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Moving to Tribeca

Moving to Tribeca? Tri-Shleppers!

Ahhhh, Tribeca, *sighs longingly.* This chic area checks all the boxes and is easily one of the top neighborhoods in NYC. Rehabbed industrial buildings are home to loft-style apartments rich in natural light. Crime rates are low, transit options are plentiful, schools are excellent, and the waterfront access is certainly nothing to complain about.

As one of the most celebrity-inhabited zip codes, it’s easy to understand why Tribeca has surpassed the Upper East Side as Manhattan’s wealthiest neighborhood. For those fortunate enough to be moving to the area, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing it right. That’s where Shleppers Moving and Storage comes in.

TriBeCa: What’s in a Name?

The people of New York City have a fast-paced mentality that’s complemented by a vocabulary of terse abbreviations. TriBeCa is a syllabic abbreviation from “Triangle Below Canal Street” (although many would argue its shape is more of a “trapezoid” than a “triangle”, but we’ll leave that for the mathematicians to figure out). This “triangle” is surrounded by West Street, Broadway, Canal Street, and either Vesey, Murray or Chambers Streets- depending on who you ask. It seems that the borders of this neighborhood may be the most contested ones in the city.

Then & Now

Wondering how Tribeca came to be the neighborhood it is today?… Think “farmland, turned residential area, turned mercantile center, turned artistic hub.”

In the 1970’s, residential artists of SoHo were looking for a change of scenery. They quickly took to Tribeca for its host of large lofts that served as industrial bases in the 1800’s. These lofts functioned perfectly as studios, and an influx of artists influenced the neighborhood that you may soon call home. The neighborhood is still heavily influenced by an artistic presence today, with galleries sprinkled throughout the district. The creativity of the area manifests itself further with the “Tribeca Film Festival.” Showcasing an assorted variety of independent films, the iconic festival was first held in 2002 in an attempt to reinvigorate Lower Manhattan after the September 11 attacks.

For those with an appreciation for art, Shleppers offers special services for precious belongings, including paintings, glass, marble, sculptures, and more. Specialized packing services and custom designed wood crates ensure that your belongings are transported from point A to point B in the safest manner possible.

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Places to Go & People to See

Tribeca is home to affluent families, trendy restaurants and bars, and countless gorgeous views. The Tribeca Film Center and several local businesses in the area were founded by Tribeca’s beloved celebrity, Robert De Niro. If you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of the Oscar winner, De Niro can be found from time to time at Locanda Verde, a delectable Italian restaurant. Other notable neighbors include chefs Marc Murphy and David Bouley who often support the local culinary scene and can occasionally be spotted around the area.

Another Tribeca favorite, Washington Market Park is a 1.61-acre family-friendly urban park with endless communal amenities including two playgrounds, multiple playing courts, a community garden, a gazebo for hosting, and tons of public events. Head to the park and soak up some sun with a “casual” view of the famous World Financial Center. All of these things and more await you in New York City’s beloved Tribeca.

 Contact us today to be your Tribeca movers. We’ll move your belongings with the peace of mind that only comes along with Shleppers Moving and Storage.