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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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  • Our last day in NY dedicated it to stroll in the Meatpacking District. From the hotel, he had planned to take a bus, but as it took, we continue walking and came up to the High Line, and from there to the meatpacking district. Very picturesque, with its red brick buildings, small restaurants, bars and the Chelsea Market. This in full renovation. Many buildings in the area are being refurbished.
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  • Nest to the high-line, The standard rooftop bar, Chelsea pears, Greenwich village, west village and Soho. u can spend a whole day down here and not see or do it all. In fact you can spend a week here ...  more »
  • the title says it all.. and why would you want to go here . well intact to smell horrible NYC smells, look at the street walkers and hang out at cafes.. actually the retail has become cool and the clu...  more »

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