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New York City - Video tour of the Meatpacking District, Manhattan (Part 2)

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Published on Nov 4, 2011

Hello and welcome for another video tour of a great New York neighborhood by New York Habitat ( http://www.nyhabitat.com ). Today's video will be the second video tour dedicated to the Meatpacking District, a small neighborhood in Manhattan, New York, one of New York's most fashionable neighborhoods! You can watch Part 1 of our Video Tour here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCLLwM...

Feel free to watch other great video tours of New York neighborhoods ( http://www.youtube.com/user/NewYorkHa... ), such as ChinaTown (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFOrTh...) or Financial District (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwx_lo...).

The Meatpacking District is bordered by west 14th street to the north, Gansevoort Street to the south, the Hudson River to the west and Hudson Street to the east. It is located between two other famous neighborhoods, Chelsea to the North and the West Village to the south.

In our first episode, we shared the history of the Meatpacking District, including its transformation in the 90s with the arrival of high end retailers. In this edition we will look at some other famous places as well as the shopping and dining options in the area.

Shopping Scene

On 14th Street you will find some of the most well-known international designers' stores including Diane von Furstenberg, Carlos Miele, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney. But there are also some retailers a bit outside the mainstream that you won't want to miss.

Vitra (29 9th Avenue)

If you are interested in seeing the modern classics as well as the new and innovative, check out the furniture store, Vitra.

If you are in the Meatpacking during the day, and you're exhausted from shopping, take a break and look inside some of the more popular art galleries in the district:

Wooster Projects (418 W. 15th St)

You'll find Wooster Projects, an unassuming gallery, on West 15th St. It a Museum Mile-quality collection, that intermittently displays works by such famed artists as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and David Hockney, among others.

Ground Zero Museum Workshop (420 West 14th Street)

Head over to Ground Zero Museum Workshop, known as the "Biggest LITTLE Museum in New York". Rare photos and artifacts collected during the recovery period at Ground Zero can be seen here.

Apartments in the West Village -- Meat Packing District Area

If you'd like to experience the Meatpacking District like a true local, you should rent a vacation rental or furnished apartment from New York Habitat. There's no better way to experience this city than to live in a real New York apartment.

For example we have this fully furnished 1-bedroom apartment (http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apa...) located right on the border of the Meatpacking District and Chelsea. The bedroom is furnished with a double sized bed and there is a queen sized futon in the living room for additional sleeping room. The kitchen is fully equipped, complete with the convenience of a dishwasher.

Another great choice is this fully furnished studio (http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apa...) also located just north of the Meatpacking District. This apartment provides for many different sleeping arrangements with a queen sized bed, double bed and a double sofa bed. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is television with cable channels, air conditioning, and the convenience of laundry access in the building.

You'll also want to go out in the Meatpacking to experience all that it has to offer. You're sure to have a good time in this high style neighborhood.

For a few great places to eat, check out these Meatpacking hotspots: Fig and Olive at 420 West 13th Street, Pastis at 9 9th Ave, Budda Bar at 25 Little West 12th Street, Macelleria at 48 Gansevoort Street.

And if you're looking for some bars and lounges, here are a few to get you started:
The Hotel Gansevoort Rooftop Bar/Lounge at 18 9th Avenue, at 13th Street, The Boom Boom Room in the Standard Hotel at 848 Washington St (at W. 13th St), The Standard Beer Garden - 848 Washington St (between Little W 12th St & 13th St).

The Meatpacking District is about 2 or 3 miles from Central Park, but if you're looking for a quick escape from the city, you'll find a small park at 14th St Park at 10th Avenue or the newly constructed High Line Park.

New York Habitat offers hundreds of apartments for rent in New York, including furnished apartments (http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apa... ) and vacation rentals (http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apa... ).

Also, be sure to check out our blog for more information about the Meatpacking District : http://www.nyhabitat.com/blog/2011/11...

Thanks for watching our New York Video tour and we hope to see you soon living in high style in the Meatpacking Packing District!

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