Living in the Meatpacking District neighborhood of Manhattan


In recent years, Meatpacking District apartments have been some of the most sought-after places to live in Manhattan.

 

This neighborhood was once the largest center of beef production in the country --and then, as late as the 1980s, a slightly grim section of town where late at night you could buy just about anything. These days, the neighborhood is not only an officially designated Historic Landmark, but also one of the hottest locations to find trendy NY apartments.

 

The Meatpacking District is bounded by West 15th, Hudson Street, Gansevoort Street and the Hudson River.  The area has seen an extraordinary infusion in the last 20 years of upscale clubs, restaurants, boutiques, hotels and starchiest-designed high rises, including buildings by Richard Meier, Frank Gehry and Renzo Piano.

 

But perhaps the most exciting new development for Meatpacking District apartment dwellers was the opening of the High Line Park in the summer of 2009, a beautifully-designed promenade built upon the long-abandoned elevated railway that instantly transformed a neighborhood eyesore into one of New York City's favorite attractions for tourists and locals alike.

 

Those living in apartments also enjoy some of New York's most sought-after shopping, dining and nightlife, highlighted by stores from Diane von Furstenberg, Stella McCartney and Balenciaga, restaurants such as Pastis and Scarpetta, and clubs like Cielo and Tenjune that pack in the beautiful people, night after night. Other popular hotspots include the bar Plunge at the Gansevoort, as well as the restaurant and biergarten at one of New York's trendiest new hotels, The Standard.

 

Meatpacking District real estate, with its renovated old brick buildings oozing charm and modern rentals continues to lure more and more apartment seekers to the area, in order to become part of a unique Manhattan neighborhood, both historic and cutting-edge.


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