The Real Deal New York

Meatpacking’s retail revival

Retail regains strength in the Meatpacking District as High Line, Whitney, high-tech offices, draw diverse, well-heeled crowds
By Adam Warner | September 28, 2015 10:00AM

From the September issue: The Meatpacking District is experiencing a second wind as a retail hotspot, thanks to the new Whitney Museum, a maturing High Line and growing tech companies leasing office space in the area.

Meatpacking gained momentum with the arrival of high-end designers like Jeffrey Kalinsky in 1999 and Alexander McQueen in 2002. Rents surged, but then fizzled during the recession, and a number of the most high-profile retailers abandoned the area. [more]