The loft district, dubbed TriBeCa (triangle below Canal) spans about forty square blocks, bounded on the north by Canal Street, south by Chambers Street, west by the Hudson River and east by Church Street. Residents here like their neighborhood for its vibrancy and for the solitude and harmony achieved by mixed zoning. TriBeCa inhabitants lunch in posh restaurants and shop in gourmet food stores. They boast having everything they could possibly want or need just a few steps from their doors. TriBeCa area is a maze of older factory buildings and warehouses, many of which were converted into Lofts in the early 1970s. The 1983 opening of Washington Square Market, the area’s first park, was an early marker of TriBeCa’s growth. The park is located at Greenwich and Chambers Streets and houses public gardens, lawn areas and a gazebo. It also offers courts for basketball, tennis and volleyball. Residents who work in midtown are just a quick subway ride away, while those who work in the Financial District have only a short walk to their offices. Subway: The 1 and 9 stop at Canal, Franklin, or Chambers. The 2 and 3 express lines stop only at Chambers. A, C, and E trains stop at Canal near West Broadway. Catch the east side 6 train at Canal and Broadway.