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West Village - Meatpacking District

The West Village and Greenwich Village stretch from 14th to Houston Street between the Hudson River and Broadway, with Sixth Avenue demarcating the two neighborhoods. 

The West Village is home to celebrities and fashion luminaries as well as families and young singles wishing to lead a fairly low-key life behind elegant brick facades. 

Several high-rises and loft buildings including the rippling facade of One Jackson Square and Richard Meier's tower at 173-176 Perry Streets contrast with classically beautiful brick townhouse apartments - including a handful of notable restored carriage-houses - yet still manage to make the neighborhood feel warm and welcoming and define the residential areas of the West Village. 

A distinct European flair pervades tiny cafes and shops among the jumble of winding, tree-lined streets. Some of the City's finest restaurants are here as well. Apartment prices remain high despite economic fluctuations: Some say the West Village is downtown's most desirable residential area, and its future is sure to be reinforced by the emergence of many architectural projects along the High Line just to the north in Chelsea. Subways - A, B, C, D, E, F,V at West 4th Street or N, R at 8th Street are convenient to Village residents as well.

Running north-south from West 15th street to Gansevoort Street and east-west from Hudson Street to the Hudson River, Manhattan's Meatpacking District is a 21st century neighborhood known as much for its nightlife, restaurants and high-end boutiques as it is for its classic lofts and some of the city's most innovative new luxury residences that honor their architectural style.

Sandwiched between the celebrated downtown neighborhoods of the West Village and Chelsea, the area includes the Gansevoort Market Historic District which, at one time, was a significant meat supplier to the nation and is still a bustling industrial and commercial zone - by day. From exclusive nightspots tucked away in hotels like the Gansevoort and the Jane to restaurants like Spice Market, and Catch, this 24-hour neighborhood is a top destination for anyone wanting to rub shoulders with models, moguls and other beautiful people. The Standard Hotel at the foot of the High Line, with its hip clubs and restaurants, ushered in the neighborhood's newest wave of international cool.

Not to forget the elevated High Line, one of the city's newest and most innovative urban parks is one of the city's most picturesque bike and walking paths, and a beautiful spot to watch the sunset over the Hudson.

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