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Articles about "Garment District"

  • Is It Time For Change in The Garment District? By Laura Schier | October 13, 2017

    Despite its name, the Garment District is home to far more than just the fashion industry.

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  • The Garment District Settles On A Name: The Old One By Olivia Smedley | December 24, 2013

    Although the Garment District hasn’t been known for its flourishing fashion impact as of late, it has been announced that it will not be going through the name change process. For about a year, the garment district has been planning to rebrand the rectangular section of Manhattan, which included, at the time, a different name.

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  • Garment District Reclaiming its Passion for Fashion By Laura Simmons | October 19, 2012

    Fashion, fashion, fashion! New York City is known for being one of the most prominent homes for the world of fashion. Birthing some of the most acclaimed clothing designers, models, cosmetics and anything related to the fashion industry, New York City is the place to jumpstart a life in the fashion industry. Every year Fashion Week kicks off, bringing together celebrities and top-notch workers in the fashion industry from across the globe. So the question remains, where has the passion for fashion gone? Well, architects are planning to reclaim the Garment District as a symbol of fashion by developing it into more of a fashionable district. May not be a bad idea for the center of the fashion industry to actually look the part.

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  • Historic Garment District May be Renamed By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | July 25, 2012

    Apartment residents of the Garment District, nestled into Midtown West’s southeastern corner and north of Chelsea, may soon no longer call themselves that. The executive director of the Fashion Center Business Improvement District (FCBID), Ms. Barbara Blair Randall, believes that the lack of sewers, tailors, and weavers in the neighborhood signal that a renaming is in order.

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  • Penn Station Moves Forward in Renovation By Stephanie Spencer | July 03, 2012

    With daily commuters heavily crowding the dimly lit basement walls, Penn Station and Garment District residents have the Metropolitan Transit Authority to thank for its future. The transit authority announced on July 1st that Aecom, a Los Angeles based construction firm, will devise a renovation plan that will hopefully improve Manhattan apartment owner and commuters’ overall experience. Once the firm evaluates the station, deciding which essentials to focus on, responsibly will be divided between the Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit, and Amtrak. The entitled plan, Penn Station Vision, will not be paid for by Moynihan Station as previously believed, and instead will be funded by the MTA’s next five-year capital plan, taking effect in 2015. Lack of federal funds, however, may possibly hinder the MTA’s plans for construction in the future.

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  • Forget the Olympics: The Near-Downfall of Hudson Yards By Justin Spees | November 28, 2011

    For decades the Far West Side - the space west of Eighth Avenue between 30th and 43rd Streets - has been a stagnant and underdeveloped area inhabited by old factories and parking lots. But over the past few years there’s been a renaissance of development in the area. Manhattan's Far West Side is currently home to 15 residential towers and 12 hotels built since 2005, and there are tentative plans to develop a 51-story office tower in the area, complete with a Coach store. What’s more, New York City is two-thirds of the way done with an L train extension that will bring subway service to 34th St. and 11th Ave., and next year it plans to begin construction on a tree-lined boulevard between 10th and 11th Avenue.  But this booming development might not have happened at all if Mayor Bloomberg's initial plans had been approved. Ladies and gentlemen, New York City would like to present to you its newest business district, Hudson Yards, the inadvertent result of Michael Bloomberg’s failed 2012 Olympics bid.

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  • Going “Phish-ing” on New Year’s Eve By Adam Rothstein | October 17, 2011

    While your hands and feet may be mangos, if you’ve blocked off the the four days between December 28th and December 31st, you’re a genius anyway. Phish, the veritable tour de force of jam bands for the past several decades, and certainly the most accomplished since the Grateful Dead, will be playing Madison Square Garden in what has become their signature end of year extravaganza. Though Phish fans have come to expect a New Year’s Eve concert, as well as several preceding it, there was speculation for awhile that the shows would be played in Miami. However, their announcement to play Madison Square Garden not only marks the second year in a row in which they have done so, but has given residents of Manhattan luxury real estate the chance to let Uncle Ebenezer out of the freezer...and to take him to Midtown to watch one of the greatest quartets of our time.

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  • Deadline Approaches for Penn Station's Expansion By Christine Mulé | August 11, 2011

    For nearly two decades, plans to expand New York City’s Penn Station have been in the works, but have failed to actually materialize into a real-life expansion. Since 1993, Amtrak has had plans of expanding Pennsylvania Station into the Farley Post Office, but several roadblocks have stood in the way over the years: There were problems finding funding for the project, then Madison Square Garden decided to renovate their current building rather than relocate to the back of the Farley building. Over time, there have been some ups as well; recently, $83 million of federal stimulus money was awarded to the state to begin working on the infrastructure at the Farley Post Office.

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