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Meatpacking District

The Meatpacking Districts draws boasts a glamorous nightlife patronized by trendy crowds.

An Industrial Area Transformed into the Home of Chic Hotels, Shops and Bistros

It wasn't so long ago that the Meatpacking District was literally home to meatpackers. Those spaces now house designer shops and trendy restaurants, as well as luxury hotels.

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At a Glance

  • Namesake: A street and several landmarks here were named after Peter Gansevoort, a Revolutionary War general.
  • Big screen: Scenes from the films Fatal Attraction and The Hours were shot here.
  • Sweet treat: The Oreo cookie was invented and produced at the former Nabisco factory on 16th Street.

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About Meatpacking District

By turns the site of a fort, farmers' market, transsexual cruising ground, gay sex club hub, district for high-end designer boutiques, restaurants and hotels, and oh, yeah, the center of the meatpacking trade, the Meatpacking District is loosely defined as the swath between Gansevoort Street and 16th Street, from the Hudson River to Hudson Street. The A, C, E to 14th Street and the L to Eighth Avenue take subway riders to its northern edge. The High Line, elevated train tracks that were revamped Read More [+]

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