Photo by myself in the meat packing district, around 14th Street and 10th Avenue. A visitor across the way consults a map.
There are many portions of New York that still have cobblestones on the street. A durable material that looks great, it's a little tough on high heels.
This area is known for pricey clothing stores and trendy restaurants that stay open until very late. Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen are among the designers who have their boutiques here.
It's not hard to imagine meatpacking district looked like in pre-industrial times, with horse drawn wagons and garbage in the streets.
Though touristy in its own expensive way, this is one of the few neighborhoods in Manhattan that doesn't have a couple Starbucks!
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