9 stop at Canal, Franklin, or Chambers. The 2 and 3 express lines stop only at Chambers. A, C, and E trains stop at Canal near West Broadway. Catch the east side 6 train at Canal and Broadway.

Bus: To get uptown, take the M20 up Hudson Street or the M6 up Sixth Avenue (with stops along Church Street in Tribeca). To get downtown, take the M20 down Seventh Avenue/Varick Street or the M1 down Broadway. The M22 goes cross-town at Chambers Street.

Tribeca Apartments and Real Estate: 
Known for its lofts and celebrity residents, Tribeca is one of Manhattan's hottest and priciest neighborhoods. Developers have converted most of the old warehouse buildings into luxury condos and rentals.
To Rent: Studio/1-Bedroom, $2,000 -$4,000+. 2-Bedroom, $4,000 - $9,000+. Lofts, $5,500 - $15,500+
To Buy: Median price, $1.6 million. Studio/1-Bedroom, $250K - $650K. 2-Bedroom, $700K - $1.5M+. Loft, $1M - $7M+.

Schools: 
P.S. 234, 292 Greenwich St: One of Manhattan's best public elementary schools.
P.S. 150 Tribeca Learning Center, 334 Greenwich St.: Small class sizes and a homemade lunch.
H.S. 475 Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chambers St.: Manhattan's most competitive high school.
Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St.: Offering associate degrees in more than 20 fields.
New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin St.: Established in 1982 by a group of artists and patrons, including Andy Warhol.

Tribeca Essentials: 
ATMs:
Citibank, 127 Hudson St. between Beach and North Moore.
Commerce Bank, 25 Hudson St. between Hudson and Duane. 24-hour.
Chase Manhattan, 407 Broadway between Walker and Lispenard. 24-hour.

Post Office: Canal Street Station, 350 Canal near Church, (800)275-8777

Police Precinct: 16 Ericsson Place between Varick and Hudson, 212-334-0611

Pharmacies:
Kings Tribeca Pharmacy, 5 Hudson St., 212-791-3100
SoHo Pharmacy, 23 Ave. of the Americas, 212-219-0095

Restaurants and Bars: At Tribeca Grill, you get celebrities and good Mediterranean cuisine. Sister restaurant Nobu is Manhattan's top sushi spot -- the cod in miso sauce is to die for. For steak, try Dylan Prime, and don’t forget to try the decadent dessert cocktails.

On the bar scene, Church Lounge at the Tribeca Grand is good for people-watching. Grace is a great after-work spot with a laid-back atmosphere. Antarctica is a divey neighborhood bar with pool, cheap drinks and an unpretentious crowd.

Parks and Recreation: 
Washington Market Park has a great playground for the kids and basketball and tennis nearby for the grownups.

The Trapeze School of New York, located on West Street in the Hudson River Park, teaches you to fly through the air with the greatest of ease. You can also find miniature golf, bike paths and plenty of green grass in the Hudson River Park.

Tribeca Landmarks and History: 
The name Tribeca was coined by city planners in the 1960s to designate the "Triangle Below Canal Street." Originally farmland, Tribeca was commercialized in the 1850's. Now lofts and restaurants have moved into the old warehouses and factories. But Tribeca retains its aura of a neighborhood with a past.
Landmarks:
African Burial Ground -- Duane & Broadway
City Hall -- Park Row & Broadway
Woolworth Building -- 233 Broadway
Tweed Courthouse -- Chambers & Broadway

Tribeca By The Numbers: 
Zip Code: 10013
Population: 26,151
Median Age: 38.63
Average Household Income: $113,393
Restaurants: 290
Movie Theaters: 5
Grocers/Convenience Stores: 33
Dry Cleaners: 15


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