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Address: New York City, NY

Fashionable neighborhood (so named because it is a TRIangle BElow CAnal...

Fashionable neighborhood (so named because it is a TRIangle BElow CAnal Street) of homes and shops.

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Nice area

It was a good idea to walk in this area. You can see another face of New York City with plenty of restaurants and shops! :-)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
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Lutz, Florida
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

History! History! History! If you visit without understanding the significance, you can still enjoy lots of fun things. However, knowing the history helps to appreciate the dedication of the neighborhood and the crossroads it is.

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Milan, Italy
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210 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Not everyone knows where the acronym comes from: it means TRIangle BElow CAnal. Meaning the triangle shaped part of Manhattan below Canal street. And here you should start your visit, Canal street is a large street cutting Manhattan horizontaly and it is the southern border of Chinatown. The Chinese community in fact is heavily present here and there is a... More 

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588 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

It was a good idea to walk in this area. You can see another face of New York City with plenty of restaurants and shops! :-)

Thank OZS969
New York City, New York
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1,557 reviews
724 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 685 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Tribeca is a portmanteau from "Triangle Below Canal Street". The "triangle", which is actually more of a trapezoidal shape, is bounded by Canal Street, West Street, Broadway, and either Chambers or Vesey Streets. Visitors can find dozens of wonders here just by wandering. Mmusumm is a tiny museum housed in a New York freight elevator and specializes in the "overlooked,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

A nice, happening part of New York. If you've never been, it's worth taking a leisurely stroll through. Lots of shops and restaurants. More laid back and relaxed (and less crowded) than the more touristy parts of the city. On a Saturday morning there seem to be countless nice looking restaurants for a yummy brunch (we ate at Bubby's which... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice part of the city. Lots of shops and cafes. A little bit new and modern but worth of seeing it

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Cresskill NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

There seems to be a film or TV shoot always going on in Tribeca. You can visit the site of some of famous movie scenes such as the "Bug" walking down the alley in the first Men in Black,much of The Sorcerer's Apprentice,the opening scenes of Gotham and The Talented Mr. Ripley,The Night Before, Michael Clayton,Very Good Girls, (Frankiln Place... More 

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Mountain View, California
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119 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Am a starwood loyalist so I had many choices to choose from, Stayed at the Sheraton Tribeca and loved the location. Sure it would be great to walk around the corner to eat at a famous place, but there were lots of options a 5-10 minute cab ride away. A major subway station was across the street and another three... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

I understand this is a thriving area with shops and galleries, but not much to see when we were there in the winter. Summer months might provide more opportunities.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Walking around you can find special restaurants and boutiques spilled over from SoHo. Very pricey coops and condos and upscale Hotels have recently been moving to Tribeca. People watching is the number one activity in NYC and you might see any A list celebrity, like Robert DeNiro on the street. the reason they are there is that no NYer would... More 

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What’s in a name? In this case it is the unique title of “Triangle Below Canal Street” that became a popular nickname in the 1970s. An attractive neighbourhood filled with handsome lofts on the edge of the Financial District, this lovely slice of Manhattan offers plenty of fine dining experiences and art galleries. Plus, it’s home to the city’s most exciting film event, the Tribeca Film Festival, that takes place here every year. TriBeCa is a great place to take a leisurely stroll before stopping into one of the many local restaurants or bars for a satisfying meal and cocktail. You’ll see families out for an afternoon walk, and don’t be surprised to come up with the occasional celebrity sighting. With such a great vibe, many of the city’s most famous residents call this neighbourhood home.
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