“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
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.