Coordinates: 40°43′06″N 74°00′28″W / 40.718266°N
74.007819°W / 40.718266; -74.007819
Hudson Street at
North Moore Street
North Moore Street in Tribeca
Textile Building (1901) in the
Tribeca Historic District
Tribeca /traɪˈbɛkə/, originally written as TriBeCa, is a
neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City. Its name is a syllabic
abbreviation from "Triangle Below Canal Street". The "triangle", or
more accurately, a trapezoid, is bounded by Canal Street, West Street,
Broadway, and either Chambers, Vesey, or Murray Streets.
The neighborhood began as farmland, became residential in the early
19th century, then transitioned into a mercantile one centered on
produce, dry goods, and textiles, before being colonized by artists
and then actors, models, entrepreneurs and other celebrities. The
neighborhood is home to the
Tribeca Film Festival, which was created
in response to the September 11 attacks, to reinvigorate the
neighborhood and downtown after the destruction caused by the
4.1 Historic districts
5 Notable people
6 In popular culture
7 See also
9 External links
Tribeca is one of a number of neighborhoods in
New York City
New York City whose
names are syllabic abbreviations or acronyms, including SoHo (South of
Houston Street), NoHo (North of Houston Street),
Nolita (North of
NoMad (North of Madison Square),
DUMBO (District Under
Manhattan Bridge Overpass), and BoCoCa, the last of which is
actually a collection of neighborhoods (Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and
The name was coined in the early 1970s and originally applied to the
area bounded by Broadway and Canal, Lispenard, and Church Streets.
which appears to be a triangle on city planning maps. Residents of
this area formed the TriBeCa Artists' Co-op in filing legal documents
connected to a 1973 zoning dispute. According to a local historian,
the name was misconstrued by a newspaper reporter as applying to a
much larger area, which is how it came to be the name of the current
The area now known as Tribeca, or TriBeCa, was farmed by Dutch
settlers to New Amsterdam, and was later part of the large tract of
land given to Trinity Church by Queen Anne in 1705. In 1807, the
church built St. John's Chapel on
Varick Street and then laid out St.
John's Park, bounded by Laight Street, Varick Street, Ericsson Place,
and Hudson Street. The church also built Hudson Square, a development
of brick houses which surrounded the park, which would become the
model for Gramercy Park. The area was among the first residential
neighborhoods developed in
New York City
New York City beyond the city's colonial
boundaries of the city, and remained primarily residential until the
Beginning in the 1840s and then continuing after the American Civil
War, shipping in
New York City
New York City – which then consisted only of
Manhattan – shifted in large part from the
East River and the area
around South Street to the Hudson River, where the longer piers could
more easily handle the larger ships which were then coming into use.
In addition, the dredging of the sand bars which lay across the
New York Harbor
New York Harbor from the
Atlantic Ocean made it easier for
ship to navigate to the piers on the Hudson, rather than use the "back
door" via the
East River to the piers there. Later, the Hudson
River piers also received freight via railroad cars ferried across the
river from New Jersey.
"Radio Row", seen here in 1934, was displaced by the building of the
World Trade Center. (Photo by Berenice Abbott)
The increased shipping encouraged the expansion of the Washington
Market – a wholesale produce market which opened in 1813 as "Bear
Market" – from the original market buildings to buildings throughout
its neighborhood, taking over houses and warehouses to use for the
storage of produce, including butter, cheese and eggs. In the
mid-19th century, the neighborhood was the center of the dry goods and
textile industries in the city, and
St. John's Park
St. John's Park was turned into a
freight depot. Later, the area also featured fireworks outlets,
pets stores, radios – which were clustered in a district which was
displaced by the building of the World Trade Center – sporting
goods, shoes, and church supplies.
Eventually, in the 20th century, after the construction of the Holland
Tunnel from 1920 to 1927, and the transition of freight shipping from
ships and railroads to trucks, the truck traffic generated by the
market and other businesses caused considerable congestion in the
area, which provoked the building between 1929 and 1951 of the Miller
Highway, an elevated roadway which came to be called the West Side
Highway, the purpose of which was to handle through automobile
traffic, which thus did not have to deal with the truck congestion at
street level. Because of a policy of "deferred maintenance", the
elevated structure began to fall apart in the late 1960s and early
1970s, and the highway was shut down in 1973. The roadway project
planned to replace it, called Westway, was fought by neighborhood
activists, and was eventually killed by environmental concerns.
Instead, West Street was rebuilt to handle through traffic.
