Meatpacking District

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A contender for the most glamorous neighborhood in Manhattan, the Meatpacking District is known for its go-go nightlife and exclusive door policies, where sun-scorched insomniacs party in hot tubs while sipping fruity cocktails. But the neighborhood, which runs from Gansevoort Street to West 14th Street and from the Hudson River to Hudson Street, has plenty of cultural, outdoor and culinary pleasures, making it much more than a bacchanalian hub.

With that industrial history fading, the neighborhood's edge has been further transformed by an increasingly cohesive community and the must-see destinations that have emerged here. Family-run shops, grassroots activities and the City’s popular public park, the High Line, are drawing a new crowd of visitors, and the spring 2015 opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new location will only add to that.