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The Meatpacking District, officially named Gansevoort Market, is a neighborhood which lies north of the Far West Village and south of Chelsea.

Originally named for revolutionary war hero, Peter Gansevoort, the area was, for decades, the center for New York City's slaughter and meatpacking industry.

Beginning in the early 1990s, the Meatpacking District went through a formidable transformation; today, high-end clothing stores and restaurants together with trendy bars...
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