The produce market moved to Hunts Point in the Bronx in the 1960s, and
the city put an urban renewal plan into effect which involved the
demolition of many old buildings, with the intent of building
high-rise residential towers, office buildings and schools. Some of
these were constructed, including Independence Plaza in 1975 on
Washington Street, the Borough of
Manhattan Community College in 1980,
Washington Market Park
Washington Market Park in 1981. Some warehouse buildings were
converted to residential use, and lofts began to be utilized by
artists, who lived and worked in their spaces, a model which had been
pioneered in nearby SoHo. In the early 1970s, a couple of years
after artists in SoHo were able to legalize their live/work situation,
artist and resident organizations in the area to the south, known then
as "Washington Market" or the "Lower West Side", sought to gain
similar zoning status for their neighborhood. One of the neighborhood
groups called themselves the "Triangle Below Canal Block Association",
and, as activists had done in SoHo, shortened the group’s name to
Tribeca Block Association. The
Tribeca name came to be applied to
the area south of Canal Street, between Broadway and West Street,
extending south to – as variously defined – Chambers, Vesey,
or Murray Street.
Tribeca (excluding the portion south of Chambers Street) and
major parks and transit connections.
Several streets in the area are named after Anthony Lispenard Bleecker
and the Lispenard family. Beach Street was created in the late 18th
century and was the first street on or adjacent to the farm of Anthony
Lispenard Bleecker, which was just south of what is now Canal Street;
the name of the street is a corruption of the name of Paul Bache, a
son-in-law of Anthony Lispenard. Lispenard Street in
named for the Lispenard family, and
Bleecker Street in NoHo was
named for Anthony Lispenard Bleecker.
By the mid-19th century the area transformed into a commercial center,
with large numbers of store and loft buildings constructed along
Broadway in the 1850s and 1860s. Development in the area was spurred
New York City
New York City Subway construction, namely the extension of the IRT
Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line (today's 1, 2, and 3 trains),
which opened for service in 1918, and the accompanying extension of
Seventh Avenue and the widening of
Varick Street during subway
construction in 1914, both of resulted in better access to the area
for vehicles and for subway riders. The area was also served by the
IRT Ninth Avenue Line, an elevated train line on Greenwich Street
demolished in 1940. However, by the 1960s, Tribeca's industrial base
had all but vanished, and the predominance of empty commercial space
attracted many artists to the area in the 1970s. Since the 1980s,
large scale conversion of the area has transformed
Tribeca into an
upscale residential area.
In 1996, the
Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour was founded as a
non-profit, artist-run organization with the mission to empower the
working artists of
Tribeca while providing an educational opportunity
for the public. For 15 years, the annual free walking tour through
artist studios in
Tribeca has allowed people to get a unique glimpse
into the lives of Tribeca's best creative talent.
both physically and financially after the September 11, 2001 terrorist
attacks, but government grants and incentives helped the area rebound
fairly quickly. The
Tribeca Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival was established to help
contribute to the long-term recovery of lower
Manhattan after 9/11.
The festival also celebrates
New York City
New York City as a major filmmaking
center. The mission of the film festival is "to enable the
international film community and the general public to experience the
power of film by redefining the film festival experience."
a popular filming location for movies and television shows.
By the early 21st century,
Tribeca became one of Manhattan's most
fashionable and desirable neighborhoods, well known for its celebrity
residents. Its streets teem with art galleries, boutique shops,
restaurants, and bars. In 2006,
Forbes magazine ranked its 10013
zip code as New York City's most expensive (however, the adjacent,
low-income neighborhood of Chinatown, also uses the 10013 zip
code). As of 2010[update],
Tribeca was the safest neighborhood
in New York City, according to NYPD and CompStat statistics.
As of the 2000 census, 10,395 people resided in Tribeca. The
population density was 31,467 people per square mile (12,149/km2). The
racial makeup of the neighborhood was 82.34% White, 7.96% Asian, 0.03%
Pacific Islander, 4.89% African American, 0.10% Native American, 1.66%
from other races, and 3.02% from two or more races. About 6.34% of the
population was Hispanic of any race. Of the 18.2% of the population
that was foreign born, 41.3% came from Europe, 30.1% from Asia, 11.1%
from Latin America, 10.2% from North America, and 7.3% from other
American Thread Building
Tribeca is dominated by former industrial buildings that have been
converted into residential buildings and lofts, similar to those of
the neighboring SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District. In the 19th and
early 20th centuries, the neighborhood was a center of the
Notable buildings in the neighborhoods include the historic
neo-Renaissance Textile Building built in 1901 and designed by Henry
J. Hardenbergh, the Powell Building, a designated Landmark on Hudson
Street, which was designed by
Carrère and Hastings
Carrère and Hastings and built in
1892. At 73 Worth Street there is a handsome row of
neo-Renaissance White Buildings built at the end of the Civil War in
1865. Other notable buildings include the New York Telephone Company
building at 140 West Street, between Vesey and Barclay, with its
Art Deco motif, and the former New York Mercantile
Exchange at 6 Harrison Street.
