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Changing the name of the NY Garment District
A proposal to change it to the Fashion District
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Date: 8/2/12 9:09 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/02/opinion/long-live-the-garment-district.html?ref=opinion

The article basically says that since there is so little garment manufacturing going on, there is a proposal for a name change. Seems kind of sad to me.

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Date: 8/2/12 10:47 AM

Ohhhh, nooooo. Sad.
SOME VIEWS FROM NYC GARMENT DISTRICT:

“The Garment Worker”
Bronze Statue


“Needle and Button”
Bronze Sculpture



Fashion Walk of Fame






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Date: 8/2/12 11:50 AM

When I worked in Manhattan I used to walk from Penn Station to 48th and Park, usually right through the garment district. Being a jaded New Yorker, I never really stopped to give more than a cursory look at the sculptures, so I never noticed that the end of the needle "pierced" the "fabric". Thank you for pointing that out.
Is the Walk of Fame fairly new? I stopped working in the city in 2001, and don't remember seeing it.

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Date: 8/2/12 11:54 AM

The Fashion Walk of Fame - the only permanent landmark dedicated to American fashion - began in 1999. The latest inductees are Ralph Rucci and Donald Brooks.

Take a virtual tour of the Fashion Walk of Fame HERE.






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Date: 8/2/12 11:59 AM

I hope they don't change the name - sounds like another way to get sounding "upscale" so someone a bit more snotty than some of us has nothing better to do than propose to rename a venerable section of NYC. Sigh....

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Date: 8/2/12 12:08 PM

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sounds like another way to get sounding "upscale" so someone a bit more snotty

Oh, please, I went into Brooklyn last week and almost puked. NOBODY has a Brooklyn accent anymore.

I was buying something in a jewelry store and asked to use the bathroom. I was told

"Oh, you wouldn't like it. It's SMALL."

I stared at the guy, like, "I'm going to take a leak, NOT go HORSEBACK RIDING.'

So he continues, "Starbucks has a REALLY NICE BATHROOM! You could go to Starbucks."

And I continue to stare at him. So he asks me if something is WRONG. And I reply,

"Yeah! I don't WANNA GO TO STARBUCKS!"

I tell you, I had to find a bagel store to go to the freakin' bathroom!

We are losing our minds ovah heah!

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Date: 8/2/12 12:48 PM

Are "they" going to close the museums and art galleries because they contain old stuff!

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Date: 8/2/12 1:03 PM

I am not in NY, but many museums ARE closing down.

Several small towns I have lived in no longer have them. They auction off the items when the curator dies (even those belonging to the city) and the buildings sit empty.

ETA: I get poked fun at where I am for my antiques. Not that they are considered such, but I get asked more often then I care to tell you on why I have "old" stuff when I can get new.
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Date: 8/2/12 4:13 PM

When I was young and stupid, I would have said that same thing. Now I know better.

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Date: 8/2/12 8:07 PM

Thank you for posting those lovely pictures - I would love just to walk around there for a couple of days.

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