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Gansevoort Market, New York City
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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  • This place is PERFECT for a larger group or for a couple who like different things to eat. I love that there is so much variety - AND it's New York's greatest street food in one location. We had a few tacos, which were OUTSTANDING and a rice bowl. This is def worth checking out!
  • awesome new market with lots of great food choices. i tried BurgerInc and it was great. gotta come back and get some taco's donuts and big gay ice cream
  • I was sad when they moved from the old location, but most of your favorites made the trip (including mine, Luke's Lobster). Long and narrow, there are now bathrooms in the back, clearer sight lines, and what feels like more seating options. I prefer Gansevoort to Chelsea as they tend to have more food options and slightly fewer crowds.
  • 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.
  • Nice dining area and wasn't too crowded. Good for trying a bunch of eats within current food trends, but expect to pay a decent amount for your meal.