In its time was a dangerous neighborhood by which they lived among industrial workers of butchers with traders used to make a living in a marginal world, so was the Meatpacking District neighborhood until that celebrities and luxury business decided to convert the area in the most fashion of the past time. In full Downtown, very close to the central business district, Soho, nestled between the West Village and Chelsea, this Meatpacking District between calles 12 and 14, between Seventh Avenue and the Hudson River. In 1985 he opened the restaurant Florent which is attended 24 hours a day, and that is a myth in the district, was the first, do not wait for luxuries, not even a spectacular facade; by day, you will see people sitting at the tables and metal chairs on the sidewalk this restaurant which is open all day. The neighborhood has been transformed into redoubt select so that on this site is where the best restaurants, private clubs and hotels in vogue., then came the rock clubs as alternative baktun and the cooler. And from here, it opened the season on the hunt for the best local for shops, restaurants, art galleries, etc... Fashion Designers also have opened their boutiques. The restaurants and cafes of the Meatpacking are in mouth of the city, Pastis is the restaurant that has more fame. Their red awnings are seen from a distance. If you are looking for an exciting night and you want to mixture between Manhattan's elite, the meatpacking district is the place. If you want to experience the real nightlife of what it has to offer, take a look at one of these places: Provocative, Avenue, 1 Oak, PhD, Le Bain, The Boom Boom Room or SL. Note that many of these places can be difficult to reach. Looking for your best location call ahead can help. It is nice to visit a lot to see and do have fun, great restaurants, fashion, shopping, nightlife and people! It is right next to the skyscrapers, so you can combine the two. Never disappointing for a night of fun. This is roughly the new oasis of Manhattan.