The NY Times has been given a thorough update on the design of the new Whitney Museum, to be built on Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District. In hard times for fundraising, the Whitney currently has an advantage with low building costs, and is rushing forward in their process to build the new museum. Renzo Piano, the architect of the new museum is altering the design of the building to cut costs, while trying to meet immense expectations left from the Whitney's original Madison Avenue building's design.
Article and slide show here.
Thursday, June 10th is the second annual benefit fundraiser to help aid young cancer patients enjoy their lives and future's.
Enjoy art by 35+ artists, free beverages, live music, and a raffle to help benefit a worthwhile cause. Located at 169 10th Avenue and 20th Street, right up 10th Avenue from the Meatpacking District.
For more info: ALT Foundation
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.
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.
The Anthropologie store in Chelsea Market is now open. We stopped by the opening party last week, and the store looks great. There's 2 floors of clothes and home-good, and you can enter the store from inside Chelsea Market or the corner of 15th St. and 9th Ave.
Racked gives and overview and has pictures here.
Photo courtesy of Refinery29.