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Tribeca Film Festival: Where is TriBeCa?

The TriBeCa region of lower Manhattan in New York City is named for the area of land south of Canal Street; literally, "Triangle Below Canal." The neighbourhood is usually defined as being from Canal Street south to Park Place, and from the Hudson River in the west across to Broadway in the east.



The area has been known as TriBeCa for nearly 50 years; starting out as farmland, it became a predominantly commercial and industrial district that suffered a significant decline in the wake of 1929's Wall Street crash and the subsequent Depression. When the urban regeneration movement of the 1960s took hold, however, redevelopment took old warehouses and converted them into modern residential units - a process that continues today. The area is now known for its vibrant shopping, arts and entertainment districts and the Tribeca Film Festival is often the highlight of the region's cultural calendar. Tribeca's success in attracting a lively entertainment scene has resulted in the growth of residential areas, contributing to an ongoing process of rejuvenation.

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