Once known as Manhattan’s industrial hub, Tribeca has morphed into one of the city’s most coveted residential neighborhoods. A pleasant mix of old world charm, new world amenity and walkability make it a great place to visit. Here are the coolest landmarks you need to check out during your next stay at the Duane Street Hotel.
Arguably the city’s most famous firehouse, Hook and Ladder 8 is best known as the headquarters in the 1984 cult classic Ghostbusters. Fans still flock to the site to take pictures of the memorable facade. The building was cut in half in 1913 as a cost-saving measure which explains its tall and suspiciously narrow silhouette. While it lives in pop culture lore, appearing in films like the Ghostbusters reboot and Hitch, the building is still an active firehouse and hasn’t been converted to condos—yet.
Hook and Ladder 8. 14 N Moore St, New York, NY. (718) 999-2000
One of NYC’s most Instagrammable facades, Tiny’s is located in a restored townhouse from the 1800’s. Tiny’s utilizes brick walls and a copper-topped bar to maintain an old-school, classy and inviting aesthetic. Offering brunch, lunch and dinner complete with American themes and some French and Italian influence, Tiny’s can serve any craving at any time. A couple reasons those unfamiliar need to eat at Tiny’s are their duck pastrami tartine and spring pappardelle, which includes tomato confit and shiitake mushrooms. Also a great spot to relax and have some drinks with conversation, Tiny’s can suit your every need and mood.
Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs. 135 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
One of the West Side’s most bustling piers, Pier 25 is a must see when you’re staying at the Duane Street Hotel. With everything from mini golf to volleyball courts and even floating oyster bars you could spend a whole day on this small peninsula. Pier 25 is also one of the best places in the city to be for sunset—when the sun slowly disappears behind Jersey City’s towers across the Hudson.
Pier 25. 225 West St, New York, NY. (212) 766-1104
While the synagogue itself first opened in 1938, the flame-shaped building it currently occupies was built in 1967 by award-winning architect William N. Breger. A pleasant contrast to the more traditional brick and iron facades, this modern piece of architecture is defined by its wavy exterior—designed with the interior’s acoustics in mind ensuring microphones are not needed during services.
Tribeca Synagogue. 49 White St, New York, NY. (212) 966-7141