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.
For years, the residents and stakeholders in New York’s Garment District have worked against economic and policy trends to preserve the soul of this neighborhood – the fashion industry. How will their collective efforts pay off in 10 years?
The Municipal Art Society of New York’s new report on the Garment District highlights the strengths and weaknesses of one of the nation’s premier fashion neighborhoods.