View, Browse, Play: Our Favorite Things to Do in Tribeca
Being in the heart of downtown, there is never a shortage of things to do in Tribeca, one of New York’s most prominent locales. With its affluent, artistic community, the place celebrates art and culture with its usual urban cool, yet remains very much a tight-knit neighborhood at heart. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Tribeca:
An enclave for artists in the 1960s and ‘70s, Tribeca has naturally evolved a robust art scene, complete with a depth of high-end art studios and galleries in the neighborhood. Each spring, art lovers can take advantage of the Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour (TOAST, for short) to take a peek into more than 50 artist studios. But the rest of the year there is still plenty to see.
To start, take a walk down One Art Space, where you’ll currently find an exhibition by Andrew Salgado. From there, you’ll be a fifteen minute walk down Broadway from the Michele Mariaud Gallery, known for the showcased work of Dionne Simpson and Joel Kuntz. And don’t forget to stop at the Tachi Gallery, where you’ll find the coolest work of Jean-Pierre Roc-Roussey and Sasson Saffer.
The high-end boutique shops of Tribeca have some of the most respected, elegant and eclectic collections in fashion. Starting right on Duane St, Nili Lotan’s eponymous shop represents her simplistic and mature style. From tops and scarves to records and books, Nili Lotan offers an aesthetic and an experience. Roberta Roller Rabbit, the latest endeavor by designer Roberta Freyman, distributes high-end clothing and accessories for men, women and children. With many of the products and clothing designed and inspired by Indian artisans, Roberta Roller Rabbit provides customers what they need, with delightfully unique presentation.
As the weather gets warmer, savor every outdoor moment you can. Pier 25, a beautiful waterfront park and play area next to the Hudson, is just a short 10-minute walk from Duane Street Hotel and is a great place catch a nice breeze and gorgeous view. Go for a scenic morning run, or go and hit some golf balls off the driving range. For family fun, visitors can also play at the pro-grade mini golf course, swing around at the batting cages, go skating, play beach volleyball and more.