Join the Italian Trade Commission on Gansevoort Plaza in a celebration of Italian heritage and quality throughout the Meatpacking District. Stop by the welcome tent located on Gansevoort Plaza on June 15 or 16 from 5-8PM to get all the information on participating stores, restaurants, and their associated discounts or promotions as well as grab some light bites, beverages and the Shop Italy, NYC VIP shopping card!
Shop Italy, NYC is a month long series of events between June 15th and July 7th-- kicking off in the Meatpacking District. See the Fashion Italian Style website for more information.
Shop Italy, NYC - Meatpacking | Gansevoort Plaza
June 15-16 | 5-8 PM
Kheil's opened it's new shop in the Meatpacking District last Friday, located at 400 West 14th Street, right off of 9th Avenue. The small store features Kheil's full line of moisturizers, shampoos, face washes and more for men and women, as well as a communal table to sit and test them out. Check out images of the new store from Racked here.
Congratulations to Friends of the High Line, who opened the second section of the elevated High Line park yesterday, June 7th. The ribbon cutting ceremony included Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Speaker Christine Quinn, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, the Meatpacking District's Diane von Furstenberg and High Line co-founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond. The High Line park now stretches from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 30th Street in the Hudson Yards area.
The second section of the High Line park adds 4 access points, on-site artwork, new lookout points, seating areas, the "great lawn", new food vendors, and more. Additionally, at the end of the High Line is the "Rainbow City" art installation presented by AOl, which was featured last December at Miami Art Basel. Additionally, down the steps from the High Line on 30th Street is the new parking lot beer garden from Tom Colicchio, called "The Lot on Tap", set to open today June 8th and close on September 30th.
Honor, the new women's line designed by Giovanna Randall and located at 68 Gansevoort Street, has just began their summer sale on May 28th. The Honor Spring 2011 Collection will be available at a friends and family discount, featuring up to 50% off of select items. The sale will last for the month of June. Honor is open Monday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm and on Sunday 12pm - 6pm.
Congratulations to the Whitney Museum of American Art, for breaking ground this past Tuesday on the Gansevoort Street site of their new Museum, set to open in 2015. The Groundbreaking ceremony took place in a tent on the lot of which their new building will be built, and was attended by Mayor Bloomberg and the new building's architect Renzo Piano, along with many of the museums donors, including NYC socialites, celebrities, and art collectors. The ceremony concluded with a live art piece by the Elizabeth Streb dance company, which dumped dirt onto Elizabeth Streb, into which Mayor Bloomberg and museum's director dug shovels and posed for the classic groundbreaking photos. Check out more information on the new building and the ground breaking ceremony from The New York Observer here.