"Tribecan” is the name of an inhabitant of Tribeca (Triangle Below Canal Street), in the borough of Manhattan. The name “Tribecan” has been cited in print since at least 1980.
Tribeca (sometimes stylized as TriBeCa, pronounced /traɪˈbɛkə/) is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City. Its name is an acronym from “Triangle below Canal Street”; the triangle is properly bounded by Canal Street, West Street, Broadway, and Vesey Street. The neighborhood is home to the Tribeca Film Festival.
Tribecan (comparative more Tribecan, superlative most Tribecan)
1. Of or pertaining to the Tribeca region in Manhattan, USA.
Tribecan (plural Tribecans)
1. A native or inhabitant of Tribeca.
10 September 1980, New York (NY) Times, “Tribeca by Night” by John Corry, pg. C23:
This is a subtle distinction, but it is dear to Tribecans. By definition, Tribecans live in lofts.
31 October 1983, New York magazine, pg. 42, col. 3:
Accordingly, Le Saint has been getting not TriBeCans but Upper East Siders.
The Restaurants of New York
By Seymour Britchky
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster
To achieve first rank, it attempted what all real TriBeCans attempt—to be what the world did not at all expect.
Tribecan Concerned about ‘Roving Firebomb’ Food Trucks
Thursday, April 14, 2011, by Amanda Kludt
Question: is this just one overly worried helicopter parent type or the beginning of a widespread fallout from the propane tank explosion on Monday at the Frites ‘n’ Meats truck?
Seen & Heard: Studying Tribecans