Once home to industrial warehouses, TriBeCa is now the land of celebrity-owned lofts. It’s easy to see why. The neighborhood offers a spectacular view of the Hudson River on its western border and notable restaurants throughout, including the Odeon, made famous by the novel Bright Lights, Big City, along with a number of luxury hotels and other accommodations. The area is also home to the Tribeca Film Festival, which brings world-premiere movies to the City every year.
This downtown neighborhood is rightly renowned for its mix of high-end restaurants, stylish shops and cultural offerings.
Here’s where to spend your ducats on Crosby Street in Lower Manhattan.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard was once home to the world’s busiest shipyard during World War II. Visitors can travel by bus and explore the grounds on this 2-hour historical tour. With the help of an expert guide, guests get an up close look at the contemporary industrial park, with essential stops at some of the yard’s key sites, like the Naval Film Exchange, Dry Dock 1 and the famed Naval Hospital. Listen in on recordings from a handful of the 70,000 workers who toiled on repairs of battleships and aircraft carriers during World War II and gain a deeper understanding of the men and women behind the effort to win the war.
Get unbeatable views of Manhattan from the sky and water on this exclusive VIP tour in New York City! Hop aboard a luxury helicopter and soar over the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, Ellis Island and Central Park and admire the dazzling city lights. After your flight, enjoy more spectacular views of the city skyline on a New York Harbor cruise complete with a Champagne toast in front of the majestic Statue of Liberty.
Tour Manhattan in the comfort of a climate-controlled sprinter minibus by a native Spanish speaker! Your expert Spanish guide will point out New York City's places of interest and provide illuminating commentary on all the major sites. This is a half-day tour, leaving you with the afternoon free to discover The Big Apple, or why not upgrade your tour to include a 48-hour All Loops hop-on-hop-off bus ticket (in English only, pre-recorded narration available in Spanish) and explore New York City at your leisure?
This TriBeCa hotspot from the people who brought the City the beloved Employees Only serves up Portuguese and Asian cuisines with an interesting twist: some dishes are prepared in both a Portuguese style and an Asian style, served side by side.
Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein coauthored this musical comedy, based on the 2005 indie film hit of the same name. A young man (aided by a wise, witty drag queen) saves his family’s struggling shoe business by producing sexy women’s shoes…for men.