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Neighborhood Guide: Tribeca

  • With our office, Showroom, Annex, and Home Shop dotting a stretch of Tribeca’s Franklin Street, we’ve really gotten to know (and love) the neighborhood we call home.  We feel lucky to work in an area brimming with amazing architectural details, picturesque cobblestone streets, and plenty of culinary delights. Tribeca also has it’s own unique vibe: it offers the tranquility of a quiet, low-key neighborhood in an otherwise bustling city, and has an interesting history, evolving from its beginnings as a commercial and industrial center in the 19th century, to an artist’s enclave in the 1970′s, to an upscale community that still maintains its own character despite all the residential growth that has been taking place (check out our interview with ARChive of Contemporary Music founder and longtime Tribeca resident Bob George for some great Tribeca lore).  We thought we’d share a few of our favorite haunts:

    Smith-and-Mills

    Located just around the corner from our office, Smith & Mills is a go-to spot for lunch. We’re fans of the warm, intimate atmosphere (the tiny space was formerly a carriage house), and their delicious avocado toast.

    Odeon

    The Odeon is a neighborhood classic, with it’s marquee sign, art deco touches, and fantastic steak frites.

    Tiny's

    Tiny’s is perfect for grabbing an after work drink, which inevitably turns into dinner. In the winter, we like to cozy up by their fireplace.

    Mulberry-&-Vine

    Mulberry & Vine offers healthy fare to go, and a variety of fresh juices.

    Mini-Museuml

    Tucked away in a space the size of an elevator shaft, the Mmuseumm makes for a fun diversion. Open only on weekends, the city’s smallest museum houses a rotating collection of quirky objects from around the world. On weekdays, the display is still visible behind .

    kaffe-1668

    Since we can’t survive without coffee, we consider ourselves fortunate to have several great coffee shops in our vicinity. La Colombe, Grandaisy, Kaffe 1668 (pictured), and The Smile Newsstand (conveniently located in the Shinola shop just below our office) all get high marks from our staff.

    DIRECTORY

    Grandaisy Bakery – 250 West Broadway at Walker St. / (212) 334-9435

    Kaffe 1668 North – 401 Greenwich St. b/n Beach & Hubert / (646) 559-2637

    La Colombe Torrefaction – 319 Church St. at Lispenard St. / (212) 343-1515

    Mmuseumm – Cortlandt Alley b/n Franklin & White

    Mulberry & Vine – 73 Warren St. b/n West Broadway & Greenwich / (212) 791-6300

    Shinola – 177 Franklin St. b/n Hudson & Greenwich / (917) 728-3000

    Smith & Mills – 71 N. Moore St. nr. Greenwich St. / (212) 226-2515

    Steven Alan Annex – 103 Franklin St. nr Church St. / (212) 343-0692

    Steven Alan Home Shop – 158 Franklin St. b/n Varick & Hudson / (646) 402-9661

    The Odeon – 145 West Broadway at Thomas St. / (212) 233-0507

    The Smile Newsstand – 177 Franklin St. b/n Hudson & Greenwich

    Tiny’s - 135 West Broadway b/n Thomas & Duane / (212) 374-1135

    - Photos by Connie Wang

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