Triangle Below Canal
By the mid-19th century the area called Dominie’s Brouwery transformed into a commercial center, with large numbers of store and loft buildings constructed along Broadway starting in the 1850s. By the 1960s, Tribeca’s industrial base had all but vanished, and the produce market moved to Hunts Point in the Bronx. Later the city put an urban renewal plan into effect which involved the demolition of many old buildings, with the intent of building high-rise residential towers, office buildings and schools. Some warehouse buildings were converted to residential use, and lofts began to be utilized by artists, who lived and worked in their spaces, a model which had been pioneered in nearby SoHo.
In the early 1970s, a couple of years after artists in SoHo were able to legalize their live/work situation, artist and resident organizations in the area to the south, known then as “Washington Market” or the “Lower West Side” sought to gain similar zoning status for their neighborhood. One of the neighborhood groups called themselves the “Triangle Below Canal Block Association”, and, as activists had done in SoHo, shortened the group’s name to the Tribeca Block Association. The Tribeca name came to be applied to the area south of Canal Street.
Ladder Co. 8 Firehouse at Varick St. and North Moore Street . Its exterior has become famous as the base of The Ghostbuster Movie in the supernatural comedy film franchise of the same name.
THE ROXI CINEMA
The Theater Specializes In First-run Independent Films, Rare Archival Prints And 35mm Cult Classics, The Roxy Hotel Tribeca 2 6th Avenue New York CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Many celebrities live in Tribeca including Rebel Wilson, Harry Styles, Meg Ryan, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, to name a few.
Tribeca, one of New York Cities original neighborhoods was farmed by dutch settlers dating back to the 19th century. Beginning in the 1840s the area became industrialized due to the amount of shipping coming into New York City.
By the 1960’s a larger facility was needed so the warehousing industry looked for a larger home in the Bronx leaving a lot of empty Tribeca buildings. The area became more residential after this happen.