I'm proud to be part of the #SaveGansevoort group trying to preserve the challenged landmark areas of NY. One of the last frontiers battling with yet another money hungry landlord is Gansevoort Street. We're trying to keep one of the few remaining blocks low-rise, retaining its original character. I'm lucky enough to remember when the Meatpacking District was full of character! There wasn't a hint of the bridge and tunnel "hipsters" glued to their cell phones googling the next hot spot. They're oblivious to the landmarked areas they're walking thru taking their umpteenth selfie... unless of course their Manolo Blahniks get stuck in the iconic cobblestone streets.
Where have all the real club kids gone? The ones who dangerously ventured to the after hour clubs in the Meatpacking District? Where have the trannies gone that walked around until the early morning hours as the meats were being delivered by the truckers? Who remembers The Mineshaft, Florent, the Piers, Hogs & Heifers or J's? Does anyone remember the smell of raw meat and the sight of blood being hosed down the cobblestones? I remember...
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