New York City, The Old Meat Market Area Before the Haute Couture Houses Moved In

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  • polly470
    polly470over 3 years ago

    Grim visage Chris…but in a fascinating way!!!!

  • Not to worry Polly, gentrification is taking over and there are more Haute Couture stores in this area now than you can shake a dress at! In the days that I was a Chef in this city I used to buy a lot of meat from Pacific Seh Prime Meats, right in the middle of the picture there. Most of the graffiti that you see is gone now. This was shot in 2002 I believe. Thanks for being first and leaving that nice comment. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 3 years ago

    Nice find Chris, I love this kind of shot !

  • There is now a park along the Hudson River across the Avenue from this scene and one can walk for miles beside the river in landscaped areas that are a far cry from the old waterfront with it’s transsexual hookers from only a few years ago. Many thanks for stopping by Colin, good of you to leave this comment.

    – Chris Lord

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 3 years ago

    LOL My God I’m glad I’m in the country. Awesome shot!!

  • Half a block behind this there is an old elevated train line called the “Highline.” This is now the trendiest place to walk in Manhattan having been turned into a landscaped park with lots of native flora. The place to be seen and to people watch. It’s not so bad anymore! :-) Thanks John for giving me the opportunity to add that bit! Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 3 years ago

    a fabulous image and treatment Chris :)

  • Thanks Carol, I appreciate your visit.

    – Chris Lord

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 3 years ago

    Like a scene from a modern day Charles Dickens story :-)…Love it!

  • I’m happy you like this one, thanks so much for commenting. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 3 years ago



  • I’m not sure if this gritty image is “beautiful” but sure do appreciate the feature. Thanks very much for the honor Kira. I shall feel “special” all day!

    – Chris Lord

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthalmost 3 years ago

    That is a cool shot Chris

  • Thanks very much Larry, on this one that’s VERY much appreciated, :-) Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

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