SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Forum > Miscellaneous > Changing the name of the NY Garment District ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Changing the name of the NY Garment District
A proposal to change it to the Fashion District
maryl
star
maryl
Intermediate
MA USA
Member since 6/24/05
Posts: 527
Send Message

      



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.

jadamo00
star
jadamo00
Advanced
NY USA
Member since 3/13/06
Posts: 1264
Send Message

      



In reply to maryl <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


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






-- Edited on 8/2/12 8:35 PM --

Changma
star
Changma  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
NY USA
Member since 2/20/12
Posts: 739
Send Message

      



In reply to jadamo00 <<


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.

jadamo00
star
jadamo00
Advanced
NY USA
Member since 3/13/06
Posts: 1264
Send Message

      



In reply to Changma <<


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.






-- Edited on 8/2/12 12:03 PM --

Mufffet
starstarstarstar
Mufffet  Friend of PR
Intermediate
VT USA
Member since 8/14/05
Posts: 10815
Send Message

      



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....

------
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
--Dalai Lama

I have sewing machines

jadamo00
star
jadamo00
Advanced
NY USA
Member since 3/13/06
Posts: 1264
Send Message

      



In reply to Mufffet <<
thumbsup 3 members like this.


Date: 8/2/12 12:08 PM

Quote: Mufffet
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!

j.
PattiAnnJ
star
PattiAnnJ
Advanced
OH USA
Member since 12/3/06
Posts: 7267
Send Message

      



Date: 8/2/12 12:48 PM

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

------
“I don’t give them Hell, I just tell the truth about them and they think it’s Hell.” — Harry Truman

"Improvise, adapt and overcome." - Clint Eastwood/Heartbreak Ridge



Member since 12/31/69
Send Message

      



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.
-- Edited on 8/2/12 1:04 PM --

A Beginners Needle
star
A Beginners Needle  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
CA USA
Member since 9/3/09
Posts: 481
Send Message

      



In reply to 0 <<


Date: 8/2/12 4:13 PM

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

------
Tina

In my Sewing Room:
Pfaff Creative Performance - Pfurple!
Juki F600
Brother PRW420
Juki 735 Serger

annemie
annemie  Friend of PR
Intermediate
ON CANADA
Member since 1/18/09
Posts: 93
Send Message

      



In reply to jadamo00 <<


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.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Miscellaneous >> Changing the name of the NY Garment District

Merchants on PR

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Reconstructing History


Reconstructing History
Web site

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

Gwyn Hug


Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!

Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns


Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger

Register

Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets

Register

10 inch Professional Shears

10 inch Professional Shears

Buy Now
Christine Jonson Keyhole Top & Pants for Wovens

Christine Jonson Keyhole Top & Pants for Wovens

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.