TriBeCa stands for ”Triangle Below Canal,” which refers to the area south of Canal Street. During the last ten years TriBeCa has grown in popularity. 20 years ago, it was a run down industrial backwater area with huge warehouses but today many of them are made into luxury lofts.
Start at Canal Street and walk south to Chambers Street and you’ll find TriBeCa, between Broadway and Greenwich. It´s quite a small area and you can easily get around it on foot. TriBeCa is famous for it´s film festival founded by Robert de Niro. He also owns the Greenwich Hotel, a nice luxury hotel situated in an ”old” building that you think has been there around there since the 1900s, but it´s actuallay brand new. The hotel is quite expensive but if it doesn`t match your budget have at least a coffee/drink in the lobby and soak up the atmosphere.
A small selection of places we recommend:
Issey Miyake’s flagship store houses collections all under one roof. A sculpture by Frank Gehry meanders through the room, which also features numerous art exhibitions and events.
119 Hudson Street
Sink into the comfortable sofas in the lobby and enjoy the beautiful decor. Rooms are around usd 425.
377 Greenwich Street
Liquor store = JCrew
The previous owners lost their liquor license, due to the fact, among some other reasons, that it was to close to the mosque next door. Nowadays, J. Crew’s first store for men has moved in with their stylish range of their own vintage preppy clothes, jackets from Barbour, boots from Red Wing, and much more.
235 West Broadway
Nobu/Nobu next door
At Nobu, I ate one of the absolutely most delicious meals I’ve ever eaten. Their restaurants are extremely popular. Celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa is behind the success and Robert de Niro is one of the owners. Nobu Next Door is the slightly cheaper version and here it is easier to get a table.
105 Hudson Street
Nice Indian restaurant that is bathed in natural light, thanks to the large windows throughout the restaurant. Menu includes modern versions of the Indian cuisine from various regions of India.
99 Hudson Street (in the corner of Franklin between Nobu)
Luxurious vintage furniture in a modern building. Perfect shop for collectors with many fine and well preserved furniture and decor items.
174 Duane Street
Santos Party House
With the classic disco ball hanging from the ceiling, it swings a lot at this nightclub that often hosts celebrities.
96 Lafayette Street
Casual clothing with a twist and details that impress. Both clothes for men and women. At Steven Alan the most focus is on clothes but there are also some funky antique jewelry.
103 Franklin Street
Fastidious men and women’s clothing with a uniform feel. Just the funky interior is worth a visit.
100 Hudson street