Journey with me this week to Tribeca!
Joyce explains how she got into the business of giving tours around New York City. Joyce explains how the name Tribeca came to be and what it means. Jeff and Joyce discuss the beginnings of Tribeca and Joyce talks about the Native American tribes that lived in the area. They discuss St. John’s Chapel and the history of it. Jeff and Joyce discuss the Washington Market as well as Tribeca’s evolution into what the area is now.
Jeff and Joyce talk about St. John Park and its connection to Port Authority and the Holland Tunnel. They discuss the West Side Highway and its origins in Tribeca. Joyce explains when Tribeca’s industrial businesses began disappearing and where they went to. Joyce talks about her own experience living in Tribeca and her view of the Hudson River. Jeff and Joyce discuss the ways Tribeca was impacted by the September 11 attacks and how the Tribeca Film Festival came into existence.
David explains how his upbringing made him decide to go into the world of business. He talks about why he switched to law, the work he did with the Brooklyn D.A.’s office and why he switched back to business. David talks about what inspired him to start Laughing Man and his connection to Hugh Jackman. Jeff and David discuss the area of Tribeca that Laughing Man is located and when the business first started.
David talks about what makes Tribeca unique for him as a place to live and do business. He discusses his experience with changes in the neighborhood from when he first moved there until now. Jeff and David discuss David’s customer base and what it’s like interacting with them. David talks about some of the struggles in Tribeca and things about the neighborhood that surprises him.