Less than 50 years ago, TriBeCa, â€œthe triangle below Canal St.,â€ was an industrial wasteland where starving artists squatted in abandoned warehouses.
Today, itâ€™s considered by many to be one of the most desirable neighborhoods in NYC.
Stretching from Canal St. (bordering SoHo) south to Vesey St. (abutting the Financial District) and from Broadway west to the Hudson River, Tribeca boasts cobblestoned streets, waterfront views, fabled restaurants, trendy bars and world-class shopping. Its historic warehouses have been painstakingly converted to multi-million-dollar lofts and luxury apartments, featuring some of the most architecturally original properties on the market.
Ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the most expensive zip codes, 10013 is home to families, singles, professionals and a glittering array of boldface names. Tribeca has great schools -- both public and private â€“ that run the gamut from a popular pre-school (Tribeca Community School) to one of the nationâ€™s leading high schools (Stuyvesant). Thereâ€™s even a music school, an art academy, New York Law School, Manhattan Community College and the Trapeze School of New York, all within the communityâ€™s environs.
Children's playgrounds and recreation facilities for adults abound. The crime rate is low and transit options are extensive. The area is served by the 1 ,9 2 , 3; A, C and E trains subways and the M20, M6 ,M1, M22 buses.
A destination for visitors and native New Yorkers, Tribeca is home to restaurants like Nobu and the Tribeca Grill; an eponymous film festival and grand hotel. Its local firehouse (8 Hook and Ladder) served as an exterior in â€œGhostbusters,â€ and its one-of-a-kind shops include Urban Archeology and Antiqueria, where patrons can find French Art Deco furnishings and Murano glass chandeliers.
Rental Prices:$4,000 ― $15,700
Sales Prices:$1,519,000 ― $3,772,000
Landmarks:The Flea Theater, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, World Trade Center Memorial