"Lower Eastpacking” (Lower East Side + Meatpacking District) is a neighborhood nickname that indicates that the Lower East Side has the same trendy restaurants and clubs as the Meatpacking District.
“Lower Eastpacking District Sees Gastronomic Surge” was the title of an article on New York magazine’s Grub Street blog on November 15, 2006.
New York magazine—Grub Street
Lower Eastpacking District Sees Gastronomic Surge
11/15/06 at 11:00 AM
Cronkite Pizzeria, the pride of Rivington Street, offers pies that also make excellent rugs.Photo: Cronkite
The Lower East Side, a.k.a. the Lower Eastpacking District, was never exactly a hotbed of haute gastronomy. But as Rob and Robin note in this Short List, it’s gotten to the point that just Rivington Street alone has seen everything from pizza to Cambodian noodles appear. Below, a link to four new places worth trying in the “Rivington Street corridor.”
New York (NY) Press
Lower Least Side
WRITTEN BY NONE - DO NOT DELETE ON MAY 9, 2007
A sure sign of a neighborhood’s freefall into irreversible suck is when bloggers unleash derisive nicknames. Take the Lower East Side, which the online set evocatively, and rightfully, dubbed both Hell Square and the Lower Eastpacking District. It’s a nod to the weekend cattle-car crunch, morphing bars and sidewalks into Mardis Gras north, minus the beads and bare breasts. Sometimes.
The Perfect World
violaleeblue—Wednesday, June 27, 2007—05:28:16 PM—8990 of 10945
Who knew we were so trendy? I’ll be one of the tattoo-free Lower Eastpacking pseudo-artist poseurs if someone else wants to claim upper-west-side-black-amex status. Funny article.
New York magazine—Grub Street
Lower Eastpacking District
10/8/08 at 4:42 PM
It was back in 2006 when, mourning the loss of our to-go margaritas (no worries — we’ve since found another spot that serves flavored margs to go!), we coined this term for the Lower East Side, to ram home the fact that — on the weekends at least — it’s a meatpacking-like circus of high heels and lowlifes. Now, two years later, Guest of a Guest frets, “Is the LES Dunzo?”, and Down by the Hipster is like, “Did you really just ask that?”
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.
by IloveNJ May 25, 2009
Happy Fraturday night in the Lower Eastpacking District http://yfrog.com/nycj6taj
9:39 PM - 17 Sep 11
Lower East Side or Lower Eastpacking?
Posted on: December 21st, 2011 at 6:28 am by Elie
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.
BOWERY BOOGIE: THE LES IS NOT THE LOWER EASTPACKING DISTRICT
by Julie Inzanti | 12/06/12 - 12:07 PM
With an average of 80,000 unique visitors per month, Bowery Boogie is the largest site covering Lower East Side news and the lifestyles of its residents. The content is a combination of hard-hitting news coverage and lifestyle stories all with a dash of wit.
9. Which neighborhood feels like the opposite of your neighborhood?
Ordinarily we would say the Meatpacking District, but these days the Lower East Side is mimicking this same oversaturated club vibe. So, to answer your question, Murray Hill.