Wednesday, May 21, 2008

MEATPACKING DISTRICT the quintessential 24-hour neighborhood

In 1884 the city of New York parted 2 acres of land to establish a bustling outdoor market called the Gansevoort Market, named after General Peter Gansevoort. In 1949 the Gansevoort Meat Center opened. Today, the Meatpacking District is a 20 square block, 24-hour neighborhood on the Westside of Manhattan, located between 15th and Horatio Streets, West of and including Hudson Street. Alongside the meatpacking plants, fashion designers, graphic designers, writers, architects, artists and photographers have created a destination for design, architecture, fashion, salons, fitness centers and luxury boutiques. Over 50 restaurants and nightlife clubs create that "up-all-night" vibe about the neighborhood.

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