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Ten years later: The Meatpacking District would have been minced meat without landmarking

Ten years later: The Meatpacking District would have been minced meat without landmarking

BY ANDREW BERMAN  |  Ten years ago this September, the Gansevoort Market Historic District was designated, granting landmark protections to about two-thirds of the Meatpacking District. The neighborhood has gone through an incredible amount of change during the past decade, but the type of change might have been completely different had it not been for read more here »

Development and dreams of

After a long, drawn-out construction process, 450 W. 14th St., a.k.a. The High Line Building, above, is reportedly enjoying 100 percent occupancy. The 11-story office building — rising above Diane von Furstenberg’s “jewel”-topped skylight — was developed by Charles Blaichman. Meanwhile, Novac Noury, the disco era’s Arrow Keyboard Man turned hopeful developer, is still searching read more here »

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The Meatpacking District is refashioning itself again

BY EILEEN STUKANE  |  The Meatpacking District is growing up. Right now, walking the cobblestone streets you can feel that the neighborhood is experiencing a moment in time. It’s still the chic, not-to-be-missed destination with visionary trendsetters like Jeffrey, the earliest pioneer on W. 14th St. in 1999, and Diane von Furstenberg, who established herself read more here »

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A hip and happening day in the life of The Standard

BY EILEEN STUKANE  |  The Standard has fashioned itself as a center of invention, a place to meet any mood any time. While 337 rooms on 18 floors make this free-standing, concrete-and-glass creation that reigns over the High Line a hotel, the Meatpacking District’s Standard at Washington and W. 13th Sts. (not to be confused read more here »

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Art is a part of the scene

Galleries are one of the uses that the new Meatpacking District has become known for. In the case of “Crazy 4 Cult NYC,” a recent show of artwork inspired by cult movies, like “Edward Scissorhands,” the gallery was actually a pop-up at 64 Gansevoort St., near Washington St. It was put on by Gallery 1988, read more here »

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With the Whitney, another transformation is on track

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  As the Whitney Museum’s new home is starting to rise at the High Line’s southern end, with completion slated for 2015, major changes are in store for the ever-evolving Meatpacking District. Lauren Danziger, executive director of the Meatpacking District Improvement Association, said she has been told the museum’s estimated visitor figures, read more here »

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