During the late 1960s and '70s, abandoned and inexpensive Tribeca
lofts became hot-spot residences for young artists and their families
because of the seclusion of lower
Manhattan and the vast living space.
Jim Stratton, a
Tribeca resident since this period, wrote the 1977
nonfiction book entitled Pioneering in the Urban Wilderness, detailing
his experiences renovating lower
Manhattan warehouses into residences.
AT&T Long Distance Building at 32 Avenue of the Americas
388 Greenwich Street
Church & Chambers Street
Church & Reade Street
H&L 8 firehouse at Varick and N. Moore Streets
32 Avenue of the Americas, an
Art Deco building, is the former site of
the AT&T Long Lines division.
388 Greenwich Street, an office building near the northwestern corner
of Tribeca, is the headquarters of the corporate and investment
banking arm of financial services corporation Citigroup.
Manhattan Community College (BMCC) i part of the City
University of New York. The college campus is located between Chambers
Street and N. Moore Street, spanning four blocks. BMCC's Fiterman
Hall, severely damaged in the September 11, 2001, attacks, was
demolished and has been rebuilt.
Holland Tunnel connecting New York to
New Jersey has its entrances and
exits in the northwest corner of Tribeca, centered around St. John's
Hook & Ladder Company No. 8, a still-in-use firehouse at North
Moore Street, was the site of the filming of the
Memorabilia from the movies is displayed inside. Another film,
Hitch, with Will Smith, also filmed a short but notable scene at the
Hudson River Park, a waterside park on the Hudson River, it extends
from 59th Street south to Battery Park. It runs through the Manhattan
neighborhoods of Lower Manhattan, Battery Park City, TriBeCa,
Greenwich Village, Gansevoort Market (The Meatpacking District),
Chelsea, Midtown West, Hudson Yards, and Hell's Kitchen (Clinton). It
is a joint
New York State
New York State and
New York City
New York City collaboration and is a
550-acre (2.2 km2) park, the biggest in
Manhattan after Central
Park. The park arose as part of the
West Side Highway
West Side Highway replacement
project in the wake of the abandoned Westway plan.
Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store, a landmarked building in
Tribeca, was built in 1861.
Metropolitan College of New York, a private, independent educational
institution, is located on Canal Street.
New York Law School, a private, independent law school, was founded in
1891, and has been located in several buildings in
Tribeca since 1962,
principally along Worth Street between Church Street and West
Stuyvesant High School, one of the nine specialized high schools in
New York City, is located at 345 Chambers Street in nearby Battery
Park City. The
Tribeca Bridge was built to assure the safety of the
students who need to get across West Street to get to the building.
Verizon Building, a landmarked building in Tribeca, was built between
1923 and 1927. It is being converted into condominiums.
Washington Market Park, bounded by Greenwich, Chambers, and West
Streets, is a 1.61-acre (6,500 m2) park that is popular with
children for its large playground. The park also has community gardens
and hosts community events.
New York City
New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission-designated
historic districts are within Tribeca:
Tribeca West – designated 000000001991-05-07-0000May 7,
Tribeca East – designated 000000001992-12-02-0000December 2,
Tribeca North – designated 000000001992-12-08-0000December 8,
Tribeca South – designated 000000001992-12-08-0000December 8,
Tribeca South Extension – designated
000000002002-11-19-0000November 19, 2002
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Edward Albee (1928-2016), playwright
Laurie Anderson (born 1947), artist
Arman (1928-2005), artist
Robert Ashley (1930-2014), composer
Bill Barrett (born 1934), artist
Paul Bettany (born 1971), actor
Beyoncé (born 1981), singer / songwriter
Jessica Biel (born 1982), actress.
Robert Bingham (1966-1999), writer.
Ross Bleckner (born 1949), artist
Eric Bogosian (born 1953), actor.
