Meat Packing District

An upper extension of Greenwich Village, this is another historic area in lower Manhattan. In the mid-19th century, this was the location of Fort Gansevoort, and as descried by its name this was the farmers’ market), it was an open-air space for the buying and selling of local produce. By 1900, this area was full of slaughterhouses and packing plants. These activities started its decline in the 1960s with the advent of supermarkets which changed the distribution pattern for meat and dairy products. The area revolutionised over the years. Today, it is full of high-end shops, boutique hotels, fancy restaurants and nightclubs.