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Meatpacking District

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Concentrated in a few blocks of what is essentially the West Village, between the Hudson River and 9th Avenue, from Little West 12th Street to about West 17th Street, the Meatpacking District used to be the center of the wholesale meat industry for New York City. Other than beloved meat purveyor Pat LaFrieda, though, there are few meat markets left in this now rather quaint, cobblestoned area—but it's definitely a metaphorical meat market at night, when the city's trendiest frequent the equally trendy restaurants and bars here. The area is also home to some of the city's trendiest retailers, with boutiques of fashion designers like Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney.

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