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Meatpacking District, New York City

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Hip bars, restaurants, and boutique clothing shops dominate this reinvigorated historic neighborhood known as Meatpacking District. Officially called Gansevoort Market, the district formerly housed most of the city's meat distribution companies, but regrowth has made it one of the trendiest areas in the Big Apple. During the day visit exclusive boutique clothing stores, and at night visit the district's restaurants and clubs, keeping an eye out for celebrities. In this area you'll find the Ground Zero Museum Workshop, which exists to aid in the understanding of what happened during the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. The district is also home to the High Line, a park built on a raised railway line, which sits 11 m (35 ft) above the street. Meatpacking District is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, New York City Edition.
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  • When I first started coming to the Meatpacking District, it was full of hookers, drug addicts, meat packers, food distributors and lower middle-class housing. Today, it's high-end all the way, from tr...  more »
  • There are some tell tale signs of "the old days" with the au currant shops and restaurants. Spice Market restaurant in my opinion is all hype with less than average portions and very pricey at that. W...  more »
  • Good place to hang out with some friends. Plenty of good eats, good spots for a drink or just a good place to take a walk in a historic part of NYC!  more »