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Meatpacking District, New York


The Meatpacking District, officially known as Gansevoort Market, was home to 250 slaughterhouses and packing plants, but by the 1980s, it had also become known as a center for drug dealing and prostitution, particularly transsexuals.
Beginning in the late 1990s, the Meatpacking District went through a transformation. High-end boutiques such as Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, restaurants such as Pastis and Buddha Bar, and nightclubs, all have recently opened in order to cater to young professionals and hipsters. In 2004, New York magazine called the Meatpacking District "New York’s most fashionable neighborhood".
By 2003, only 35 of the 250 slaughterhouses and packing plants present a century earlier remained in the area.

Clean renovated housefronts, a sign of gentrification
row and face

meatpacking church
ads spreading all over the buildings
meatpacking billboard


one of the original butchers streets with its warehouses
meatpacking row

meatpacking row

meatpacking row
the door to a restaurant
cobblestones are still visible in many parts of the streets (spot the spoon in this one)
urban art is also very well represented in these streets

we even came across this piece by obey giant and the one in the other picture by WK interact; as some may remember I posted a piece about their Paris show at galerie Agnes B.
a restaurant named after a french river, also quite close to pastis restaurant... this area is really hip on frenchies
da bomb
space invader

a steakhouse, not an usual sight in this area
reconverted offices and storage spaces, transformed into hip lofts for the bemoneyed finance workers
the new one

down there, where food comes from

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