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The Meatpacking District is an epicenter of activity; with a wide range of restaurants and nightlife venues, people seeking quality experiences and atmosphere flock to the neighborhood. A 24-hour neighborhood located on the far west side of Manhattan, bordered by Chelsea to the north and the West Village to the south.
In the last 20 years, fashion and graphic designers, architects, artists, restaurateurs, world-renowned stylists and corporate headquarters have moved in alongside existing meatpacking plants. This has created an incredibly interesting and diverse dynamic that is fitting, given all of the inherent contrasts of the area.
Walk through the neighborhood and you’ll see high heels straddle the Belgian block stone streets, historical architecture with contemporary structures being built above, and you’ll observe the grit of an industrial backbone and the chic of todays industry.
Despite all the change, the area retains its character; historically through its architecture and cobble stone streets, and generally, with its eclectic mix of businesses and a nearby community of active residents and visitors from every community in New York City and around the world.