New York’s Old School Meatpacking District
[audio mp3="https://heritageradionetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Meat-Fish-New-York’s-Old-School-Meatpacking-District.mp3"][/audio] Imagine the infamous Five Points district, depicted as a chaotic cross-section of Manhattan, in the hit flick Gangs of New York. Now add trainloads of meat destined for city-wide distribution. Tune into The Main Course with Patrick Martins to hear Pat LaFrieda, of LaFrieda Meats, paint a vivid firsthand scene of New York’s once bustling, now defunct meatpacking district.
French-born Florent Morellet began to draw maps in grade school in his hometown of cholet, outside of Nantes. Since a young age, his parents encouraged him to pursue his interest in maps of real and imagined places, which led to formal studies in city planning at Central London Polytechnic.