Cobblestone streets and converted brick buildings lend the Meatpacking District an otherworldly ambiance at night, when this neighbourhood really comes alive. Short skirts mingle with heavily cologned shirts behind bouncers and velvet ropes to dance and drink until sunrise. By day, Meatpacking District’s myriad boutiques, galleries, and cafes merit exploration. It’s up to you whether or not they merit their price tags!See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
Night Owls and Party Animals
A brilliant location with easy access to Chelsea Market, The Highline Park, subway and no shortage of great eateries within a few minutes."
Visited in 2012
Still Stylish: Daytime Diversions
We really felt like locals, walking from bar to restaurant to bookshop to cafe to the river to the Highline Park. It was a really awesome point from which to base our New York experience."
Visited in 2011
Signature Style In the Meatpacking District
...the Meatpacking District of Manhattan [is] minutes walk to great restaurants, bars, shops and hotels. The area is very safe and is always full of taxis. It is less than five minute walk to the subway...The trains will take you all over Manhattan, Harlem, Brooklyn and Queens in a short time. The neighbourhood is a great place to visit and is right under Chelsea and right above The West Village."
Origins of the Meatpacking District
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specialises in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.
Born and raised in France, Julia Robbs now calls Brooklyn, NY home. She attended college in Chicago, then moved to Atlanta to study photography before recently settling in what she thinks is the world's best city, New York. She loves capturing quiet details and small moments through her photography, and enjoyed discovering the little nuances that make up each unique neighbourhood in NYC while shooting for Airbnb.