Meatpacking District: a neighborhood frowned upon in the past, but popular today
Meatpacking District has become a trendy and trendy neighborhood from 2004. But in the past, this district was frowned upon and between the 1960s and 1980s, it was also ill-regarded. At the time he was a industrial district, little frequented and where drug trafficking took place. But from the 1990s, the Meatpacking District began to change and transform: the first nightclubs and shops began to take hold. These new establishments have thus created a new atmosphere and today, the Meatpacking District is the neighborhood in New York to visit, especially for people who are passionate about fashion and who love lively nights!
What to do in Meatpacking District?
Taking a short stroll in the Meatpacking District is therefore a must when going to New York. You will find many points of interest there and you can choose from a multitude of restaurants to eat. And if you like lively parties, Meatpacking District will please you, because here the nightlife is very lively! Between bars, restaurants and nightclubs, everything comes together to party and have fun.
In Meatpacking District, you won't have time to get bored! Here is an overview of the unmissable places in this district.
Take a walk on the High Line
Meatpacking District's most iconic site is undoubtedly the Highline. This park is a former railway line that has become a green promenade very popular with locals and tourists. Long 2.3 kilometers, the High Line offers a magnificent view of the city, but not only! During your walk, you can also bird watching, contemplate beautiful flowers et sunbathing if he is there. On the High Line, deckchairs have been installed to relax you and if you wish, take your picnic! It's very nice !
A word of advice: try to walk on the High Line at sunset; the colors are splendid!
Discovering the High Line is therefore an activity to do during your visit to the Meatpacking District and in order to prepare your trip, here is all the information on this famous green promenade.
Visit the Whitney Museum of American Art
Located at the foot of the High Line (south entrance), the Whitney Museum of American Art was created in 1931 and it is a museum dedicated to American art. Here, more than 21 works belonging to the 000th and XNUMXst centuries are exhibited: sculptures, paintings… all types of media are represented.
The Whitney Museum of American Art consists of eight floors and from its terraces, you can enjoy a nice view of the neighborhood and you will also see some monuments such as the Empire State Building. Chairs are also installed to rest for a while.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is therefore a Museum of Modern Art interesting and all its infrastructures such as the terraces make the visit very pleasant.
Discover the Ground Zero Museum Workshop
At the heart of the Meatpacking District, is also the Ground Zero Museum Workshop, a place rich in emotion where you can see objects and photos of the attacks of September 11, 2001.
The full address of the Ground Zero Museum Workshop is: 420 W 14th St fl 2, New York, NY 10014.
Stroll on Washington Street
If you like shopping, I suggest you go to Washington Street, a street where luxury and traditional shops are established.
Among the shops in the area, you can enter AllSaints (415 W 13th St, New York, NY 10014) which carries all kinds of clothing and leather jackets or at Tory Burch where high-end clothing, accessories and shoes for women are offered.
Meatpacking District: the best restaurants for dining
In this district, there is no shortage of restaurants. You will therefore have the choice and according to your desires and preferences, you will surely find the restaurant you need. You will be able to enjoy the Chelsea Market, the former The National Biscuit Company cookie factory. This covered market is very busy and today it houses many stalls offering all kinds of products. In addition to buying, you can also eat there. So, if you like fish and seafood, I can only advise you The Lobster Place that serves exquisite lobster!
For a little sweet break, I'll meet you at Eleni's where delicious cookies and cupcakes are offered. Otherwise, at Amy’s Bread, you will be spoiled for choice: pastries, cereals, cakes ...
If you want to know more about the Chelsea Market and the different stores open, read our dedicated article.
wrestling is another restaurant in the Meatpacking District which offers all kinds of products: fish, seafood, tartars, but also sushi. In addition to its delicious food, Catch is also nicely decorated with highlighted bricks. This restaurant is located at number 21, 9th avenue.
The Standard Grill (848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014) is another interesting restaurant. The menu is varied, the dishes good and the portions correct. During the summer you can enjoy the terrace. She is very pleasant; you can watch the streets of New York while sipping your drink and soaking up the sun.
And if you like Mexican food, go to Dos Caminos at 675 Hudson Street. This restaurant is famous in New York and this is not without reason: the dishes are tasty and the atmosphere is very warm. Personally, I find their guacamole delicious and very tasty.
Where is Meatpacking District located?
As mentioned in the introduction, Meatpacking District is located in Manhattan. It stretches from the Hudson River to Hudson Street and from 14th Street to Gansevoort Street. The map below will help you to better locate it:
Meatpacking District is a popular New York neighborhood with a concentration of interesting places to discover. If during the day you can enjoy restaurants, museums or the High Line, at nightfall, the Meatpacking District becomes a lively and festive district!
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