Check out New York Magazine's photo gallery and overview of Design Week-- including many of the exhibits we hosted here in the MPD. New York Design Week occurs the 2nd week every May, during the ICFF at the Jacob Javits Center.
Earlier this month, Forbes published an article on the EMM Group, who operate Tenjune, Abe & Arthurs, and SL in the Meatpacking District. They have been extremely successful so far and are continuing to expand their empire. If you can get Forbes to endorse your success, I'd say you've made it; congrats to the EMM Group. Check out the article here.
Image courtesy of Brian Maranan Pineda for Forbes Magazine.
The ICFF and Design Week is upon us, with the Meatpacking Design 2010 events starting Thursday May 13th.
Enjoy design installations, cocktail parties, product launches, and more throughout the weekend. Be sure to check out our must see events, and get info on all installations and events happening in the neighborhood here.
Check out the MPD's own Michael Angelo's photos on display at the 401 Gallery:
MARK SELIGER’S 401 PROJECTS to present
photographer and beauty industry expert
MICHAEL ANGELO’s “THE LIPSTICK PORTRAITS”
a photo exhibition featuring influential personalities in fashion, film, and philanthropy
to benefit THE SOMALY MAM FOUNDATION
on view May 8 through May 23, 2010, Tuesday through Sunday, 12 to 6 PM
"When they first arrive they don't feel like children. If they were in a brothel they had to have a lot of
make-up on. When you take all of the make-up off they smile. They become children again."
The 401 Gallery is located at 401 West Street in Manhattan and is open Tuesday - Sunday, 12-6pm.
The Old Homestead, which has been open since 1868, has done a little research and figured out that they are expecting to serve their 10 millionth customer within 2 weeks from now. If you happen to be the 10 millionth customer, the restaurant will serve you a free dinner every week for free. NY Post gives details here.
A little MPD history for a change- a couple months ago, Core77 posted this short article on why there are so many cobble stones in New York.
And everyone knows, the Meatpacking District has no shortage of cobblestones. In the 1600-1800's, America was sending lots of resources and goods to Europe on ships that were leaving New York harbors, while Europe wasn't sending anything back. The boats had to be weighted down, so they sent heavy and easy to produce cobblestones on the trips back to America. And today, you can still see the streets of the MPD, Tribeca, and other neighborhoods lined with these old stones.
Image courtesy of Herman Yung.
Starting to get ready for fall's fashion week, Milk Studio's has posted this amazing video recapping what happened during the Mac & Milk fashion initiatives in February. IMW also gives the current update on fashion week here.