I happened upon Tribeca Park during a ramble around the neighborhood, having never heard of or noticed it before. As you can see from this photo, it doesn't exactly jump out and grab you:
But that's probably fine with this woman, who looks like she just wants to read in peace:
The park's oddball shape makes for some unexpected angles:
But, not surprisingly for Tribeca, the surrounding architecture steals what little thunder the park might have. The 11-story American Thread Company building, built in the 1890s, for example, is a fine example of the Renaissance revival style.
Its architect, William B. Tubby, is also responsible for the Ethical Culture building on Prospect Park West (check it out when you visit Prospect Park), and Dunnellen Hall, Harry and Leona Helmsley's former estate in Greenwich, CT, among other notable buildings.