Story of the Neighborhood . . .
The Triangle Below Canal Street (TriBeCa) was predominantly an industrial neighborhood until the 1970s, when artists such as sculptor Richard Serra and choreographer Meredith Monk began repurposing its industrial-era factories as open live-work loft spaces. Today, the neighborhood’s artistic significance is only intensifying. The TriBeCa Film Festival, founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2002, draws large numbers of visitors each year. Visual artists and designers continue to establish bases in TriBeCa and the area has become home to some of New York City’s most expensive real estate. TriBeCa defines contemporary classic, with some of the world’s most famous architects designing new residential buildings that attract A-list celebrities such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift. The restaurants and lounges are a blend of some of the city’s tried and true gems and hottest newcomers, where regulars mix with trendsetters. Relatively quiet during the day, this neighborhood comes alive at night, making it an easy and welcoming segue from a daytime stroll in the Financial District.