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TriBeCa

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The Basics

One of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods, Tribeca was settled by Dutch farmers in the 17th century, though its modern name didn’t arrive until the 1970s (Tribeca, sometimes written “TriBeCa,” is short for “Triangle Below Canal Street”). From its agrarian beginnings, the neighborhood evolved into a bustling shipping hub, and was, for decades, home to the enormous Washington Market. In the latter half of the 20th century, its former industrial lofts were colonized by artists and later renovated into some of the city’s most prized real estate. Today, Tribeca is one of the Big Apple’s safest and most expensive areas and counts celebrities the likes of Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence among its residents.

Tribeca features on numerous New York sightseeing itineraries, from bus and bike tours to private limousine tours. Given its proximity to major landmarks such as the 9/11 Memorial and City Hall, Tribeca is also easy to combine with other independent Lower Manhattan explorations.

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Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Amazing Guide and Great Tour
Adam_C, Aug 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Meghan was an exceptional guide. She was so engaging, animated and found ways to include everyone in the group! Would highly recommend this or any tour she leads!
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Lovely TriBeCa tour
Helge_G, Jul 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Meghan know ms this neighborhood, loves it and this is what she is able to bring over with a lot of interesting stories!
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A Great Tour
grs1275, May 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Our guide was a delight. She walked us all around Tribeca including bathroom and snack stops. We learned a few interesting tidbits and had a great time.
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our tour guide was...
Abby_P, Jun 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
our tour guide was amazing. very informative and enthusiastic - we learned a lot about our neighborhood we didn’t know
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All there is to know about Tribeca Tour!
Linda_S, May 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Our tour was chocked full of the history of Tribeca, from it's time as a marketplace to the present upscale residential neighborhood! Highlights--Western Union brick building, Jenga building, Various Mercantile buildings, ATT-brutalist concrete building...all beautiful and amazing and with their own histories!
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Outstanding tour. Engaging with architecture and city history in an entertaining way.
Susan_w, Jun 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Outstanding. I am on the Carnegie Museum of Art Board and the Palmer Museum at Penn State. The architectural tour and city history that went with it was excellent. Highly recommend the tour with Meghan Sara
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Great tour
Lisa_P, Jun 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Meghan was an amazing guide! Full of amazing knowledge. We toured on a hot day and she was conscientious to find shady places to stop and talk
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Enjoyable stroll through the lovely neighborhood of Tribeca
Kathi_C, Jun 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
The tour guide was amazing! She had a thorough understanding of the neighborhood and the architectural gems within the area. Her delivery was animated, delightful, and very insightful.
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Learning about NYC
rezaramon, Jun 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Very informative, rich in historical detail. Meghan did a great job of making the tour an educational and worthwhile experience for visitors to New York .
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Fabulous
Marion_B, Mar 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Wow! This was sooo fun and interesting! Learned so much and saw a LOT of things. Inclusive of finding a superb cup of homemade hot chocolate. Megan is wonderful. Well worth it!
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Megan was a wonderful...
PremGlidden, Oct 2021
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Megan was a wonderful guide. She was eager to share lots of interesting stories and facts and made the tour really fun. We would highly recommend!
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Excellent tour!
Yana_S, Nov 2019
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Enjoyed this tour with Meghan Sara! She's a charming guide with tons of interesting stories about TriBeCa. I would definitely take another tour with her!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Fancy a drink? Tribeca’s Brandy Library, one of the city’s most esteemed bars, is home to a vast collection of rare spirits.

  • Tribeca is renowned for its architecture, and former industrial buildings such as the Textile Building, American Thread Building, and Powell Building are local highlights.

  • The neighborhood is a popular shopping hub and features a range of independent boutiques and trendy designer flagships, from Shinola to Steven Alan.

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How to Get There

Located just north of the Financial District in Lower Manhattan, Tribeca is easily accessed via numerous forms of transportation. The neighborhood is served by the 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, A, C, E, J, N, Q, R, and W subway lines, as well as numerous buses and even water taxis. It can also be reached on foot, by car or taxi, or by bike.

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When to Get There

Tribeca, like the rest of New York, maintains an ever-present buzz of energy, and there’s never a bad time to visit. That said, the neighborhood is at it busiest (and most star-studded) during the Tribeca Film Festival, held late April–early May.

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The Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca hosts one of the country’s most revered independent film festivals. Held each spring, the Tribeca Film Festival includes a diverse range of screenings, panels, and other events, many of which are accessible to the public.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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