5.0 out of 10

Washington St, Meatpacking District

40.740372610196 -74.0078859657532
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  •  

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
2yrs+

"One of the better streets in the neighborhood"

Washington Street is one of the quieter streets in the Meatpacking. It's not quiet by any stretch of the imagination but it's better than some of the others that's for sure.
The block of Washington between 13th and 14th pretty much sums up the Meatpacking in my opinion. The corner of 14th holds high end shops like DVF, a horrible bar called Hogs and Heifers (there are bras all over the ceiling and a strange lingering odor) and one of the few remaining butchers in the district. Atlas Meats is the name, I think, and it's pretty unreal to think that every shop on the street used to be just like that one . . . and now, there are designer clothes hanging next door to cuts of meat. Across 13th are two of the newer draws to the Meatpacking: The Highline and The Standard. The Highline used to be an above ground railway that is now a "park" thingy. It's a bizarre walk but it does have an amazing view. The Standard Hotel brings in just as many tourists as the highline though I do have a soft spot in my heart for this place. They have a beer garden and ping pong tables that I have spent many summer nights enjoying. We have tournaments there with all of our friends and have wasted countless hours enjoying the outdoors and too many beers. The Standard also hosts bingo on Sunday nights that is pretty out of control. They have dance offs to settle bingo ties . . need I say more?
There are a couple more meatshops left on the next block down but they are mostly taken over by high end boutiques. Outside of the Standard, there aren't a ton of restaurants or clubs on Washington which is what the Meatpacking is known for. Because it's predominantly shopping and it's right next to the water, it isn't nearly as much of a headache as the rest of the neighborhood. It's pretty industrial and quite dismal looking -- especially in the winter. And, there are definitely still a lot of atrocious people around because of the neighborhood, in general, and the Standard, specifically. But, it's one of the least horrible streets in the Meatpacking and an excellent street to walk if you're trying to traverse the neighborhood.
Pros
  • Quieter than other Meatpacking streets
  • Standard Beergarden
  • Some great apartments on the street
Cons
  • Loud
  • Scary at night
  • Bridge and Tunnel
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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