Playing mantis made it to WSJ list of notable stops and shops

In New York’s Priciest ZIP, Converted Lofts and Glitzy Condos Command Multimillion-Dollar Price Tags
Old meets new in 10013, which is home to the city’s most expensive residential real estate

Playing Mantis
Catering to Tribeca’s family-friendly atmosphere, this children’s shop was founded by Imelda McCain in 2006. It sells handmade toys and playthings from around the world made from wood and recycled materials.

The priciest New York City residential real estate as ranked by median listing price is in downtown Manhattan’s 10013 ZIP Code, according to (News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, also operates under license from the National Association of Realtors.) While the 0.55 square mile ZIP Code covers several neighborhoods—it touches parts of SoHo and Chinatown and encompasses Little Italy—it’s largely synonymous with Tribeca, located on the city’s west side along the Hudson River. Tribeca, characterized by cobblestone streets, is known for its old industrial buildings that have been converted into large, hip residential lofts that can accommodate growing families. The enclave’s appeal rests not only in its mellow neighborhood vibe but also in its access to waterfront living, green spaces and great schools in the area.

The population of the 10013 ZIP Code is 29,563, according to census data.

Advice for the buyer
Many Tribeca buildings have architectural significance and feature original elements such as cast iron columns, wood beams and distressed hardwood floors. “Take these elements and throw in high-end appliances and marble kitchens and bathrooms, and you get the best of all worlds,” says Danny Davis, a real-estate agent in Corcoran’s SoHo office. Mr. Davis notes that while 10013 is known for its warehouse conversions with ample square footage, the ZIP Code also has fully amenitized high-rises such as 56 Leonard, designed by internationally recognized architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron.