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Tribeca, New York City: 6 reviews and 13 photos

  Neons in Tribeca
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      Neons in Tribeca
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  • Neons in Tribeca - New York City
      Neons in Tribeca
    by toonsarah

Tribeca (the "Triangle Below Canal") lies just to the south of SoHo and stretches from Canal Street south to Vesey Street (bordering the Financial District) and from Broadway west to the Hudson River. Like SoHo it has been colonised by artists attracted to the large loft spaces in the former industrial buildings and warehouses, but its streets retain a sleepier, more authentic feel than its neighbour to the north, with a few pockets of small-scale industry hidden among the contemporary art galleries, such as the neon light manufactory shown in my photo.

We particularly liked Franklin Street, which is a cobblestone street lined with warehouses converted into galleries, antique stores, and bars. On Harrison Street is a slightly incongruous looking row of three-story redbrick houses which were moved here from various sites in the neighbourhood in the early 1970s.

Directions: Nearest subway stations are Canal Street (lines A, C, E and 1) or Franklin (lines 1 and 9)
Website: http://www.tribecafilm.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 12, 2008
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