A Bit About Us
Welcome to the quintessential 24-hour neighborhood.
The Meatpacking District is a 20 square block, 24-hour neighborhood on the West Side of Manhattan, flanked by Chelsea Market to the north and Horatio Street to the south.
Fashion and graphic designers, architects, artists and creative industry corporate headquarters have moved in alongside meatpacking plants, creating a destination known for cutting edge fashion, design, food, and culture. The Meatpacking District is an epicenter of activity; with a wide range of restaurants and nightlife venues, people seeking quality food, music and atmosphere flock to the neighborhood. Yet the area retains its character; historically through its architecture and cobble stone streets, and generally, with its eclectic mix of businesses and a nearby community of active residents and visitors from every community in New York City and the around world.
Amongst the greatest changes in recent history was the establishment of the world renowned High Line. The High Line’s arrival brought a whole new amenity to the neighborhood, where visitors are able to walk on this“park in the sky” from Gansevoort Street through the Meatpacking District and further north, and with the park’s arrival and success, a whole new cadre of visitors from the around the world have descended upon our neighborhood. Top-tier hotels like the Standard and the Gansevoort have risen to serve this new clientele, keeping the foot traffic near, while our stores, restaurants, bars and boutiques keep them occupied, sated and engaged.
Soon, the Meatpacking District will also be home to the Whitney Museum, one of the City’s most well respected art institutions. With the groundbreaking of the Whitney slated for late May of this year, and its anticipated opening in 2015, we expect the neighborhood to grow into an even livelier destination and a more established cultural hub. This Spring we also welcome the new Dream Downtown, a destination hotel on 16th Street and 9th Avenue. We are a community and we are working together to take the Meatpacking District to the next level, all the while honoring and making history.
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