Ruth Ro’s “Icons of the Meatpacking District” consists of approximately 40 people who play significant roles in creating the character of this neighborhood. Whether it is through preservation, creation, change, or advocacy of this neighborhood, the Icons of the Meatpacking District are persons who have defined or are defining the neighborhood.
The Meatpacking District is one of the fastest developing neighborhoods in New York City. This portrait show takes a snapshot of all those who have a hand in the change. The list of Icons is made up of business owners, residents, meatpackers, landlords, developers, and city leaders but they represent pioneers, loyalists, risk-takers, activists, and dreamers. These people create the neighborhood that visitors see from the outside. This show will reveal the players who create this neighborhood from the inside.