The Meatpacking District, once known as Gansevoort Market, is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It runs roughly from West 15th Street south to Gansevoort Street, and from the Hudson River east to Hudson Street.
For decades the Meatpacking District was a center for New York City's slaughter and meatpacking industry. Beginning in the early 1990s, the Meatpacking District went through a formidable transformation; today, high-end clothing stores and restaurants together with trendy bars cater to young professionals and "hipsters." This, coupled with still-active meatpacking companies in the area, contribute to the area's "gritty glam" appeal. In 2004, New York magazine called the Meatpacking District "New York's most fashionable neighborhood". The Meatpacking District was even used as the setting for a movie premiere in The Sopranos, where Carmela Soprano mentions how "trendy" it has become.
Despite these changes, vestiges of the meatpacking industry remain. Visitors to Washington Street in the early morning hours will see active meat shipments from warehouses between the boutiques and cafes.
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