Back when I went to high school down in Tribeca, one of our biggest complaints was how empty the neighborhood became at night. If we wanted to eat, shop and hang out, we had to hit up other parts of the city: Chinatown, Herald Square, etc. So it's amazing to see how this corner of Lower Manhattan has sprung back to life in recent years and with this week's opening of Hudson Eats inside Brookfield Place, there's certainly no shortage of good food anymore.
Though you can find many of the 14 vendors — Mighty Quinn's, Black Seed Bagels, Sprinkles Cupcakes — elsewhere, the space is really worth a visit. I remember how confusing the area used to be — this odd maze of shops that nobody really recognized — and was truly floored by the transformation. Check out some shots of the space below, plus more interiors in my post for 6sqft and details on what to eat over at Zagat.
Hudson Eats, 200 Vesey St. between West St. and North End Ave (212-417-7000)