THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
“If you had said twenty years ago, ‘you know the meatpacking district is going to be a cultural hub,’” Council Speaker Christine Quinn said in a short documentary on the neighborhood, “People would have looked at you like you were in some sort of beef-induced overdose haze and you had lost your mind.”
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A local developer is going forward with plans to build a 34-story, 170,000-square-foot luxury hotel designed by the famed French architect Jean Nouvel in the meatpacking district-after a two-year-long battle with neighborhood activists who sought to have the plan scrapped.
Developer Stephen Touhey told The Observer that the hotel, at Washington Street and West 13th Read More
The dirty battle between models and meatpackers for that gritty quadrangle just north of the West Village known as the meatpacking district has heated up. For a long time, the two populations were mostly content to coexist-the meatpackers working in the streets by day, the models slinking into the hip bistros and velvet-rope lounges by Read More