Manhattan Neighborhood Spotlight: The Meatpacking District

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The Meatpacking District :

Manhattan Neighborhood Spotlight


The Meatpacking District in New York City has established itself as one of downtown Manhattan's most exciting destinations. What was the center of the meatpacking industry in New York City, home to over 250 slaughterhouses in it's heyday in the early 1900s. The neighborhood went through a slow decline and eventual urban renewal to its present day status as one of Manhattan's most favored 24 hour neighborhoods.

The Meatpacking District runs from Horatio Street as it's southern boundary all the way up Chelsea Market on 16th Street and from the Hudson River on the West to Hudson Street and Ninth Avenue as its Eastern border.  



Meatpacking District Highline Park

One of the anchor attractions in the Meatpacking District undoubtedly has to be the HighLine Park.  What was an elevated train track that was used to transport the manufacturing goods of the district to other locations became an abandoned and overgrown eyesore, was meticulously restored and has become on the star attractions in all of downtown Manhattan.  Now stretching from Gansevoort Street all the way up to 30s in West Chelsea along 10th Avenue.  The High Line Park overlooks the Hudson River to the West and cuts through and underneath the hotels, condominiums, galleries, and historical architecture that make up West Chelsea.  Well maintained and heavily trafficked the High Line Park is a must see and for good reason, the views and ambiance make this a real gem of the neighborhood.


The other very notable attraction to the Meatpacking District has to be Chelsea Market.  What was the National Biscuit Company, the home of Oreo's, Fig Newtons, Saltines, and Vanilla Wafers, is now home to the Food Network, offices, shopping, and an eclectic mix of restaurants and food providers.  Walking through the ground floor of the Chelsea Market is a Must See if you are in the Meatpacking District.  Picking up a snack, small bite to eat, bottle of wine or sit down to an entertaining meal and people watch.  

The Meatpacking District became a historic district in 2003, becoming known as the Gansevoort Market Historic District as established by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.  What this did was make any type of new development extremely difficult to build in the neighborhood and it preserved the historic nature of the neighborhood.  A few years later the neighborhood was added to the National Registers of Historic Places.  


The neighborhood also developed its own website bringing awareness to neighborhood issues along with highlighting local events, attractions and developments.

The Meatpacking District has established itself as home to some of the hippest hotels in all of New York City.  You can count the Dream Hotel, the Standard Hotel, The Gansevoort Hotel and the Soho House all within its borders.  Along its cobblestone streets you will find boutique shopping, international cuisine, packed restaurants and a 24 hour atmosphere.

Finding an apartment in the Meatpacking District has never been easy and once the neighborhood become a protected district, development within its borders became next to impossible.  But what you will find are a number of buildings right along the edges of the Meatpacking District that have established themselves as some of the  best real estate for sale in all of downtown Manhattan.  Whether you are looking for a new construction condo for sale, a loft for sale or a simple pied a terre residence there is something for everyone.  Literally right next to the Meatpacking District is 350 West 14th Street, an elevator condominium building with very well priced condominium apartments.

If you are interested in apartments for sale near the Meatpacking District you can call us today at (917) 837-8869 for a complete list of condo buildings in the Meatpacking District.



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Morgan Evans is a Licensed Real Estate salesperson in Manhattan New York specialize in neighborhoods such as: Greenwich Village, Soho, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Chelsea, Midtown West, Midtown East, Nolita, Lower East side, Financial District in Manhattan. Morgan specialize in working with international buyer, high net worth buyers,  parents buying for children and investors buyers. Contact him today by calling (917)837-8869.
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John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Good afternoon Morgan -

When I read your title The Meatpacking District instantly the HBO show The Soprano's came to mind.  They used the meat packing industry on the show to well... Let's just say it was always interesting when they would head that way.  It was all TV and I like your details and description much better.

Apr 12, 2013 05:00 AM #1
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Hope you are having a wonderful week. Is Spring finally up there or are you also still having Winter???

Apr 12, 2013 06:15 AM #2
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Morgan, great post on another sector of Manhattan!     Next time I am in town, would like a tour!

Apr 13, 2013 01:51 AM #3
Renée Donohue
Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate - Las Vegas, NV
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The Meatpacking District in Manhattan is definitely rich with history! 

Apr 13, 2013 08:55 AM #4
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Morgan, Thanks for a very complete and comprehensive discussion of Meatpacking District. We will have to check out the HighLine Park and the Clelsea Market the next time we make to NYC. 

Apr 17, 2013 07:42 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Morgan - excellent introduction to the rich history and renaissance-like comeback of the Meatpacking District.  A great New York City neighborhood spotlight.   Definitely something to do and/or see  24 hours a day.  

Apr 19, 2013 08:08 PM #6
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Morgan, you and Eileen have worked hard, with many buyers and sellers.    This is another great option in the Manhattan market!

Apr 24, 2013 11:09 PM #7
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Contact Morgan Evans for all your Manhattan NY real estate needs (212) 321-7147. Keep up the good work! The meatpacking district sounds appealing.

Apr 24, 2013 11:41 PM #8
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