New York’s Garment District stands for guts, determination and everything that makes New York great.
It stands for the riches that European immigrants bought to New York with all their tailoring and sewing expertise that enabled the area to become such a centre of clothing manufacturing.
It stands for the innate style and fashion sense of New York Designers that has made the Garment district the centre of fashion in the whole world because nowhere else is there such a concentration of designers, manufacturing, fashion stores and warehouses.
All of that is under threat as the offshoring of production has all but eliminated the manufacturing capability of this area.
But shows like ‘Project Runway’ has reignited people’s interest in what it offers and the city is working hard to retain the centrality of NYC’s fashion industry in the US and the world.
Located Between 5th and 9th avenues and 34th to 42nd streets this is a very wonderful part of New York. Walk through it and be startled by the number of models strolling by, the shops, the warehouses, the wayout clothes. Be dazzled. LIKE the guts and determination of New Yorkers that has created so much.