Inside The Open Market At Highline Stages In The Meatpacking District

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On March 8, the Meatpacking District hosted the 5th annual Open Market fundraiser to celebrate the business community. Co-hosted by district icons:Diane von Furstenberg, Founder of DVF; Andrew Rosen, Founder of Theory; Gary Kline, CEO of Highline Stages; and Mazdack Rassi, Creative Director of Milk, the evening marked the unofficial beginning of the spring season with a bang. Mingling alongside residents and friends of the district were several industry heavyweights from fashion, hospitality, technology and art including:

  • Antoni Porowski, Actor on Queer Eye
  • Zach Overton, VP at Samsung 837
  • Caroline & Michael Ventura, model and author
  • Mario Carbone, Chef
  • Lisle Richards, The Metric
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By the numbers, Open Market welcomed more than 40 business vendors, 350+ guests and raised over $230,000 in ticket & raffle sales to benefit the beloved district. 100% of the proceeds go to the Meatpacking District Improvement Association (MPIA), the non- profit business alliance of the area and will be specifically earmarked for the capital upgrade of the district’s streetscape, called the 14th Street Master Plan.

Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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