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Gansevoort Market, New York City

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The Meatpacking District is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan that runs roughly from West 14th Street south to Gansevoort Street, and from the Hudson River east to Hudson Street, although recently it is sometimes considered to have extended north to West 16th Street and east beyond Hudson Street.HistoryPre-colonialA Native American trading station called "Sapohanikan" was on the riverbank, which, accounting for landfill, was located about where Gansevoort Street meets Washington Street today. The footpath that led from Sapohanikan inland to the east became the foundation for Gansevoort Street, which by accident or design aligns, within one degree, to the spring and autumnal equinoxes. In recognition of this history, petitions were made to call the 14th Street Park "Saphohanikan Park" although it appears no formal recognition was given.Initial developmentThe earliest development of the area now known as the Meatpacking District came in the mid-19th century. Before that it was the location of Fort Gansevoort and of the upper extension of Greenwich Village, which had been a vacation spot until overtaken by the northward movement of New York City. The irregular street patterns in the area resulted from the clash of the Greenwich Village street system with that of the Commissioners' Plan of 1811, which sought to impose a regular grid on the undeveloped part of Manhattan island.
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  • Not impressed. Walked around and nothing looks too healthy or worth a try. Had the Peruvian Ceviche, and, although it tasted good, Ceviche is supposed to marinate in the lemon overnight so that the acid 'cooks' it, while here it was thrown together instantly. Also, although I paid full price as if I had an entire meal, the portion was barely an appetizer - I was still hungry afterwards. That says alot considering I get full easily. I might venture back to see if I can manipulate items on one of the stands menus to get something healthy and delicious, but only if I have lots of time and nothing better to do.
  • Saw this on Rachel Ray show and she always grantees best food and price. The most expensive food there is $14. In the show, you can see the food is delicious! Particularly the crepes. Enjoy! The Jane Hotel a night is $79 a night.
  • I'm giving it 5 because it was a cool place with food from many different ethnicities and varieties. From seafood to Asian to Spanish to Colombian to vegan, this place had it...including pizza-regular and funky. The atmosphere was rad, very Cali like with open roof. Wonder how it transforms in the winter... Go for the pizza or something different. We had a Spanish tortilla but I was not impressed too much but the vibe was good so it was fine and exotic.
  • This is a difficult review, but food poisoning isn't to be taken lightly. I went to the G'Market a week ago with a group of friends. We all got sick afterward. The culprit was apparently the ceviche from the Peruvian Market - advertised as "raw food". I mailed the G'Market management and got "Very sorry about that...will pass the information on to the owners of the Peruvian booth". I heard nothing back. Followed up with another mail to the management suggesting a refund was appropriate (the ceviche was expensive) and got no reply. IF m'gmnt did give my contact info to the booth, it didn't merit a reply. So, beware. To be sure, there are many good and responsible vendors at the market. But based on our experience if you get sick you're on your own. We will not be going back. Followup: Got a reply from the owner of the Peruvian Market. Very apologetic. Denied any possibility his stand was the source of the poisoning. That means our problem came from gelato, a cookie, or a slice of pizza? Highly unlikely...
  • Avant garde Meatpacking District now boasts its Gansevoort Market, which is also called by locals the “little Chelsea Market”. Only a few blocks away, it is a more intimate, less crowded and touristy, but equally fun and interesting place. Based on the same concept of street food and local produce, it has a great chilled vibe to it. After walking the High Line this is the perfect place to stop and grab a quick bite to eat. There are so many options, it’s impossible not to find something you’re in the mood for. Plus, there is a really cute seating area in the back. If the weather is nice take your food and eat it at the outdoor tables and chairs in the square down Gansevoort Street.
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