From cowboys who protected local residents to forgotten parts of the High Line, the West Village is filled with historical secrets.
The Meatpacking District's old slaughterhouses and meat packing plants have been replaced by designer shops, nightclubs, and swanky hotels, but it still holds plenty of secrets.
Here are 10 secrets of the West Side Highway, including a look into its contentious predecessor the West Side Elevated Highway.
Chelsea has had quite a storied past, from deadly riots to the "West Side Cowboys" to a two-century-old Masonic Lodge.
Historical video shows "The Westside Cowboys" in action, safety police who patrolled the NYC area around the present-day High Line Park until 1941.