GO WEST: THE NEW MEATPACKING DISTRICT
October 15, 2015
THE NEW MEATPACKING DISTRICT
This July Theory kicks off a dedicated arts and culture series showcasing the places, things and ideas we love. First up: the Meatpacking District. Long synonymous with high-octane nightclubs, glamour and food, the neighborhood (named after its primary source of activity in the 1970s) has all but transformed into the city’s most innovative intersection of art and technology. Below, top reasons we love the District and why everybody is talking about it again.
THE NEW WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Designed by Renzo Piano, the new Whitney Museum of American Art features over 50,000 sq. feet of gallery space including a dramatic cantilevered outdoor plaza-one of the most spectacular additions to West Manhattan’s skyline in years.
Old meets modern New York in this eclectic, communal space (52 Gansevoort Street), where you can now sample New York’s finest eats and more while taking a breather from shopping.
Thanks in large part to the Whitney Museum and increasingly popular Chelsea Market, more and more visitors are flocking to the Meatpacking District. Pull up a chair along 9th Avenue and take in the best street style north of SoHo right here.
THE HIGH LINE
Although this elevated greenway is more than five years old, its views overlooking the Hudson River never lose their charm. Be sure to walk, stroll or jog up the 1.45-mile long stretch up to 34th Street at least once.