Old New York Neighborhood Gets a Stylist
NEW YORK – Above the kitsch souvenir shops and fast food restaurants of the garment district, fabric stores, fashion and graphic designers and marketing agencies work hidden away from the public eye. Images of women at work on assembly lines moved to China, while sights of clothing racks getting pushed by men down Seventh Avenue shifted to DVDs of 80s movies.
The slow decline in New York City’s manufacturing sector over the last 50 years sped up in the last decade and caused a plunge in available employment. However, commercial real estate became available and like other city neighborhoods, the area began to attract all kinds of companies some that would have changed the character of the neighborhood.