Originally known as the “Triangle Below Canal,” Tribeca is the chicest and most affluent neighborhood in Manhattan. While the area is neither flashy nor quaint, it has all the amenities that make life comfortable: well-maintained parks, notable restaurants, family friendly venues, quiet streets, luxurious spas and more. The 19th century mercantile architecture that dominates the neighborhood is both austerely beautiful and uniquely well suited to the luxurious, massive lofts favored by its inhabitants. The cobblestone streets are wide, built to accommodate loading docks or, if need be, chauffeured Range Rovers. The neighborhood is also a favorite among celebrities and hosts the Tribeca Film Festival. Hot spots include: Bubby’s, The Odeon, Bâtard, Washington Market Park, Hudson River Park, Locanda Verde, and the Tribeca Grill.