Edward Burns (born 1968), actor
Mariah Carey (born 1969), singer / songwriter
Jennifer Connelly (born 1970), actress
Daniel Craig (born 1968), actor
Billy Crystal (born 1948), actor and comedian
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro (born 1943), actor, producer and director
Leonardo DiCaprio (born 1974), actor and film producer
Carroll Dunham (born 1949), painter
Lena Dunham (born 1986), actress, writer, producer and director best
known for the
HBO series Girls.
Elvis Duran, radio personality
The Edge (born 1961), musician and songwriter best known as the lead
guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist of U2
Fredrik Eklund (born 1977), real estate broker and Bravo TV reality
Marisol Escobar (1930-2016), sculptor, (deceased)
Jared Followill (born 1986), bass guitarist of Kings of Leon
Kat Foster (born 1978), actress
Bethenny Frankel (born 1970), TV personality
Marián Gáborík (born 1982), ice hockey right winger currently
playing for the Los Angeles Kings
Dave Gahan (born 1962), singer of Depeche Mode
James Gandolfini (1961-2013), actor.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
James Havard (born 1937), painter and sculptor
Bob Holman, poet and poetry activist
Paz de la Huerta
Jay Z (born 1969), rapper and businessman
Mimi Johnson, arts administrator
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy (deceased)
John F. Kennedy Jr.
John F. Kennedy Jr. (deceased)
Ronnie Landfield (born 1947), artist
Neal Marshad (born 1952), film and television producer.
Chris Martin (born 1972), musician, singer, songwriter, record
producer and philanthropist.
Toni Morrison (born 1931), novelist.
Gwyneth Paltrow (born 1972), actress, singer and food writer
Richard Parsons (born 1948), former CEO of Citigroup
Amy Poehler (born 1971), actress, comedian, director, producer and
Jane Pratt (born 1962), founding editor of Sassy and Jane
Rammellzee (1960-2010), visual artist, graffiti writer and performance
Lou Reed (1942-2013), musician, singer / songwriter who was the
guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet
Steve Reich (born 1936), composer
Roger Rees (1944-2015), actor and director
Brad Richards (born 1980), retired hockey player who played in the NHL
for the New York Rangers
Kelly Ripa (born 1970), talk show host and television producer.
David O. Russell
John Shaw (born 1948), painter and printmaker
Duncan Sheik (born 1969), singer-songwriter and composer
M. Night Shyamalan
Laurie Simmons (born 1949), artist, photographer and filmmaker.
Alexis Stewart (born 1965), television host and radio personality
Taylor Swift (born 1989), singer-songwriter and actress
Bob Telson (born 1949), composer, songwriter and pianist
Justin Timberlake (born 1981), singer-songwriter, actor and record
Richard Tuttle (born 1941), postminimalist artist
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson (born 1958), astrophysicist, author, and science
Mo Vaughn (born 1967), former Major League Baseball first baseman
Lauren Weisberger (born 1977), novelist and author of the 2003
bestseller The Devil Wears Prada
Jack Whitten (1939-2018), artist 
Kate Winslet (born 1975), actress and singer
Dean Winters (born 1964), actor best known for his role as Ryan
O'Reily on the
HBO prison drama Oz
Warner Wolf (born 1937), sportscaster
Christopher Woodrow, financier and film producer
La Monte Young (born 1935), avant-garde composer, musician, and
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro and
Jane Rosenthal had high profiles in the district's
revival when they co-produced the dramatic television anthology series
TriBeCa in 1993 and co-founded the annual
Tribeca Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival in
2002. De Niro also claimed ownership of all domain names incorporating
the text "Tribeca" for domain names with any content related to film
festivals. In particular, he had a dispute with the owner of the
In popular culture
Wizards of Waverly Place
Wizards of Waverly Place includes a fictional "
exterior shots were filmed at P.S. 40 on East 20th Street, between
First Avenue and Second Avenue in midtown Gramercy Park. In
addition, a fictional "
Tribeca High School" appears in the Law &
Special Victims Unit episode "Granting Immunity." Local radio
station WHTZ's studio is located here. In the third book of the
Witches of East End series, Winds of Salem, the Oracle, an almighty
god from Asgard, lives in Tribeca.
The Subaru Tribeca, which went into production in 2005, and was
discontinued being sold in the United States in 2012, was an
automobile named after the neighborhood.
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Ladder 8 firehouse — used as the headquarters for the ghoul hunting
troupe in the classic 1984 comedy — has an updated Ghostbusters
emblem painted on the sidewalk outside its 12 N. Moore Street
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Ghostbusters firehouse gets a new
feature: a women's bathroom; The 1903
Manhattan firehouse which
featured in the original 1984 film is undergoing major renovations, in
part to accommodate female employees", The Guardian, July 13, 2016.
