Several generations ago, the corner of the West Village between West 14th Street and Gansevoort Street and west of 9th Avenue was where the city's meats were packed and shipped. Today, the Meatpacking District packs in crowds for an entirely different reason: to visit the blockbuster High Line Park, to shop at the Meatpacking District's numerous high-end boutiques and to let loose in its booming nightlife scene. Which perhaps makes it no surprise that the Meatpacking District is now also home to some of the most desirable new condo listings in New York City.
The new construction condominiums that have sprouted in the Meatpacking District in recent years have changed the face of the neighborhood dramatically, and made it one of the most archtiecturally distinguished neighborhoods in Manhattan. Glassy new condominiums, many of them designed by blue-chip architects and a striking number of them LEED-certified green buildings, now rise alongside the century-old townhouses and brownstones that line the Meatpacking District's tree-lined streets. The contrast between the cobblestones and ambitious new condominiums makes for a uniquely Manhattan counterpoint.
It helps, naturally, that the new condo listings in the Meatpacking District are so distinguished. Superior Ink, with its LEED Silver Certification and a prime location overlooking the Hudson River, is one of the most desirable eco-friendly condo listings in New York City, and such new construction condos as The Gansevoort and 385 West 12th Street offer similar luxury on a smaller scale. The Meatpacking District has come a long way from those not-so-long-ago meat-packing days, and a wealth of promising new Meatpacking District condominiums suggest that the Meatpacking District condo boom is a long way from over.