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Left, National Geographic magazine; Right, Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times
 

Some of you may have seen this story in last Friday's Real Estate section of the Times. While the High Line park will begin at Gansevoort and Washington, few people know that the High Line originally went as far south as St. John's Park Terminal, which covered four riverfront blocks between Clarkson and Spring Streets. (It's now a UPS warehouse.) In the 1960's, the High Line below Gansevoort was demolished, with the exception of the little section of rail running through the Westbeth complex, on Washington between Bank and Bethune.

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We often get requests from people looking to host events on the High Line. Unfortunately, since it's still an active construction site, we can't let people have events up there yet. Many people don't realize that there are lots of great event spaces in the Meatpacking District. Banchet, just steps away from the southern end of the High Line, is one of my favorites.

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EnlargePhoto from Racked.

Canadian boutique retailer Ports 1961 is opening their US flagship store in the Meatpacking District (here.) If Racked is correct, Ports' February opening may be delayed. There is a lot more high-end retail on its way to the neighborhood. From  The New York Post :

The final piece of the retail puzzle has been filled at Taconic Investment Partners' 401 W. 14th St. in the Meatpacking District.  Italian fashion designer Moschino has signed a lease for its first freestanding Manhattan boutique there, with 2,700 square feet tucked between the new, tri-level Apple store at the Ninth Avenue corner and Hugo Boss's store to the west...The store will open this spring.

We went to the Ports 1961 runway show-- after the jump.

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