Meatpacking District, New York.
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Once an industrial ghost town, the Meatpacking District is now considered one of the hottest and most fashionable neighborhoods in New York.

Taking its name from the more than two hundred slaughterhouses that occupied its buildings in the early twentieth century, the area is now home to uber-exclusive clubs where the only things getting butchered are the droves of scene-seekers being cut from the lines at the velvet ropes. Models, A-listers, Wall Street hotshots, and their entourages of wannabes all flock to the Meatpacking District, as high-end nightspots, chic hotel bars, and super-trendy restaurants dominate the landscape.

During the day, stylish shoppers can peruse the formerly dingy warehouses that have since been reshaped into designer showrooms for the likes of Diane Von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, Trina Turk, Stella McCartney, and Christian Louboutin, all of whom have set up shop in this trendy quarter.

And tourists or locals in need of a break from the hustle and bustle can stroll up to The High Line, an elevated park that runs south from Chelsea, and hangs above the Meatpacking District’s cobblestone streets, snaking under the famous Standard Hotel, itself a beacon hovering over the chic neighborhood.

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