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Today's Featured Building: Reade57


Situated in the heart of the Tribeca neighborhood, 57Reade is a mixed use building with two retail floors and 20 floors of residential condominium space. Tribeca stands for the Triangle Below Canal Street and runs from downtown west from Canal Street to Park Place and City Hall spanning from the Hudson River to Lafayette Street. It got its name from an artist zoning project in the 1970s, originally intended for a city block to be used for mixed living/work space by the artists. This concept was much like a successful application in SoHo (South of Houston). The newspaper mistakenly referred to the neighborhood as TriBeCa and the name was born.

Tribeca began as one of the first residential neighborhoods to extend from New York City’s boundaries in colonial times. By the 1850s and 60s, it was transformed into a commercial center. Later with the arrival of the subway, the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line in 1914, the neighborhood became predominantly a manufacturing and warehouse district.[1]. Many of these properties have now been converted into residential housing.

The conversion was first due to an influx of artists in the 1970s who were attracted by the inexpensive vacant commercial spaces. The 1980s saw large scale conversion by developers propelling TriBeCa into the upscale residential neighborhood it is today. It is the subject of 1977 nonfiction book entitled "Pioneering in the Urban Wilderness," by Jim Stratton, which documents his adventures converting warehouses in Lower Manhattan.


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