Welcome to the Gansevoort Hotel Meatpacking, the coolest stayover in the city’s coolest area. Overseen by the impossibly suave, delightfully indiscreet Irishman Anton Moore, the Gansevoort was once famed for the bacchanalian charms of its lived-in nightclub.Today the property is all grown up, with smart, spacious bedrooms, three dining options, a rooftop bar and pool, and contemporary art in the order of Banksy on the walls. Its location is spectacular, with the best of the Meatpacking within skipping distance: whiskey bars; chi chi boutiques; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Hudson River and its whimsical interloper, Diane Von Furstenberg’s Little Island; all right there. I spend three nights at the Gansevoort and record my best trip, of many, to New York yet.
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