October 26, 2016

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      ‘The Meatpacking District’ nasceu como uma industrial area ao North da West Village. In the early 1900s,  250 meat markets and slaughterhouses se firmaram no business de cortar, embalar e vender meat. Os butchers usavam blocos de ice retirados do Hudson River para refrigerar the meat – e uma Highline exclusiva para trains ligava this District ao Chelsea, facilitando a transportation da food.

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      But between 1960 and 1980 toda a area portuária near the river – called ‘Waterfront Area’ – sofreu um profundo decline. A transportation dos products passou a ser feita em containers pois os markets de bairro deram lugar aos supermarkets. Os alimentos frescos deram lugar às frozen foods. Refrigerated trucks tornaram os trains (and boats) obsolete. The area viveu o abandono, prostitution and drugs.

 

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      No meio deste decadent scenario começaram a  surgir nightclubs, galleries and bars voltados a um público culto e exigente. A area foi se tornando ‘cult’. In the 1990s marcas como Hugo Boss, Puma and Apple estabeleceram-se nas abandoned old factories.

 

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      A abertura de famous restaurants, art galleries e da High Line – desta vez transformed em um elevated park –  atraíram celebrities and hipsters. Today, the “most fashionable neighborhood in New York” ainda abriga five slaughterhouses. Não se espante se encontrar Olivia Palermo comprando some meat!

Caminhe pelo Meatpacking District. Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCLLwME15FU and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVAaYxytfjo e Enjoy this special place. Quer saber more? Read  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meatpacking_District,_Manhattan to expand your Meatpacking culture.

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