I live in New York City, and this summer marks my six-year (!) anniversary of moving here from the University of Michigan. In writing about NYC, instead of trying to cram my insider tips into one just post, I will be profiling my favorite neighborhoods in NYC, publishing one per month. As it is Memorial Day and I have opted for a wonderful staycation, today we are going to begin with Tribeca, the neighborhood I live in now and the one that has my heart!
Tribeca stands for Triangle Below Canal Street and is located in the southern part of the island, between the Financial District and Soho. There is a quieter vibe in Tribeca and it is considered one of the safest places in New York City. Less than twenty years ago, Tribeca was struggling after the September 11 attacks, and this is part of the reason that Robert De Niro cofounded the Tribeca Film Festival in this neighborhood in 2002 to help revitalize the area. Tribeca is now known as a luxurious neighborhood with many celebrity residents and upscale shops and restaurants.
A seemingly sleepy town, Tribeca is an active neighborhood with some of the best shopping in town.
Head west and you will run into the Hudson River Park, a 550-acre riverside park that spans from the bottom if the island up to Central Park and is the perfect space for a run or bike ride. The Tribeca portion houses two piers.
On Pier 25, play 18-holes of miniature golf or charter a sailboat with Atlantic Charters. Grab some fresh oysters and a nautical cocktail in the summer at Grand Banks, a seasonal restaurant aboard a docked boat.
Further south, stop at Rockefeller Park on a warm sunny day with a picnic blanket and basket. You will be sure to be among Frisbee tossers and sunbathers alike.
Tribeca is home to many luxurious stores and below is a collection of my favorites:
Art: Cheryl Hazan
The Cheryl Hazan Gallery always draws me in with their large open windows filled with unique paintings and artwork. Stop in to learn about the latest exhibitions and artists on display.
Women’s Fashion: Otte
While Otte has multiple stores throughout the city, their Tribeca outpost seems to be the most refined with modern luxury designers from 10 Crosby Derek Lam to Jonathan Simkhai.
Men’s Fashion: Steven Alan
An eclectic mix of high and low, Steven Alan carries both men’s and women’s fashions and accessories. I prefer their men’s selection and can always find a nice gift here.
Shoes: Edon Manor
An Instagrammable store, Edon Manor has the best shoe selection of top designers.
Jewelry: Cass Lilien
If you blink, you may pass by this tiny 60 square feet store located on Harrison Street. Cass Lilien makes beautiful delicate jewelry that always has me stopping to window shop.
Wine: New York Vintners
My absolute favorite wine store, New York Vintners is the most helpful and friendly when it comes to selecting wine. Furthermore, they offer amazing wine classes that are paired with quality food. You can often buy a ticket on Pulsd for only $39!
Eats & Drinks
This list was so difficult to pair down, as Tribeca is home to so many delicious and fun places!
So much more than coffee, you will find me at Baked almost every weekend for a quick breakfast or sweet treat.
Brunch: Two Hands
From avocado toast to ricotta hotcakes, Two Hands has perfected Australian in a cute and airy place.
A hole-in-the-wall, Takahachi is no frills fresh sushi at a reasonable price.
Pizza: Dona Bella
There is no arguing with a delicious grandma pie, and Dona Bella offers pizza by the slice or pie in a fast-food environment.
Fancy Dinner: Locanda Verde
A staple in the neighborhood for a while, Locanda Verde is a lively Italian restaurant where celebrity sightings are common.
Local Dinner: Tiny’s & the Bar Upstairs
Tiny’s is a warm-hearted neighborhood place that is a 3-story townhouse, offering delicious food and drinks.
Cocktail Bar: Weather Up
An old-fashioned cocktail bar, Weather Up offers amazing cocktail creations in a friendly atmosphere.
Puffy’s is the go-to watering hole that is popular for happy hour after work or late night.
Have you ever been to Tribeca? What was your favorite part? Did I miss anything?
I’d love to hear from you!
xx Jet Set Steph