A Walk through the Historic Meatpacking District

Janes Walk

Led By Jacquelyn Ottman, The Meatpacking Lady

In this 75-minute YouTube video, Jacquelyn Ottman, 5th generation member of the family behind Ottman & Company, shares the intertwined story of NYC’s now famous Meatpacking District and her family’s storied meat purveying business. Come along virtually with Jacquie as she recounts the 400-year history of this now landmarked neighborhood’s journey from Lenape trading post, military fort, produce and meat market, to fashionable hub for art, food, clothing & more. Learn about the meat purveyors who supplied NYC’s restaurants & hotels with fine meats historically — and continue to do so to this day, now nestled amongst the “glam & the glitz” within NYC’s most fashionable neighborhood. Ottman is the author of Ottman & Company: Meatpacking District Pioneers, accessible at the same link.

My talk will be virtual ( It is a You Tube video along with links with further information.)

On Demand
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: History & Culture
Platform: On Your Browser
Language: English
Ottman and Company on Little West 12th Street, circa 1940. Photo: J.A. DeNina, provided by Jacquelyn Ottman.