Wow, am I glad I stumbled on this thread. I grew up in Tribeca and SoHo in the 70's & 80's. These photos bring back so many memories.
I used to go to Dave's Luncheonette on Canal & Broadway. They made a mean Lime Rickey. I lived in a few places. Broadway between Grand & Broome, right next to the Fleisig & Sons clock. That ugly yellow neon sign was locked in my memory.
I also lived on the corner of Mercer & Houston. Love the shot looking west on Houston, where the Angelika is today. You can see across the street the construction for NYU's Cole center. That used to be a big, vacant sandlot where my friends and I played baseball. We hated NYU for building a big, beautiful athletic building that me and my friends weren't allowed to be a part of.
My early Tribeca memories are of riding my bike on the old elevated West Side Highway in the summer. I lived on Greenwich & Beach. We only lived on the 4th floor but had a clear view of the Colgate clock in NJ.
I could go on and on!