Accessed July 19, 2016. "The exterior of the building was used for the
1984 film and its 1989 sequel, as well as an episode of Seinfeld and
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former cheese warehouse in New York's
Tribeca neighborhood houses his
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performances for 'six people in a loft' to O Superman, MTV fame, and
her time with Lou Reed, the artist reflects on her many years in New
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Tribeca artist whose medium was garbage", The
Villager (Manhattan), Volume 75, Number 23; October 26 - November 1,
2005. Accessed April 30, 2017. "Arman, the sculptor internationally
famous for combining found objects and all kinds of junk and who had a
home and studio in
Tribeca and an outdoor metal studio on Canal Street
for 27 years, died at home Sat. Oct. 22 at the age of 76."
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Opaque", The New York Times, January 14, 2007. Accessed April 30,
2017. "Seated in the kitchen of his TriBeCa rehearsal studio, which
occupies an entire floor of the converted warehouse where he and his
partner, Mimi Johnson, have lived since 1979, Mr. Ashley, 76,
recounted how a friend had once revealed a sordid past."
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"It was only about 3.5 years ago that English-born movie actor Paul
Bettany (A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code, A Knight's Tale) and
Brooklyn-bred Academy Award winner
Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful
Mind, Requiem For A Dream, Blood Diamond) paid $6,920,000 for a full
floor loft-type penthouse apartment on the edge of New York City’s
star-stocked TriBeCa neighborhood."
^ a b Staff. "In the News: Inside
Beyoncé and Jay Z’s Apartment",
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mavens have identified two artworks in the video for Beyoncé’s new
single 7/11, which was filmed inside the
Tribeca apartment the R&B
superstar shares with her husband."
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July 23, 2017. "The penthouse at star-studded 443 Greenwich — a
former book- binding factory in
Tribeca — was on the market for
$27.5 million. Timberlake (left) and his actress wife, Jessica Biel
bought it, however, for $20.18 million through Just US 1 LLC,
according to city property records."
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33", The New York Times, November 30, 1999. Accessed December 10,
2017. "Robert Bingham, the author of a collection of short stories and
a member of the prominent Kentucky newspaper publishing family, died
Sunday at his home in TriBeCa in Manhattan. He was 33."
^ Mason, Christopher. "At Home With: Ross Bleckner", The New York
Times, December 10, 1998. Accessed December 10, 2017. "An avowed
recluse who resists forays north of Union Square, Mr. Bleckner was the
host of a benefit for Community Research Initiative on AIDS last week
in the minimalist Xanadu that is his home, a former loft building that
he owns in TriBeCa."
^ Richards, David. "Bogosian in the Burbs", The Washington Post, May
5, 1996. Accessed July 19, 2016. "Yet all the signs suggest he's no
longer the fringe personality he once was. He, his wife and two young
sons live in a spacious loft in TriBeCa, and he recently rented a
suite of offices for Ararat Productions, his own production company
(named after the mountain where Noah's Ark landed)."
^ Osterhout, Jacob E. "Ed Burns manages to stay grounded in his native
Tribeca despite success over last decade", New York Daily News, April
21, 2011. Accessed July 19, 2016. "Meandering through the streets of
Tribeca neighborhood in jeans and shell-toe Adidas, Burns puts on
^ Clarke, Gerald. "Mariah Carey's New York TriplexGlitter and glamour
sound a high note in the singer's
Manhattan home, decorated by Mario
Buatta", Architectural Digest, October 31, 2001. Accessed July 19,
2016. "Now, after a decade in which Carey has been the world’s most
popular female vocalist, her albums and singles selling more than one
hundred and fifty million copies; now, after a new contract with
Virgin Records that will bring her nearly one hundred and twenty
million dollars for her next five CDs; now, after the September
opening of her first movie, the semiautobiographical Glitter; and now,
after completion of a spacious triplex in
Tribeca that harks back to
an era Carey dreams about—the golden age of Hollywood."
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promised old-world splendor and high-tech ease. But the buyers of some
of the boom's most visible developments say: Promises made weren't
promises kept.", New York (magazine). Accessed April 30, 2017. "The
Ice House, at 27 North Moore Street, is downtown's poster child for
the pitfalls of luxury conversion. Its high-profile residents,
including Billy Crystal, sportscaster Warner Wolf, and Alexis Stewart
(yes, that's Martha's daughter), all of whom reportedly have $2
million penthouses, could not get the principals of 27 North Moore
Associates LLC to fix a long list of problems, ranging from buckling
floors to plumbing problems."
