Lower East Side or Lower Eastpacking?
As the nightlife component of the Meatpacking District continues its conquest of the Lower East Side, we are left with the neighborhood designation of Lower Eastpacking. The phrase has been thrown around more frequently of late, thanks in part to BD Hotels purchasing the stalled Hotel Ludlow and the Abe & Arthur’s crew considering 199 Bowery.
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Let’s turn to the ever-enjoyable Urban Dictionary for the succinct definition of Lower Eastpacking:
What the Lower East Side in Manhattan becomes on a Saturday night when 2nd Ave. and E. Houston are invaded by the Huns from West (NJ) and the Visigoths from the East. Moniker based on the Lower East Side taking on characteristics of the meatpacking district.“White Rabbit is a club in Lower Eastpacking.”