Midtown

What’s in a Name: Garment District, Chelsea North or Times Square South?

Times Square South Boundaries.

It’s been commonly known as the Garment District, but with the recent surge of tech industries moving into the area, some are calling Times Square South by a new name: Chelsea North. Confused?

“The market has changed dramatically,” said Diana Gaines, a senior director at Cushman & Wakefield, of Times Square South. “The area called Times Square South has traditionally been known as the Garment Center. In the last few years, this has become less and less the norm.” Read More

Lease Beat

Eastern Silk Mills Relocates in Garment District

Courtesy of Flatbush Gardener

Eastern Silk Mills Inc. will be moving to another building in the Garment District.

“The space was in excellent condition,” Jeff Buslik, director at Adams & Co. and broker on the deal, noted about the transaction. “[Eastern Silk Mills] came and wanted it. They stayed within the Garment Center which is where they wanted to Read More

Stitchin'

Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta Among Designers Ditching the Garment District

They don't make 'em like they used to. (SueDennis.com)

With Fashion Week only a few days away, a flood of big-name designers are relocating from their long-time midtown home. Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang and Alice + Olivia have all announced plans to leave the Garment District in the past month, according to DNAinfo. The news comes as a further blow to the languishing Garment District, which the city has been trying to rezone for years in fits and starts. Read More

Lease Beat

Garment District Building Stitches Comeback

A Garment District building that was looking a little tattered around the edges has pulled itself together of late.

“There was not much in the way of capital improvement or concessions and build-out for new space,” Doug Regal of ABS Partners told The Observer. The ownership of the 240,000-square-foot building at 1001 Sixth Avenue, near Read More