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The Meatpacking District, also known as Gansevoort Market, is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It runs roughly from West 15th Street south to Gansevoort Street, and from the Hudson River east to Hudson Street. For decades the Meatpacking District was, as its name suggests, a center of New York City's meatpacking industry, filled with warehouses, butchers and blue-collar workers. In recent years, it has been completely transformed and is today filled with trendy bars and restaurants catering to young professionals and "scenesters." In 2004, New York magazine called the Meatpacking District "New Yorks most fashionable neighborhood" [1]. Despite these changes, vestiges of the meatpacking industry remain. Visitors to Washington Street in the early morning hours will see active meat shipments from warehouses between the boutiques and cafes... more