What is now called TriBeCa — the Triangle Below Canal Street was first built up with brick row houses and stores beginning in the 1790’s. – Since the 1970s, Tribeca has been experiencing a renaissance, as artists, retailers and even families have made themselves at home in the neighborhoods large warehouse buildings and lofts.
With cobblestone streets, interesting warehouse buildings, and many cafes the neighborhood is a great one for wandering.
American Express built a new warehouse on the south side of Jay, between Hudson and Staple. Founded in 1850 in Albany, American Express established its headquarters in Manhattan and essentially enjoyed a monopoly on the shipment of express goods in the state for two decades. In 1913 the parcel post system was established, wielding a significant blow to the express companies. By 1918 American Express was gone and a railroad freight firm, the American Railway Express Company, was using the building.
Greenwich Street Coffee?
Sometimes an old building will tell you what once went on inside. Time is slowly eroding the print but some of the writing is still visible.
Tribeca Looking South