The Meatpacking District, a small neighborhood nested in the midst of New York City’s West Village and Chelsea and bordered on the West by the Hudson River, is an area that has undergone a huge amount of development and reorganization to make it as bustling and affluent as it is today. Once an eyesore of the Lower West Side, the Meatpacking District is now home to high-end shops, restaurants, and hotels, all in the same historic buildings which used to hold the slaughterhouses from which the area derives its name. The High Line and Chelsea Market make their homes within the boundaries of the Meatpacking District and act as additional areas of tourist attractions for the town. The Meatpacking District is known for its exclusive and raucous nightlife, catering to an elite, well-to-do crowd that enjoys bottle service and attractive servers. The Meatpacking Business Improvement District (officially known as the Meatpacking District Improvement Association) has worked hard to retain a large amount of the area’s original buildings, landmarks, marketplaces, and trademark culture (whilst gladly getting rid of the smell of decaying meat!) in order to preserve the roots of the neighborhood.
Enjoy getting to know the eclectic, one-of-a-kind neighborhood that is the Meatpacking District!
“A Bit About Us.” Meatpacking District Improvement Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2013.