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Tribeca NYC is one of the city’s best known and most popular neighborhoods, Tribeca NYC is home to many notable celebrities. The name is an acronym from "Triangle Below Canal Street.” The triangle is bounded by Canal Street, West Street, Broadway, and Vesey Street on the west side of Lower Manhattan.
NYC's Tribeca was among the first residential neighborhoods developed in New York beyond the boundaries of the city during colonial times, with residential development beginning in the late 18th century. By the mid-19th century the area transformed into a commercial center, with large numbers of store and loft buildings constructed along Broadway in the 1850s and 1860s.
By the 1960s Tribeca's industrial base had all but vanished. The predominance of empty commercial space attracted many artists to the area in the 1970s. Since the 1980s, large scale conversion of the area has transformed the Tribeca nieghborhood into an upscale residential area. It enjoys minuscule crime levels, great schools, tons of transit, well-planned waterfront access, and light-filled loft-type apartments in painstakingly rehabbed industrial buildings.
Tribeca suffered financially after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but government grants and incentives helped the area rebound fairly quickly. The Tribeca Film Festival was co- founded by by Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal in 2002 to help contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan after 9/11. The festival celebrates New York City as a major filmmaking center Tribeca is also a very popular filming location for many movies and television shows.
The Tribeca neighborhood is home to numerous fine-dining tribeca restaurants, for those looking for a great dine.