Modern loft living at the intersection of couture and kid-friendly.
More Parks Than You Can Shake A Stick At
Edged by ballfields and piers, Tribeca is home to dog parks and playgrounds, a family street fair, and a major film festival. Here too is Hudson River Park, an international arts scene, and a greenway that stretches north all the way to Chelsea and the High Line.
Looking for a playground?
Tribeca has one for every member of the family. On the one side is Washington Market Park, with its climbing structures and community gardens; on the other is Albert Capsuoto Park, with its sculptural fountain and chess tables. Also here: a splash park, a skate park, and multiple dog runs — including one conveniently across from Whole Foods and four in Hudson River Park.
From a hilly boardwalk above the Hudson River
you can see the Statue of Liberty. Nearby, twin piers jut into the water. Tribeca’s western edge is flanked by water and by the 550-acre Hudson River Park, home to the Manhattan Sailing School, sand volleyball courts, mini golf, soccer fields, launch sites for kayaks, a sublime floating restaurant and oyster bar, a trapeze (and high flying school), and even a winery.
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Equinox, and even Juice Press is equipped for staying fit. Those who want to lace up and get outside find Tribeca is made for walking. Underfoot are cobbled streets; overhead, leafy trees and the Staple Street skybridge. Plus, historic structures such as the Italianate Cary Building dot the periphery.
Beyond the playgrounds
Tribeca is home to indoor fun for kids. Playgarden offers room to tumble and the Children’s Museum of the Arts makes painting child’s play. Plus, there are bots to be built at the Robot Factory and toys and inflatables to be had at Playing Mantis and Balloon Saloon.
Come April the stars descend for the Tribeca Film Festival
which features more than 60 world premieres over 12 days. Then comes the annual Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair, a historic ship festival, and Taste of Tribeca — a culinary fest featuring nearly 70 neighborhood restaurants.
Where the Well-Heeled Roam
Pop out and shop: designer boutiques, retail havens and art galleries galore line the cobblestone streets of Tribeca, making for one very fashionable address.
If New York City is fashion's playground, Tribeca is its runway
Here boutiques fill storefronts on seemingly every block — think Patron of the New, with its international collections, the glorious women’s accessories at Edon Manor, the clean sophistication of Nili Lotan, and the fine-tuned selections at Steven Alan. There’s even high fashion for half-pints at Livly.
Saks is just across the street
Gucci and Salvatore Feragamo, too. Steps away are Babesta, Burberry, and Tory Burch. When Brookfield Place — downtown’s destination for luxury brands — arrived in 2015 it brought with it some of the world’s most sought after labels. There’s also Hudson Eats, the chef-filled arcade that’s home to the likes of Parm, Le District, and Iron Chef Jose Garces’s Amada.
At last, Eataly has a real downtown outpost
The restaurant-slash-market-slash-cooking-school arrived at the new Westfield World Trade Center in the summer of '16, along with 350,000 square feet of high-end and international flagship retail. Everyone from Apple to Vince Camuto to Kate Spade can now be found here, as can great eats such as Beer Table, the Lobster Press and, yes, Shake Shack.
When Tribeca’s industrial base disappeared in the ’60s, artist studios consumed the abandoned commercial spaces
Today the neighborhood is also home to dozens of galleries, such as APEXART, The Freeman Studio, and HPGRP Gallery. There's even a poster museum. Perambulating art lovers also rejoice: Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour — TOAST — offers a self-guided art walk to more than 30 studios.
Like a beacon of kale in a sea of iceberg there is Whole Foods,
Tribeca’s favorite 68,000-square-foot grocery. But that’s not all, gourmands and fresh food fans: On Wednesdays and Saturdays the Tribeca Greenmarket pops up on Greenwich; on Tuesdays those with the password gain entrance to Tribeca CSA at Washington Market Park. And, for oenophiles there’s Chambers Street Wines — oft called the city’s best wine shop — and beloved New York Vintners nearby.
Bouley, Bubby’s and Boat Bars: Tribeca’s Got Taste
Wine or dine, Tribeca has it all, from James Beard winners to ice cream carts. There’s the world’s most famous Japanese restaurant, midnight brunch, and even a boat bar. With nearly 500 restaurants, cafés, and coffee houses there’s something for every taste, at every hour.
Come Sunday night, locals quietly converge on Tribeca’s Odeon
not only for the (beloved) ice cream cart but also for steak. In a neighborhood home to so many praise-worthy restaurants, James Beard award-winners and contenders included (Bâtard, Locanda Verde), sometimes Sundays are just made for steak.
Yes, Tribeca gets hip
Where else can you find an oyster bar on a historic schooner (Grand Banks), the world’s best-known Japanese restaurant (Nobu), New York’s first modern haute-Korean restaurant (Jungsik) and even midnight brunch (Bubby’s)?
Looking for a library dedicated to brandy?
That would be Tribeca's own Brandy Library. It’s just one of many well-provisioned local apothecaries. Wonder where to get into the drink? Think Tiny’s, set beneath the tin ceiling of a historic 1810 building; The Bennett, with its carefully curated cocktails; the very classy Weather Up; or even the über-exclusive Paul’s Cocktail Lounge.
Double tall, extra hot, or cold brewed
shops like Laughing Man Coffee & Tea, La Colombe, and Kaffe 1668 keep Tribeca caffeinated. Of course, for the sweet teeth there are the tarts and cakes of Baked and the old-school soda fountain at Bubby’s.