There have been huge changes in the ten years or so that I’ve been photographing this district. None of them have been for the better, unless you count the fact that the smell is a little less powerful on a weekday. There is very little of the old Meat Packing District left, and the area is moving upscale with designer clothing restaurants and a hotel or two. Meanwhile the old characterful places are slipping quietly away. Even Florent is no more.