^ a b Browne, Alix. "T MAGAZINE; Living Large", The New York Times,
November 6, 2011. Accessed December 10, 2017. "'A brick Georgian was
never my dream house,' insists the artist Laurie Simmons.... And yet,
the first time she walked through the front door of the near-textbook
brick Georgian in northwestern Connecticut that she and her husband,
the artist Carroll Dunham, eventually came to own, 'something came
over me,' she recalls.... Technically, the house is a weekend house -
the couple maintains a loft in TriBeCa."
^ Finn, Robin. "A
Lena Dunham Locale", The New York Times, November
22, 2013. Accessed February 28, 2017. "The 24-by-17-foot 'children’s
wing' at the back of the main level still has its west-facing window
but no longer has the sibling-friendly room divider that was in place
when Lena, who moved out in 2012, and her younger sister, Grace, who
is in her final year of college, shared it and the green-tile
bathroom. The sisters and their respective bedrooms figured
prominently in Tiny Furniture."
^ Garvey, Marianne; Niemietz, Brian; and Cartwright, Lachlan. "Z100's
Elvis Duran buys a penthouse in Tribeca", New York Daily News, January
20, 2014. Accessed February 28, 2017. "Elvis Duran, the lovable Z100
'Morning Show' host, has bought himself a 4,000-square-foot,
four-bedroom penthouse in the Leonard building in
Tribeca and is
planning an immediate move."
^ acre-malibu-property/517/celebrities U2's Edge Settles into $4.3
Tribeca Penthouse[permanent dead link] bergproperties.com.
Retrieved June 17, 2007
^ Satow, Julie. "How Fredrik Eklund, Broker and Reality TV Star,
Spends His Sundays", The New York Times, July 15, 2016. Accessed
December 10, 2017. "When he is not in front of the camera, writing or
selling, Mr. Eklund likes to relax with his husband, Derek Kaplan, 41,
an abstract painter, and their miniature dachshunds, Mini Mouse and
Fritzy, who all live in a three-bedroom loft in TriBeCa."
^ "Shaping Identity", Detroit Institute of Arts. Accessed February 28,
2017. "The artist
Marisol Escobar is a sculptor born in Paris of
Venezuelan lineage.... She currently lives and works in TriBeCa, in
New York City"
^ Sugar, Rachel. "Bethenny Frankel’s
Tribeca penthouse sells in 1
Curbed New York, October 13, 2016. Accessed September 15, 2017.
"Real Housewife of New York star
Bethenny Frankel has officially sold
Tribeca apartment—and according to one of her
brokers, fellow Bravo reality personality Fredrik Eklund, finding a
buyer didn’t take long."
^ Serby, Steve. "Serby’s Sunday Q & A with ... Marian Gaborik",
New York Post, April 8, 2012. Accessed February 28, 2017. "Q: You live
in the city? A: I’m down in Tribeca."
^ Phull, Hardeep. "
Depeche Mode singer walks the
West Side Highway
West Side Highway to
get inspiration for lyrics", New York Post, September 1, 2017.
Accessed September 15, 2017. "I live in
Tribeca now, but I still like
going to the
West Village where I used to live."
^ Nir, Sarah Maslin. "At His Former Home in TriBeCa, Fond Memories of
James Gandolfini", The New York Times, June 19, 2013. Accessed
December 10, 2017. "In recent years,
James Gandolfini spent much of
his time in Hollywood, but about a week ago, he was back on the quiet
street in TriBeCa where he once lived, not to stay — his place was
rented out — but just to say hello to his friends, the doormen."
^ Freydkin, Donna (April 27, 2007). "Stars toast
Tribeca artists at
Chanel fete". USA Today. Retrieved June 18, 2007.
^ Reif, Rita. "Precision Shopping; Recycled Grandeur", The New York
Times, November 9, 1986. Accessed April 30, 2017. "James Havard, an
artist, sleeps in the barbershop he purchased here for his TriBeCa
^ Richardson, Lynda. "Public Lives; A Poet (and Proprietor) Is a
Beacon in the Bowery", The New York Times, November 12, 2002. Accessed
April 30, 2017. "Mr. Holman, who has a stubble of a beard and wears
large round glasses and a velveteen blazer, cycled in from his TriBeCa
loft on an old Raleigh seven-speed on this morning"
^ NY Times, Liz Harris, Where Rent Is Stabilized, Reopening After
Storm Is No Certainty
^ Weiss, Murray; Italiano, Laura; Mangan, Dan (October 3, 2009).
