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Celebrity Branding Bonanza at Macy’s

Celebrity Branding Bonanza at Macy's
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On Black Friday, prepare to be surrounded by Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Beyonce’s new brands at Macy’s. They are just three of the many celebrities who have utilized social media and taken advantage of a weak economy to launch new brands.


The Garment District Socialite

The Garment District Socialite
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He runs a business selling designer clothing in the Garment District, but it doesn’t stop him from being friends with fabulous celebrities.


‘You Can’t Go Wrong with Cashmere’

'You Can't Go Wrong with Cashmere'
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Are you shopping on Black Friday? That’s the question we asked shoppers at Columbus Circle, Ladies’ Mile and Herald Square. The answer? It seems the economy is still in a downward spiral.


Sea To Table Urges Consumers To Ask Where Their Fish Comes From

Sea To Table Urges Consumers To Ask Where Their Fish Comes From
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Eat raw, local fish: That’s the message of Sea To Table and Slow Foods NYC, which recently hosted an event at the Institute of Culinary Education.


Mixed Reviews From Fans Over ‘the new and improved’ Madison Square Garden

Mixed Reviews From Fans Over 'the new and improved' Madison Square Garden
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Expanded concourses, million dollar suites, and high-end restaurant food among the new amenities.


The Recession Proof Holiday

The Recession Proof Holiday
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After 39 years, the annual Village Halloween parade has run up against the recession. The parade route has been changed to save money but even so, there are more revelers than ever. Why? Unlike Christmas, Halloween is recession proof.


Supplement Study Doesn’t Faze Locals

Supplement Study Doesn’t Faze Locals
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A new study citing a link between supplement use in older women and a higher death rate doesn’t appear to have made an impact on midtowners’ shopping habits.


Times Square Autumn Carnival

Times Square Autumn Carnival
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The Times Square Autumn Carnival on Oct. 23 did not have any animals or rides, but did feature funnel cakes and super hero fist fights for its crowd of tourists.


For Garment District Businesses, Trade Deal May Make South Korean Fabric Cheaper

For Garment District Businesses, Trade Deal May Make South Korean Fabric Cheaper
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Congress passed a new free trade agreement with South Korea that may make the its fabric cheaper for the Garment District’s wholesalers and retailers. But it’s difficult to gauge the agreement effect on American jobs.


A & F Flagship Store’s European Clientele

A & F Flagship Store’s European Clientele
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European tourists form a long line outside the Abercrombie & Fitch flagship store at Fifth Avenue every day, year around. What drives them is the world economy: they get more style for less money here.


Designers Strive to Market Garment District Pride

Designers Strive to Market Garment District Pride
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Word on Fashion Avenue is that designers are packing up and leaving New York City’s famed Garment District. In response, several designers have taken a stand: The district is still a valuable part of the city and they aren’t going anywhere. They’re promoting their clothing as 100 percent locally-made in Midtown Manhattan.


Wall Street Protesters March Through Midtown

Wall Street Protesters March Through Midtown
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SLIDESHOW: Thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters chanted slogans in Times Square Saturday night, then marched to Washington Square Park where they gathered until a midnight curfew, when most vacated after a show of police force.


No Long Lines to Buy the Air Jordan XIV

No Long Lines to Buy the Air Jordan XIV
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Times Square is mecca for sneakerheads: 10 shoe stores in nine blocks. Every month, the biggest open at midnight to sell releases to the faithful. But there’s no predicting how long the line will be.


The Last Puzzle Master

The Last Puzzle Master
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Carlos Diaz is not what you might expect of a well-connected man in fashion. He is part of a little corner of a quickly fading Manhattan clothing business.


Midtown Hospital Reborn as Condos

Midtown Hospital Reborn as Condos
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The neglected shell of the former St. Vincent’s Midtown hospital, closed in 2007, will be gutted and rebuilt as condominiums. Major flooding, mold, and rodent issues have caused a mess for neighborhood residents.


The End of the – Belt – Line

The End of the - Belt - Line
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Like 80 percent of the businesses that have left the garment district since 1980, accessories manufacturer Terry Schwartz is in danger of disappearing as more and more garment related business is conducted abroad.


Despite Job Growth, Plenty of Worry in Midtown West

Despite Job Growth, Plenty of Worry in Midtown West
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The U.S. gained 103,000 jobs in September, a better number than many economists expected. But with unemployment stuck at 9.1 percent, the job market remains tough in Midtown West.


No Basketball Means Big Problems

No Basketball Means Big Problems
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Although the Knicks value’ continues to soar despite their home arena being closed, local business around Madison Square Garden aren’t so fortunate during the NBA lockout.


More Designers Rely on Online Marketplaces to Bolster Sales

More Designers Rely on Online Marketplaces to Bolster Sales
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Over the past decade, fashion designers have had more abundant and affordable options to sell their lines online. Designers are getting larger audiences online, but will it be enough to launch young designers into fashion stardom?


Ambulances Suffer Increased Delays from West Side

Ambulances Suffer Increased Delays from West Side
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EMTs rushing west side patients to hospitals report regular delays crossing town, since St. Vincent’s hospital closed more than a year ago.


Local Libraries Seize E-reader Opportunity, Large Public Libraries Lag

Local Libraries Seize E-reader Opportunity, Large Public Libraries Lag
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As the digital age consumes traditional print media, smaller libraries add programs offering tablet readers available for lending. Larger libraries provide remote access through a mobile app, but struggle to meet demands for loanable e-readers due to budget limitations.


The 12-Day Broadway Week that Few Got to See

The 12-Day Broadway Week that Few Got to See
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Broadway Week, a NYC & Company initiative to sell half price tickets to Broadway shows for 12 days, wrapped up on Sept.30. While the event provided some theatergoers with discounted prices, most either were unaware of the event or were disappointed that tickets were sparse and cost more than the half price that Taxi T.V. had advertised around the city.


Bloggers Take Fashion’s Night Out

Bloggers Take Fashion's Night Out
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Bloggers have often been hailed as the new journalists, giving their readers up to date news when they need it most. Yet bloggers seem to have escaped the same criticism that journalists face when it comes to accepting free products.