22 years before the The Standard, High Line first revolved its yellow doors, Nelson Sullivan decided to film his walk home at Five 9th Avenue. He lets the camera pan around the neighborhood and captures the infamous Meatpacking District when it was an actual Meatpacking District. On one hand, yeah of course it is TOTALLY DIFFERENT, but at the same time, it doesn’t look all that foreign – same cobblestone expanse on 9th Avenue, same metal awnings, same meat vans parked on the streets, same “look at that discarded dime bag in the gutter” sensation. Take special note of the blue sky in the distance where The Standard would rise some 20 years later. Thanks sir for the history!