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Top Sightseeing Destinations in Tribeca

William Hinds
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Chef Concierge, Smyth – A Thompson Hotel
William Hinds
Chef Concierge, Smyth – A Thompson Hotel
85 West Broadway
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Although Tribeca might not be the first neighborhood that comes to mind when you think of sightseeing, “there are some great spots worth checking out when you are here enjoying the great boutique shopping and world-class dining,” says William Hinds, chef concierge at Smyth – A Thompson Hotel. The name Tribeca is actually an acronym for “TRIangle BElow CAnal” and encompasses the area below Canal Street between West Street and Broadway, all the way south to Vesey Street. This mostly landmarked historic district is teeming with beautifully preserved buildings, including 32 Avenue of the Americas or the AT&T Long Distance Building. This 27-story, Art Deco skyscraper features beautiful murals and mosaics in the lobby, which were restored in the early 2000s. “Another favorite building is Hook and Ladder Company No. 8,” Hinds says. You might recognize this active firehouse at 14 North Moore Street as the headquarters for the Ghostbusters’ team in the 1984 hit film. For the perfect photo ops, Hinds suggests a trip to Staple Street. The little alley between Hudson and Greenwich streets, near Duane Street, features cobblestone paths and a beautiful sky bridge that dates back to 1907 and connects two buildings that once made up the New York Hospital’s House of Relief. Once you’ve finished with these charming sights, “it is just a short walk to City Hall, the 9/11 Memorial and many other iconic New York sights.”