5.3 out of 10

Spring St, Tribeca

40.7261250012557 -74.0104454995843
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5

"Cute and quiet -- very un-Tribeca"

The Spring Street of Tribeca is much more, architecturally, like the Spring of Soho than any other Tribeca Streets. It's a bit quiet, which is a good thing, and the buildings are very old. I feel like Tribeca's always pretty quiet but most of the buildings are modern condos in the neighborhood. That's what makes Spring in this part of town pretty cool.
Spring Street was given its name because it was an actual Spring in what is now Tribeca. It was turned into a well where a body was found in the early 1800's. The suspect was the girl's boyfriend and he was acquitted because of the help of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. One eventually went on to kill the other. And, actually, the Spring was turned into a well as an excuse to start a the Bank of Manhattan because of Burr and Hamilton's longtime fued. Ahhhh, the wheel goes round.
The Ear Inn at Washington and Spring is a building from around 1817. It was built by a wealthy African American whom aided George Washington in the War. The building used to be right on the Hudson when the Hudson came up to Washington so that must have been some pretty prime property. It's now the 4th oldest bar in New York -- dating from the 1860's. And, I must say, it's pretty cool.
The block between Greenwich and Hudson is where a large part of the movie After Hours was shot. And, the buildings are all pretty cool looking.
The New York City Fire Museum is one block over; and, I must admit, it's one of the few museums in New York I have no desire to ever visit. But, if you're into that sort of thing, well, there it is.
There used to be a massive estate on Spring and what is now 6th avenue and I'm sad that it's not there, but happy for 6th avenue because it's one of the better ones. The neighborhood can be a little freakishly quiet at night -- especially toward the Hudson. And, public transportation isn't ideal anywhere in Tribeca. But, if you want to live in this neighborhood and don't want to live in a luxury condo, Spring is a good place to start looking.
  • Historical
  • Quiet
  • Dead at night
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

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