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Andre Balazs and the Meatpacking Improvement Association have put together a mini documentary that details what MePa used to be like right before every designer boutique and nightlife hot-spot set up shop. Michelle Dell, owner of the bar Hogs and Heifers, describes when she first noticed the transformation: It was "when the women started rolling around in their Jimmy Choos and their Guccis in this kind of slipping and sliding in the streets that were covered in this sort of thin film of meat sludge." [NYO]

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