The lure of Tribeca

Over the past few weeks I've found myself down in Tribeca a handful of times -- probably the most number of visits in a month since I was in high school and had to trudge down to Chambers Street every single day. Seriously, the wind tunnel betweeen the 1-2-3-9 Chambers Street stop and the West Side Highway is the most brutal in town, especially in the dead of winter. Anyway, recently I've been down there to visit the ladies at Alex & Ani and then twice this week for a photoshoot that's running in the Post on Monday. And I'm starting to think that one day, when I grow up or make some money or something, I might want to live down there. It's really nice. The neighborhood people seem really laid back and normal, there's more space in the air, on the streets. There's less traffic. Lots of little neighborhood places. Loads of nice restaurants. People seem a little happier and less stressed in Tribeca. And I love that you can see the water from high floors. Anyway, this is the first time it's ever occurred to me that I'd like to live there, so I thought I'd share.
"Observe Everything. Always think for yourself. Never let other people make important decisions for you." — from Bad News by Edward St. Aubyn