Meat Packing in NYC...
There are still a few active businesses doing the meat packing, but they are one by one, closing up and moving to the Bronx. Here you can see the track used to off-load carcasses from the trucks, for processing smaller chunks of meat for restaurants.
Note the sign in the distance for Scoop NYC.
On the left is another closed business, and on the right...
The new flagship for Diane von Furstenberg... This is just wrong.... What, wasn't SOHO good enough?
Around the corner from von Furstenburg another closed up business, note the carcass tracks here as well. It seems that in renovating the spaces into high-end retail, the meat tracks (or whatever they are actually called) are removed, which again takes away from the very reason they came to the neighborhood to begin with.
West 14th Street, the most gentrified of the blocks. Here you will find a Bodum store, Alexander McQueen, LaPerla, and more. Western Beef (orange awning) at the end of the block will be closing later this year.
I think the "M&W Packing Inc." sign was left there to tease us, when the loft spaces above would go for millions.