The Meatpacking District is one of Manhattan’s most glamorous neighborhoods. The area has come a long way from its slaughterhouse origins, transforming into a luxury destination filled with clubs, stylish restaurants and several of the City’s trendiest hotels. Lining the neighborhood’s historic cobblestone streets are upscale boutiques and salons, plus the newly relocated Whitney Museum of American Art and the High Line, an elevated park built on an former railway line.
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Past the high-end shops and sleek nightspots are public parks, history and a community-oriented neighborhood.
John Jobaggy of J.T. Jobaggy Inc. Meat Purveyors shows us around the neighborhood and talks about its history. Having once been focused on its eponymous industry, the Meatpacking District is now a shopping, dining and nightlife destination.
A former rail line through Chelsea is now one of the City’s most popular parks.
Half cozy French café, half rustic, ambiance-filled modern bistro, Bakehouse offers a selection of fresh-baked French pastries, breakfast snacks and coffee drinks in the morning, before switching over to a full menu of crowd-pleasing contemporary French favorites (like burgers, salad Nicoise and croque monsieur).
A clothing store so famously highbrow and exclusive that it was once the subject of a Saturday Night Live skit, Jeffrey stocks an expertly edited collection of men's and women's formal wear, casual wear and shoes, from designer labels like Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Jimmy Choo, Comme des Garçons, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Prada.
The design of Diane von Furstenberg's flagship store—a glass-fronted storefront with curving interiors—is a fitting showcase for her iconic wrap dress, which she debuted in the '70s and now revives every year in updated colors and prints.
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Escape from the hustle of Times Square on this guided, 2-hour, small-group walking tour around New York City. Visit the scenic, aerial greenway of the popular High Line, plus the trendy Meatpacking District and Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan. Soak up the atmosphere and learn about the history and culture of this area of the Big Apple — one of the most drastically changed areas in New York City today.
The High Line, an elevated freight rail line converted into a park, has become a classic New York City attraction. Couple it with Chelsea, the neighborhood it goes through, and you’ve got one action-packed and informative 2-hour guided tour. Get an insider’s tour of this area, complete with outstanding architecture, and get the lowdown on the trendy Meatpacking District as well.
Gain entry to the Whitney Museum of American Art, housed in a new building designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. Located in New York City's Meatpacking District and hugging High Line Park, the 220,000-square-foot museum boasts one of the best art collections in the United States, including pieces by Louise Bourgeois, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol, among others.
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This intimate, below-ground-level space is an art gallery with a mission—Underline is committed to exhibiting art at a variety of price points to make sure that it is accessible to everyone, from serious art collectors to art students.