Featuring picturesque cobblestoned streets and iconic 19th century loft buildings, TriBeCa is not only downtown’s most coveted neighborhood, but also one of America’s most exclusive.
As the first residential area developed beyond the boundaries of New York City during colonial times, the coming of the Industrial Revolution in the 1850’s transformed TriBeCa into a major commercial center.
By the 1960’s TriBeCa’s industrial base had all but vanished. The surplus of large empty commercial spaces attracted artists and creative types alike, who flocked to the neighborhood in the 1970’s as some of the city’s first urban pioneers.
Since the end of the 1980’s, a myriad of upscale restaurants, high-end retail establishments, multimillion-dollar loft apartments, and renowned cultural institutions, including the TriBeCa Film Festival, have helped transform the Triangle Below Canal into New York’s quintessential neighborhood.