The swank, 19-story Ink48 hotel and the sprawling construction site of Gotham West, a 1240-unit residential complex anchored by a 31-story tower, are becoming landmarks in rapidly changing West Clinton. But a proposed rezoning of the neighborhood seeks to restrict such soaring developments and increase the number of affordable housing units.
Researchers at Columbia University spent two weeks in July tracking designers and others in the fashion industry how they moved about the Garment District. Their trick for keeping track of the designers? Having them check in on their smartphones with Four Square, a popular social media application.