The Meatpacking District is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan that runs roughly from West 14th Street south to Horatio Street, and from the Hudson River east to Hudson Street, although recently it is sometimes considered to have extended north to West 17th Street and east to Eighth Avenue.Make District M a centerpiece of your New York City vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our New York City trip planner.
Pre-colonialA Native American trading station called "Sapohanikan" was on the riverbank, which, accounting for landfill, was located about where Gansevoort Street meets Washington Street today. The footpath that led from Sapohanikan inland to the east became the foundation for Gansevoort Street, which by accident or design aligns, within one degree, to the spring and autumnal equinoxes. In recognition of this history, petitions were made to call the 14th Street Park "Saphohanikan Park" although it appears no formal recognition was given.
Initial developmentThe earliest development of the area now known as the Meatpacking District came in the mid-19th century. Before that it was the location of Fort Gansevoort and of the upper extension of Greenwich Village, which had been a vacation spot until overtaken by the northward movement of New York City. The irregular street patterns in the area resulted from the clash of the Greenwich Village street system with that of the Commissioners' Plan of 1811, which sought to impose a regular grid on the undeveloped part of Manhattan island.
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I was in the city and decided to stop in to meet a friend for a drink. Upon my arrival Elias was very friendly and sat us in a very quaint and cozy location of the bar. Jarret was very attentive to..... more »
Awesome place, tasteful drink and great service by Amanda and Alan!! Came upon here while i was waiting for my friends who are always late, when getting together. It was a little crowded but they... more »
Fast and friendly service, nice selection and deliciously crafted cocktails. Centrally located. District M is a great place to grab a drink before/after a show.
Friendly staff and good pizza/drinks!
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