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Top 10 Apartment Buildings in TriBeCa

Why is it that TriBeca is the city’s most popular neighborhood? Is it because it has the nicest cast-iron nautical school fence? Is it because it’s got a nice group of small Federal buildings nestled next to the great Independence Plaza apartment towers? Is it because its proximity to the World Trade Center means it is also close to the WinterGarden of the World Financial Center at Battery Park City? Is it because Lady Liberty is regularly passed by great big oceanliners once again? Perhaps it is because it’s not far from Wall Street and public transportation and places where Robert de Niro and his mavens stroll about thinking cinematically.

#1 - The Powell Building, 105 Hudson Street

One of the most impressive buidings in Lower Manhattan, this building was originally built in 1892 as a seven story commercial building designed by Carrere & Hastings for Henry L. Pierce, head of the Walter Baker Chocolate Company, but in 1905 it was enlarged four stories by Alexander Powell, a candy manufacturer and it now has 24 offices and 16 cooperative apartments.

  • Three apartments currently for sale from $560,000 to $4,795,000

#2 - 140 Franklin Street

This lovely and impressive building was designed in 1897 by Albert Wagner, who also designed the famous Puck Building in SoHo, it was built for a maker of wrapping papers and was subsequently converted to 14 condominium apartments with a Sol Lewitt mural in its lobby.

#3 - The Schepp Building, 165 Duane Street

This prominent and very attractive, 10-story building on the north side of Duane Park was originally used for processing and packaging coconuts and was converted to about 40 cooperative apartments in the ear;u 1980s.

  • Two apartments currently for sale from $1,995,000 to $3,195,000

#4 - Mohawk Atelier, 161 Duane Street

The architecturally impressive Mohawk Atelier consists of two 19th Century commercial buildings that were converted into 12 condominium apartments in 2009 by Joseph Pell Lombardi.

  • Three apartments currently for sale from $4,750,000 to $15,000,000

#5 - The Hubert, 7 Hubert Street

This very handsome, 16-story building was built in 2003 and has 33 condominium apartments and was designed by the architectural firm of BKSK and is perhaps the nicest Post-Modern structure in the city. 

  • Six apartments currently for sale from $3,995,000 to $13,495,000

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#6 - The Greenwich Street Project, 497 Greenwich Street

This 23-unit condominium apartment building was designed in 2004 by Winka Dubbeldam, the principal of Archi-Tectonics and has a lovely green-glass facade with six small white parapets that serve as a crease and they conjure a zipper or an oceanliner lookout.

  • One apartment for sale at $2,795,000

#7 - The Bazzini Building, 21 Jay Street

This 6-story Romaneseque Revival-style building was erected in 1887 at a prime TriBeCa location and for many years it housed Bazzini Brothers Company, which processed and distributed dried fruits and nuts.

  • One apartment for sale at $4,350,000

#8 - The American Thread Building, 260 West Broadway

Erected in 1893 as the Wool Exchange Building, this 11-story building, which has an imposing staircase entrance with two-story-high columns, became of one of the first major residential conversions in TriBeCa in 1980.

  • Five apartments currently for sale from $1,250,000 to $14,800,000

#9 - 101 Warren Street

This full-block residential project was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for Edward J. Minskoff Equities in 2007 and has 227 condominum apartments and 132 rental apartments and an ambitious art program.

  • Ten apartments currently for sale from $1,885,000 to $19,500,000

#10 - 200 Chambers Street

This 30-story apartment building was built by Jack Resnick and Sons in 2007 with 258 condominum apartments that are close to P.S. 234, one of the most attractive public schools in the city.

  • Five apartments currently for sale from $1,450,000 to $3,249,000

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