About the Tour
Explore this iconic and historic neighborhood located on the far west side of Manhattan, bordered by Chelsea to the north and the West Village to the south. In the last 20 years, fashion and graphic designers, architects, artists, restaurateurs, world-renowned stylists and corporate headquarters have moved in alongside existing meatpacking plants. Walk through the neighborhood and you’ll see high heels straddle the Belgian block stone streets, historical architecture with contemporary structures being built above, and you’ll observe the grit of an industrial backbone and the chic of todays industry.
About the Tour Leader
Laurence Frommer is a self described “free-range urbanist “ with a background in urban planning, urban history and the arts. His work has engaged many subjects as diverse as: the future of infrastructure investment, zoning reform, urban design, the post 9/11 planning process, and the leveraging of the arts for economic vitality.