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Meatpacking District's historic cobblestone streets will soon get a much-need facelift

Meatpacking District's historic cobblestone streets will soon get a much-need facelift
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Νick Perrone

While the quiet cobblestone streets in the Meatpacking District might be a charming throwback to New York's past, that historic touch is rough on cars and bikes and near treacherous for high heel-wearing pedestrians. Soon, however, those potholes and roughly-worn pavement will also be a thing of the past when some of funds from a $15.4 million city restoration project go toward refurbishing the neighborhood's streets, according to Crain's New York.

The main focus of the Department of Design and Construction's project is actually to replace the water mains and to improve drainage on West 14th, West 13th, Little West 12th and Gansevoort streets. While the agency is working in the area, it will also spruce up the cobblestones to improve the dangerous uneven patches and beautify the area. Plans reportedly include using as many of the existing cobblestones as possible and adhering to strict design guidelines for replacement stones to maintain that iconic look.

The construction is set to take place later this month, just in time for prime High Line frolicking and dining at the neighborhood's outdoor brunch spots. Go ahead, show off those pumps.

H/T: Crains New York

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