NYC's Meatpacking District a historic site

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NEW YORK -- Chicago may be hog butcher to the world in Carl Sandburg's eyes but New York's Meatpacking District is a historic landmark in the eyes of the state.

The district -- one-time home to the slaughter and meatpacking industries now dotted with some of the city's trendy and tony restaurants and night spots -- was added to New York state's list of historic places, the New York Post reported Thursday.

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