Back in the 1970s, artists saw potential in the old textile warehouses in the Triangle Below Canal St ("TriBeCa")—and now it's America's most desirable patch of real estate. The neighborhood is one of the city's most historic, with cobblestone streets and stately 1804-1828 Federal townhouses along Harrison Street. Comfort food goes upscale in Tribeca eateries like TriBakery, Edward's and The Harrison, but Bubby's Pie Company remains the neighborhood's sentimental favorite for burgers and late-night breakfasts. Tribeca has a glorious back yard in Hudson River Park, with sunset views and five miles of trails. And yes, that probably was a celebrity jogging past—Tribeca lofts and the swanky Tribeca Grand Hotel are the crash pads of choice for movie stars proving themselves on Broadway. Tribeca made a creative comeback after September 11, when longtime Tribeca resident Robert De Niro co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival.
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Getting Around New York City
The best way to get around New York is by walking and using the subway. The subway and bus system generally runs 24 hours, with some exceptions. Taxis are readily available, but traffic can make it a costly and slow option.
Nearby Airports
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport-JFK
  • LaGuardia Airport-LGA
  • Newark International Airport-EWR
Airport Taxis
  • $52 from JFK
  • $26 from LGA
  • $35 from EWR
  • (All rates are exclusive of bridge and tunnel tolls, which can range from $4-$6.)
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