Tribeca (TRIangle-BElow-CAnal) today is filled with the movie industry, restaurants and families. It was the home of Washington Market, NYC’s main produce market until that was replaced by the World Trade Center in the 1970s. Tribeca grew into a commercial neighborhood in the 1850s-60s.
Washington Market Park was once part of New York City’s main produce market. The market moved to Hunts Point, The Bronx in the 1960s to make way for the World Trade Center development.
Signature architecture in Tribeca includes wide awnings over loading docks and “sperm-candle” two-story, cast-iron facades.