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.
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.