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It has been officially known as Gansevoort Market.
In 1900, Gansevoort Market was home to 250 slaughterhouses. In 1980s, it had become known as a center for drug dealing and prostitution. Beginning in the late 1990s, the Meatpacking District went through a transformation. High-end boutiques and restaurants have opened in order to cater to young professionals.
In June 2009, the , a former elevated freight railroad, opened to great reviews in the District.
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