Tribeca is short for “Triangle Below Canal Street.” It’s actually a diamond shape, but Tribeca has never been known to follow the rules. If you’re looking for bohemia and a nonconformist feel, your search is over. This beatnik neighborhood explodes with art and culture every step of the way. The 1960s artists from SoHo moved on and settled in Tribeca. Today, the community is awash with artists, art galleries, and culture. Quirky, trendy, unusual shops and boutiques spill out of every nook and cranny. Add in many fine-dining restaurants, cafes, bars, and lounges, and you’ve got a desirable neighborhood.
Tribeca was an industrial area in the 1800s with many warehouses and industrial buildings built. Those same buildings have been reborn into chic modern stores, restaurants, and stylish apartments. Many famous actors and celebrities live here because of the swanky upscale vibe, yet the streets are a bit quieter than most of Manhattan. There’s a kind of suburban feel and mild escape with the waterfront views along the Hudson River. The housing includes luxury lofts and redesigned old industrial buildings that offer huge, stylish, exclusive living spaces. 

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Local Lifestyle

Tribeca is a mild respite from the rest of the city. This is a mecca for walkers with its quieter, tree-lined roads, residential feel, and cobblestone streets. Traffic flows infinitely easier here in comparison to Wall Street—just another perk. The 1960s artists and counter-culture groups formed Tribeca from the ground up with their bohemian loft spaces that were simultaneously galleries and living quarters. Today’s residents now sit back and bask in a chic, stylish neighborhood with beatnik roots and modern living at its best.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Classic American food at Marc Forgione is served with style, along with excellent wine and beer list. Foodies will write eloquently about the black bass dish. American Cut is where you go when you want steak done properly. Satisfy your deepest craving with their 40-oz porterhouse steak, and it will make a believer out of you. French cuisine is known worldwide, and Bouley at Home knows how to do it right. Make sure you try the black truffle dashi flan.
When you live in Tribeca, all of NYC’s shopping is at your feet. If you’re staying close to home for the day, go visit Annelore for designer, original, handmade women’s clothing with never more than 30 pieces per season. Art lovers will adore the shows, collections, and rotating exhibits of contemporary art at Alexander and Bonin. Book nerds can’t resist The Mysterious Bookshop for mystery, crime, and espionage books, often signed first editions and rare copies. 

Things to Do

The Tribeca Film Festival, founded in part by actor Robert De Niro, promotes storytelling in different forms and venues, including film, television, gaming, and music. This annual festival runs for 12 days in late spring. Expect fantastic performances. 
For open greenspace, head on over to Pier 25 Playground in the Hudson River Park with its shaded sitting areas, sports fields, mini-golf course, and ice cream at the concession stand. Or check out the Tribeca Dog Run in the Hudson River Park for romps with your four-legged friend. 


Tribeca is served by the New York City Department of Education and is notable for the following schools.
  • PS 150 Tribeca Learning Center
  • Portfolio School
  • Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • New York Law School
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Overview for Tribeca, NY

16,018 people live in Tribeca, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $190,665. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Tribeca, NY

Tribeca has 7,010 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Tribeca do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,018 people call Tribeca home. The population density is 78,475.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Ps 234 Independence School
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Around Tribeca, NY

There's plenty to do around Tribeca, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Café Joyeux, Camellia Milk Tea, and MovewithMo Fitness.

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Dining 3.32 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.25 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.84 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.69 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
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