"Sex-diary find set off 'extort'". New York Post. Retrieved January
^ "Advisory Board", p. 11, Downtown magazine, Spring 2017. Accessed
July 23, 2017. "Neal Marshad... He is a resident of TriBeCa and works
in the neighborhood with his family and Borzoi hounds since 1974."
^ a b Cohen, Michelle. "Combine Gwyneth Paltrow’s
with downstairs loft for the ultimate duplex", 6sqft, September 22,
2016. Accessed July 23, 2017. "The 4,400 square-foot penthouse at the
River Lofts at 416 Washington Street in
Tribeca that Gwyneth Paltrow
Chris Martin kept as a
Manhattan landing spot before their
conscious uncoupling has yet to find a buyer."
^ Ghanash, Rachel Kaadzi. "The Radical Vision of Toni Morrison; At 84,
she sits comfortably as one of the greatest authors in American
history, even as her uncompromising dream for black literature seems
farther away than ever.", The New York Times, April 8, 2015. Accessed
December 10, 2017. "The last afternoon I spent with
Toni Morrison was
at her loft in TriBeCa. It was one of the biggest apartments I have
seen in the city."
^ Siklos, Richard; and Sorkin, Andrew Ross. "Time Warner and Icahn
Reach a Settlement", The New York Times, February 18, 2006. Accessed
December 10, 2017. "At 11.30 p.m., he phoned Mr. Parsons at his home
in TriBeCa and made his final gambit for board seats. He then
continued talking to his partners until after 2 in the morning."
^ O'Connor, Pauline. "A Night Out With: Amy Poehler; Live From New
York", The New York Times, April 4, 2004. Accessed July 23, 2017. "By
1 a.m., everyone was exhausted. Before heading to her home in TriBeCa,
Ms. Poehler expressed regret over the relative tameness of the
^ Satow, Julie. "Jane Pratt: She’s Still So Sassy", The New York
Times, September 5, 2014. Accessed December 10, 2017. "In 1997, she
founded Jane magazine to cater to the aging Sassy demographic. Ms.
Pratt lives in a loft in TriBeCa with her daughter, Charlotte, 11, and
two dogs, Balloon, a Shih Tzu-poodle mix, and Lemon, a Maltese."
^ Kennedy, Randy. "Rammellzee, 49, Pioneer In Hip-Hop and Graffiti",
The New York Times, July 3, 2010. Accessed December 10, 2017. "For
more than 20 years
Rammellzee lived in a studio loft in TriBeCa that
he called the Battle Station, where the walls and ceiling were
virtually encrusted with his sculpture and other artwork, including
toylike wheeled versions of letters that appeared to be armored and
able to fly into combat."
^ Smith, Roberta. "Art in Review; Lou Reed", The New York Times,
February 17, 2006. Accessed April 30, 2017. "These color photographs
-- many taken from the window of Mr. Reed's TriBeCa apartment -- are
ordinary to the point of anonymity."
^ Klein, Jeff Z. "A Ranger Rolls Up His Sleeves and Takes a Big Role
in Hurricane Relief", The New York Times, November 22, 2012. Accessed
February 28, 2017. "Richards, whose apartment in TriBeCa escaped
damage from the storm, said this was 'what anyone in my position
^ Staff. "A Room With a View - New York, N. Y.", The New York Times,
January 12, 1978. Accessed April 30, 2017. "When John Shaw, painter,
awakes in the morning he sees
New York City
New York City upside down. Mr. Shaw,
originally from southwestern Virginia, had decided that the bedroom in
Tribeca loft was too dark, so rather than paying the expenses of
having a window installed, he drilled a small, unobtrusive hole in the
^ Barbanel, Josh. "Coda for a Musical Home", The New York Times, March
16, 2008. Accessed April 30, 2017. "JUST before he turned 30, Duncan
Sheik, the singer and composer, bought a 2,400-square-foot bare loft
in a condominium at 195 Hudson Street, a block below Canal Street....
A few weeks ago, he put his TriBeCa loft on the market for $2.925
million with the help of Nora Ariffin, a broker at Halstead Property."
^ Schoeneman, Deborah (May 21, 2005). "The Return of Canastel's". New
York Magazine. Retrieved June 19, 2007.
^ Clemence, Sara (May 13, 2005). "House Of Stewart".
Retrieved June 17, 2007.
