Once a neighborhood full of slaughterhouses and factories, Manhattan’s Meatpacking District is now known for its high-end fashion stores, swanky bars and restaurants that are worth the wait for a table. Here’s what to see and do in the Meatpacking District.
The Standard’s High Line location has several distinct drinking options to suit every mood. For casual hangs and ping-pong, visit The Standard Biergarten – a sprawling outdoor German beer hall that’s encased in glass during the winter months to keep patrons warm. Feeling fancy? Book a table at the Top of the Standard – a bar on the 18th floor with 360-degree views of the city and a shimmering ceiling. For a super scene-y experience, dress up and head to Le Bain, the rooftop bar with live DJs and a plunge pool on the dance floor.
Gary Marlon Suson, the founder of the Ground Zero Museum Workshop, was the official photographer at Ground Zero for the FDNY Fire Unions, spending seven months at the site in the wake of the attack. The Ground Zero Museum Workshop brings to life the stories of the 9/11 rescue and recovery workers – many of whom now suffer from rare respiratory diseases – using non-graphic photography, audio and artefacts. As Suson wrote on the museum website: “I promise you that our Museum – which breaks the mold of any conventional Museum – will leave you with a greater understanding of the strength of the human spirit when faced with adversity.”
There’s always something stimulating happening at Samsung 837, a technological showroom blending fashion, technology, sports and art in unexpected ways. Create and learn through various brand activations that showcase Samsung technology, and join special talks and workshops with experts in wellness, gaming, fitness, photography and more – all for free.