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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Graff Attack, in the Meatpacking District

Paste ups, NYC
Photo by myself at 13th Street and Washington, in the Meatpacking District.

The area known as the Meatpacking District is photogenic in its own way.

This neighborhood used to be desolate, lined with large warehouses and the occasional bar. In as late as 2003, there were still slaughterhouses here. Now there is a mix of very high end boutiques and restaurants.

Every neighborhood has a BID, or Business Improvement District. Businesses unite and contribute money to improve the streets by adding signage and street furniture. Events are scheduled. Graffiti is removed.

New York is commerce driven. The more inviting the streets are, the more customers are likely to visit your store and the more sales will result. And so on.

I posted about BIDs earlier, here.

Related posts: The Truth in Advertising, in the East Village, Pasted Up, in the Meatpacking District and Abandoned Lot, East Village.


s.c said...

Great shot again. How fortunate to live in a city like that. Keep these shots coming and thank you for showing us.

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Hi Kitty. Love the picture! It is perfect.

Leif Hagen said...

Funky graff! Looks like Susan has quite a stride even in her heels! Happy long weekend, Kitty!

Amish Stories said...

Im orig from the city, so your right lots of people and things to shoot with your camera. Richard

sonia a. mascaro said...

I like street art!

Banjo52 said...

I'd have thought the street art alone would have been enough, but for me the humans and bikes add a lot, esp. in these positions in the photo. Very nice. Good info, too.