We've tipped in a few street names for easier orientation, but the maps all show the same view, the blocks between 42nd and 44th Streets around First Avenue. Click on maps to enlarge.
Between 43rd and 44th Streets lies Turtle Bay Park, a block-wide beer garden on the current site of The Manor. Opened around 1851, it was operated by the Turtle Bay Brewery across the street, the progenitor of the future Jacob Ruppert beer dynasty. The park was replaced by rowhouses around 1870, when the whole area enjoyed a building boom.
Along the waterfront, slaughterhouses, rendering works, lumber yards, coal yards, and tallow shops have sprung up as part of the burgeoning meatpacking industry.
The block south of 43rd Street [lower right quadrant] housed only a handful of abattoirs, mostly given over to a stone yard, a wagon yard, and gas-pipe storage.
The Abattoir Center was demolished in 1948, and replaced with the campus of the newly formed United Nations.