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Volume 79, Number 8 | July 29 - August 4, 2009
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933

The Meat Market
A special Villager supplement

Villager photos by Milo Hess

Watermelon, engineer caps:High times by the High Line

The recent High Line Festival saw thousands of people flock to the newly opened elevated park, which bisects the Meat Market, running down to Gansevoort St. between Washington and West Sts. Annie Washburn, executive director of the Meatpacking District Initiative, said she and others were serving up slices of watermelon almost faster than they could cut them for the droves of parkgoers. Above, a historic photo helped recall for parkgoers the days not so long ago when the High Line was still a functioning freight railway bringing trainloads of all manner of meat and fowl to the Meat Market.

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