Once home to industrial warehouses, TriBeCa is now the land of celebrity-owned lofts. It’s easy to see why. The neighborhood offers a spectacular view of the Hudson River on its western border and notable restaurants throughout, including the Odeon, made famous by the novel Bright Lights, Big City, along with a number of luxury hotels and other accommodations. The area is also home to the Tribeca Film Festival, which brings world-premiere movies to the City every year.
Tribeca borders SoHo and the Financial District. It stretches from Canal Street south to Vesey Street and from Broadway west to the Hudson River. Cross the West Side Highway at Chambers Street to enjoy the lovely Hudson River Park and River Promenade, which stretches from Battery Park City to Chelsea Piers and beyond.
The neighborhood is dotted with parks and handsome historic buildings, many dating from the mid-19th and early-20th centuries, accented by a few flashy skyscrapers. An 82-story, Robert A.M. Stern-designed building at 30 Park Place, with a Four Seasons Hotel on lower floors and condominiums above, was completed in 2016, followed in 2017 by a cantilevered 60-story skyscraper at 56 Leonard Street, sometimes called the Jenga Building because of its shape. A 14-story waterfront condo designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects at 70 Vestry Street and a 64-story condo at 111 Murray Street, with a curved glass exterior, were completed in 2018.
At Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Grill, you may get celebrities sightings and can expect good Mediterranean cuisine. Nobu, co-owned by Japanese celebrity chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa and De Niro, is one of Manhattan’s top sushi spots, and its signature cod in miso sauce should not be missed.
On the bar scene, Paul’s Cocktail Lounge and The Django jazz club at the Roxy Hotel (formerly the Tribeca Grand) are a good bet for people-watching.
We absolutely love Tribeca for a large variety of different backdrops for photoshoots. Tribeca is dominated by former industrial buildings that have been converted into residential buildings and lofts. The streets are lined with cobblestones and are mostly hidden away from the bustling crowds NYC tends to attract.
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