The closest thing to meatpacking in this no-longer-industrial neighborhood are the throngs of beautiful people packed into its glamorous, trendy lounges and meat-market nightclubs. The area’s factories and plants have long since been transformed into designer boutiques, renowned restaurants, and luxury residences.
Right on the Hudson River and smack between the quieter charms of Chelsea and the West Village, the Meatpacking District is perfect for hip residents who want their neighborhood to be as stylish as they are. By day, tourists flock to the cobblestone streets for high-end shopping, access to the High Line, and exclusive hotels. Locals get to enjoy all those amusements and gorgeous views of the water and city from their sleek residences.
For those who want a high-octane, high-fashion, nightlife-driven quintessential Manhattan lifestyle, it doesn’t get any better than the Meatpacking District.
A year-round outdoor beer garden situated beneath the High Line Park, this see-and-be-seen spot in the Meatpacking outpost of the trendy Standard Hotel is great for cold beers, German food, and beautiful people watching.The Standard Biergarten
This meticulously curated palace of high fashion is perhaps the most emblematic of the Meatpacking’s glamorous boutiques. Equal parts clothing store and museum, fans of fashion can’t miss perusing its luxurious wares.Jeffrey NYC
The Meatpacking’s outpost of this luxury lingerie company is nestled in an exquisitely designed boutique, all curved and undulating walls, hidden compartments, and dim lighting, with the interior design of the store perfectly echoing its decadent wares.La Perla
The Whitney, a trend-making museum of American art from primarily the 20th and 21st centuries, was located on the Upper East Side from 1966 until 2014, when it moved to Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District. Every two years, the famed Whitney Biennial art exhibition introduces the art world’s future stars to the scene.Whitney