Cobblestone streets, designer stores and authentic industrial reformed architecture are a few aspects of this neighborhood that make it a popular spot for New Yorkers. Its constantly shifting and upcoming restaurant scene is also a great perk.
The Meatpacking District is one of Manhattan’s most up and coming neighborhoods. Its origins began as a slaughterhouse district, hence where the name Meatpacking originates. The neighborhood has become a place to go-to for high quality nightclubs and eloquent restaurants, as well as many haute-gamme restaurants. The Meatpacking District is often easily recognized for its cobbled streets and unique architecture as well as the neighborhood that houses the infamous Whitney Museum and the edge of the High-line park.
The high-line diverges between the Meatpacking district and the Chelsea Neighborhood. The High-line itself was originally a train track running from 34th street near Pennsylvania station to Gansevoort street. In 2009, the abandoned train track was given a new use as a rehabilitated park by New York locals and has since been of remarkable popularity to tourists as well as New Yorkers. The High-line is a constant center for events and art exhibitions as well as film showings (from tango and samba classes during the summer to film viewings by the water, there is a constant influx of events happening on the high-line).
The amazing Meatpacking District offers plenty of amazing culinary experiences, but of all the cuisines you can experience and enjoy, the primary two places you should definitely visit are the Gansevoort Market and the Chelsea Market.
The Gansevoort Market originated in 1884 and was one of the first markets in the New York area. Today, the Gansevoort Market remains one of the most popular markets that Manhattan has to offer as well as one of the trendiest. Since the Gansevoort market is open from 7:00AM to 21:00PM every day, it’s easy to spend plenty of time there and to visit all the amazing vendors that they host. Another market that is very similar yet has its own identity and ambiance is the Chelsea Market. Originated and now present in the old Nabisco warehouse space, the Chelsea Market is comprised of over 40 food vendors as well as pop-up stores, barbershops and fashion retailers – whats not to like! It is also home to the Youtube Headquarters and several Google offices!