Neighborhood in lower Manhattan, occupying a trapezoidal parcel bounded to the north by Canal Street, to the east by Broadway, to the south by Barclay Street, and to the west by the Hudson River; the name was adopted by real estate developers in the mid 1970s and stands for "triangle below Canal."
TriBeCa was an industrial district, dominated by warehouse structures, that in the last decade has undergone a major revitalization, making it one of the most expensive zip codes in all of Manhattan. Many warehouses have been converted to livable residential lofts and new businesses which emerged make the neighborhood much more like a community than an industrial district. Residents like the neighborhood for its vibrancy, as well as for the solitude and harmony achieved by mixed zoning.
TriBeCa is now a fashionable residential neighborhood with an affluent population. Many of the streets are lined with boutique shops and high-end restaurants such as Nobu, Chanterelle, and Bouley. TriBeCa is also home to the TriBeCa Film Festival. The neighborhood is a frequent filming location for movies.