Originally a busy outdoor food market called the Gansevoort Market, the Meatpacking District eventually grew to become the center of meat distribution for the city. While its traditional borders run from West 14th Street South to Gansevoort Street and from Hudson River East to Hudson Street, the neighborhood has been gradually expanding since the late 1990s, when a place that used to be considered rather shady, began to experience a revitalization.
In the last decade, most of the warehouses have been converted into world class galleries, showrooms, boutiques, clubs and high-end restaurants. The once entirely industrial area offers large, loft spaces perfect for hosting NYC's world-class style, which has flamboyantly arrived to a seemingly unlikely destination.
By day you can visit the numerous salons, galleries and restaurants and by night you can feast on designer vittles if you are lucky enough to get a reservation, and dance and drink with the NYC trendsetters. The Meatpacking District went from an undesirable location to being named “New York’s Most Fashionable Neighborhood” by New York Magazine in 2004.