Secrets of the Tribeca Historic District

Secrets of the Tribeca Historic District

Photographs by Untapped New York

Uncover little-known stories from the history of the Tribeca Historic District in Manhattan, as told in the new book Tribeca & Its Architecture

  • Learn about some of the finest surviving mid-nineteenth century commercial streetscapes in New York
  • See photos from when the Holland Tunnel rotary used to be park where people went ice-skating
  • Discover Carrere and Hastings FIRST effort at designing a tall building, The Pierce Building at Hudson and Franklin
  • Trace the evolution of the Steinway piano company from humble beginning in Tribeca to what is now
  • Find out about the coconut processing factory at the corner of Duane and Hudson which is the largest load-bearing structure in New York and, at 13 stories, is taller than the first official skyscraper
  • Hear about the lost Washington Market

About the event:

In this talk, economist and fellow Untapped New York Insider Lynn Ellsworth will discuss how the historic district of Tribeca came to be, and why it’s so important. She’ll explore the unique history of activism in the area while unveiling little known stories of the buildings that were saved and examining the larger debate about historic districts and their impact on the city.

About Lynn Ellsworth

Lynn Ellsworth is an economist (PhD UW-Madison) who attended Barnard and Columbia for a masters (international economics). She raised her daughter in NYC and now cares for her geriatric dog. In her civic life she founded the Friends of Duane Park, the Tribeca Trust, Humanscale NYC, and the Empire Station Coalition. She was also behind the Citywide Land Use Alliance.

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