From the August issue: The Meatpacking District is, of course, one of the city’s most buzzed-about neighborhoods. Now, one of the most buzzed-about new additions to the area is on its way: a 70,000-square-foot Restoration Hardware. The high-end home furnishings store — which will replace the pioneering and now-shuttered French bistro Pastis — was the result of a $250 million mega deal.
And the company behind that deal, Aurora Capital, is fueling the continued transformation of a neighborhood that’s recently seen a flood of people headed to the High Line and the new Whitney Museum. [more]