My hubby is a native NY'ker. We've both worked in Soho but we moved to Miami 5 years ago. He occasionally goes back up to NYC for business and this past weekend I accompanied him. We went to meet some friends down at Level 5 for drinks in the Meat Packing District. I loved the cobblestone streets, the location....but I HATED the area and the people! It was littered with trashy 20 something-year-olds puking on the street, passed out against buildings...it was terrible. And mind you I'm 25 so this behavior is not stereotypical of 20 somethings...just these particular 20 somethings! My favorite restaurant (back when I lived in NYC) Spice Market was in the middle of this mess. It was really disheartening. The people were extra rude too! While walking on the street my husband said "excuse me" as he was walking by a couple and the guy stood where he was and said, "I'm not moving". One time my girlfriend bumped into a girl on the street and the girl went crazy on her. I don't think I've seen my hubby with his jaw clenched more often than last night! The couple behind us said, "You must not be from here. One, you are walking too slow and two you actually said "excuse me!" We looked at him and thought....no, we are from here...but I guess we've just acquired manners! But this kind of rudeness isn't prevalent in all of NYC...just the Meat Packing District!!! One of the great things about NYC nightlife is the fact that all of the lounges were littered across the city and they were "hidden". I think the Meat Packing district encourages a Key West mentality by lining the bars up one after the other. It encourages people to litter the streets and act very debaucherous. It is a very classless area. Never again!