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“Fascinating to Inspect the Old Meatpacking Buildings from the High Line”

Meatpacking District
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Small Group New York Meatpacking District Chelsea Market and The Highline...
Ranked #80 of 1,151 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: Located on the outskirts of the West Village, this area is becoming more upscale and gentrified.
Reviewed April 20, 2014

The Meatpacking District, on Manhattan's lower west side above Greenwich Village (the "West Village") & below Chelsea, is really what is implied by the name - it used to be an unsavory mix of malodorous slaughterhouses & transgender prostitutes; but more recently it has changed a lot. Only about one tenth of the meatpacking establishments still exist today, to say nothing of the prostitutes; it is perfectly safe these days. But while walking the streets is pleasant, as anywhere in Manhattan, the one world-class sight is the High Line (see that review), a converted elevated freight railroad line, whose southern end is at Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District. There are also lovely views of the Hudson River from the High - which is, without exaggeration, one of New York's top ten attractions. As everywhere in this city, it is recommended to bring a copy of the architectural guidebook AIA GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY.

6  Thank Dave S
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We walked the high line down to the meat packing district, had breakfast at The Standard Grill which was fabulous, the bright sunshine made thus one if the best mornings of our trip as so chilled, lively to walk through the streets and explore, really felt like a different New York and a place which we would return to, a real relaxed and village feel about the place. Well worth a trip to and easy to get to on the subway if you don't feel like the walk.

2  Thank Esther M
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Tip 1: A complete rip-off. I have to say everything sold in this premise is overpriced. Boutiques are selling $20 for a pair of undies and a made in china teeshirt for $100. I suppose half of the tripadvisors are budget travellers who just wants to see the world as much as you can. It is just not worth spending $50 for a meal!

Tip 2: Prepare to pay $10 for a small bowl of salad, $20 for a drink and you will have a tough time looking for some decent cheap food.

Tip 3: Meatpacking District seems like more of a chill out place for youngsters and hippies. If you are a budget traveller, then dont worry about spending your entire afternoon there.

Tip 4: What my friend and i did was we walked towards the street carts parked on the streets for lunch. We both bought a $6 falafel and lamb over rice and it filled us up for the whole afternoon. I personally feel that you can visit this area just for an eye-opening experience but in terms of spending your lunch money there, it is just not worth it. Same goes to Chelsea Market, price of food is ridiculous and way too ex. Search for the nearest street cart when you are out and about. It will help you save a lot on expenses.

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Reviewed November 28, 2013

If you don't wanna get bored while in New York, that's the place to be, Chelsea market offers you everything from clothing shops, to a number a places to eat, the district has alsogreat restaurants and pubs offering from up beat to mellow music. The place to be !!

2  Thank mitou2013
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

very cool place to visit and go out. many different restaurants.
not the greatest looking area, but worth a visit

1  Thank F S
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