About the NeighborhoodIndustrious since the 1800s, this neighborhood above the West Village and below Chelsea is equally known for never-ending nightlife and continual reinvention. Meatpacking’s first spurt of gentrification came in the 1990s, followed by a 2000-era transformation courtesy of The High Line and loyal locals like Diane von Furstenberg—whose gleaming glass home, office and New York flagship are in one building on 14th and Washington. Meatpacking’s most recent boost owes to the Whitney Museum's relocation: the home of American art has moved to a graduated Renzo Piano-designed building at the foot of The High Line.
“There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.”
The area’s airy brick meatpacking plants now house boutiques, restaurants and bars.
The Whitney Museum’s downtown move is a major neighborhood coup.
A members’-only club for creatives on 9th Avenue.
Up-all-night dancing’s the specialty of clubs around Gansevoort Street.
The stylish Standard Hotel straddles the High Line.
A three-story glass staircase cuts through 14th Street’s Apple Store.
A cool mini department store with a DJ-spun soundtrack.
Hogs and Heifers is an all-walks-of-life kind of NYC bar.
Shops stocked with Theory, Catherine Malandrino and Louboutin are clustered around Gansevoort’s cobblestones.
Meatpacking’s maze of stone streets fill with revelers after dark.