^ Gould Keil, Jennifer (5 February 2018). "
Taylor Swift has spent $50M
on a single NYC block". New York Post. The pop star just bought
another apartment in the
Tribeca building where she already has a
^ Holden, Stephen. "POP/JAZZ; BOB TELSON AND 'GOSPEL SYNTHESIZERS' AT
THE JOYCE", The New York Times, October 26, 1984. Accessed April 30,
2017. "'Gospel music was part of the natural progression in my
interest in the mixture of African and European musical cultures,' Mr.
Telson explained in his TriBeCa loft that doubles as a recording
^ Colman, David. "A Sophisticated Eye for Naïve Art", The New York
Times, November 20, 2005. Accessed April 30, 3017. "Given his work's
deranged craft-project look -- like the art version of a garage band
-- it is a surprise to find a small, good collection of early
Americana in his TriBeCa loft. While many art seers view the 1975
Whitney exhibition of Mr. Tuttle's work, which scandalized critics and
nearly dealt a death blow to his career, as a seminal moment for the
artist and the art world, one might argue that both he and his world
were just as affected by another talked-about Whitney show a year
earlier, 'The Flowering of American Folk Art, 1776-1876.'"
^ Louie, Elaine. "POSSESSED; Stars In His Eyes Over A Pen", The New
York Times, March 9, 2003. Accessed April 30, 2017. "Neil de Grasse
Tyson, an astrophysicist and the Frederick P. Rose director of the
Hayden Planetarium, is a big guy. He stands 6-foot-2 and has hands
that can palm a basketball. He speaks in a booming baritone. In his
TriBeCa loft, he ambles around a space with 14-foot ceilings."
^ Swann, Lauren. "Lauren Weisberger: my perfect weekendThe Devil Wears
Lauren Weisberger tells Yvonne Swann how she relaxes on
a typical weekend in TriBeCa, New York.", The Daily Telegraph, June
26, 2008. Accessed April 30, 2017. "I'm about to set out on a long
book tour, so I shall really miss my new husband, Mike Cohen. He is
also a writer and we were married in April. He is totally gorgeous. We
live in a part of New York called TriBeCa."
^ Genzlinger, Neil (January 23, 2018) "Jack Whitten, Artist of
Wide-Ranging Curiosity, Dies at 78" (obituary) The New York Times
^ Goldsmith, Kevin. "
Jack Whitten by Kenneth Goldsmith", Bomb
(magazine), July 1, 1994. Accessed January 21, 2018. "On a blustery,
early spring day, I visited
Jack Whitten at his five-story Tribeca
building where he has worked and lived with his wife Mary for many
^ Staff. "Dean Winters’ amazing journey back from death", The New
York Post Page Six, June 18, 2010. Accessed April 20, 2017. "After a
month of recuperation at his TriBeCa apartment, Winters developed
^ Robin, William. "
La Monte Young Is Still Patiently Working on a
Glacial Scale", The New York Times, August 19, 2015. Accessed April
30, 2017. "'The question is, who decides what music should be?' the
La Monte Young asked during a recent interview. “What is
music, and why is it music, and how did music start?” Sitting in his
cluttered loft in TriBeCa, Mr. Young had just been ruminating on the
creation myths of Indian music, and continued on to briefly address
marches, bagpipes and Dizzy Gillespie before arriving at the
conclusion to this circuitous historical trajectory: his own Trio for
Strings, from 1958."
^ Davis, Erik (January 2, 2007). "Robert De Niro: Raging Bully?".
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^ Stock, Kyle. "Subaru Loses Its Cool Over Hot SUVs; The Tribeca
tanked. Can the a new SUV planned for 2018 propel the brand beyond its
crunchy roots?", Bloomberg.com, November 21, 2016. Accessed October
16, 2017. "From 2005 through 2014, Subaru made the Tribeca, a
mid-sized SUV best remembered as one of the worst-selling cars in its
category.... Perhaps naming the SUV after one of Manhattan’s richest
neighborhoods wasn’t the best branding move."
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Community groups and organizations
Tribeca Film Festival
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Images and memories
Tribeca in the 1970s – Early photos of the neighborhood
Tribeca through history – Requiem For A Living City: Notes On A Home
Neighborhood history, dining, shopping, arts and
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Tribeca Family Festival
Neighborhood Profile – About.com
Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour (TOAST)
Tribeca Art Night
Tribeca Walking Tour
News and blogs
Tribeca Trib – neighborhood newspaper in circulation since 1994
Tribecan – Daily online magazine dedicated exclusively to Tribeca
Battery Park Blog - Covering Battery Park City, the Financial
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