In Tribeca, you’ll find unique fashion, cultural institutions and some of the city’s best foods.
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NYTG Neighborhood Guide: Tribeca
Take the 1-2-3 subway lines to Chambers Street. You can start your day with a stroll around Washington Market Park – a hub for neighborhood activities with outdoor concerts and tons of events for kids.
Stick around here if you want to get some shopping done. Walk along Hudson Street or West Broadway and you’ll see upscale stores like Christina Lehr and Annelore, but don’t write off the Housing Works Thrift Shop – you can often find slightly-used high-end designs here for a fraction of the retail price. Around the corner is The Mysterious Bookshop, whose huge collection of thrillers and crime novels will please any suspense-loving bibliophile.
Some of New York’s most renowned artists call Tribeca home, so naturally the neighborhood has plenty of art. Head northeast and cross Broadway to visit two area galleries, Postmasters and The National Exemplar, which both have rotating exhibitions all year long. The Theatre Museum is a block east and features costumes, set pieces, and memorabilia from Broadway shows and beyond. Then, head north on West Broadway, where you can hear a lecture or see exhibitions of student work at the New York Academy of Art on Franklin Street. If you still haven’t cured your shopping bug, hit up Steven Alan next door afterwards and pick up pieces from Mansur Gavriel, A.P.C., and Common Projects. Head west on Franklin from there and you’ll find the Shinola Tribeca Store, where you can pick up some of the Detroit-based chain’s unique gifts, ranging from watches to leather bound journals to vintage-inspired bicycles.
This lower New York City neighborhood has emerged onto the world’s radar over the past decade, predominantly behind the force of Robert DeNiro’s brainchild: the Tribeca Film Festival. The actor founded the annual celebration of screen arts after 9/11 as a way to reinvigorate the area, which had been hugely affected by the attacks. See where it all began at the Tribeca Film Center on the corner of Franklin and Greenwich Street.
Afterwards, try to get a table at Mr. DeNiro’s adjoining culinary venture, the Tribeca Grill. If that’s packed, Sarabeth’s between Harrison and Jay Street is another top New York restaurant with a large following of passionate foodies. Both are celebrity-favorite restaurants in NYC, so if you’re looking for something more low-key, try Bubby’s Tribeca. Their rich comfort food, perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, will make you nostalgic for your grandmother’s home cooking.
While Tribeca isn’t well-known for its sports bars, that doesn’t mean you can’t find any hiding among the luxury lofts, wine bars, and boutiques. If you’re looking for a place to catch a game, Mudville 9 boasts over 20 draft beers and has huge plasma screens covering nearly every surface. The all-you-can-eat wings special may keep you there long after the score is tallied. When your belly is full, hobble back to the Chambers Street stop around the corner so you can go home to sleep off the day’s indulgences.
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- Christina Lehr
- Franklin Street
- Housing Works Thrift Shop
- Mudville 9
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- New York Academy of Art
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- Shinola Tribeca Store
- sports bar
- Steven alan
- The Mysterious Bookshop
- The Theatre Museum
- Tribeca Film Center
- Tribeca Film Festival
- Tribeca Grill
- Washington Market Park