Meatpacking District, Manhattan

Meatpacking District, Manhattan

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Meatpacking District is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan which runs roughly from West 14th Street south to Gansevoort Street, and from the Hudson River east to Hudson Street, although recently it is sometimes considered to have extended north to West 16th Street and east beyond Hudson Street.In 1900, Gansevoort Market was home to 250 slaughterhouses and packing plants, but by the 1980s, it had become known as a center for drug dealing and prostitution, particularly transsexuals. Concurrent with the rise in illicit sexual activity, the sparsely populated industrial area became the focus of the city's burgeoning gay BDSM subculture; loosely embracing the business model of disco impresario David Mancuso, over a dozen sex clubs - including such notable ones as The Anvil, The Manhole, and the heterosexual-friendly Hellfire Club - flourished in the area.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135893289
  • 9786135893281