New York has been the undisputed center of American fashion since the mid-19th Century when the development of mass-production led to growth of the apparel trades. The birth of the Fashion District, also known as the Garment Center, occurred in the 1920s, when a large group of garment manufactures relocated to Seventh Avenue. New loft space was developed especially to accommodate "modern" manufacturing and to satisfy labor's demands for safer working conditions. By 1931, this District has the largest concentration of apparel manufactures in the world and since then has been home to the greatest names in American design.
A project of The Fashion Center Business Improvement DistrictEstablished 1999
|Placed By||Fashion Center Business Improvement District|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 5:46pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 585409 N 4511978|
|Decimal Degrees||40.75433333, -73.98820000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 45.26', W 73° 59.292'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 45' 15.60" N, 73° 59' 17.52" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||212, 646, 917, 516, 203,|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 540-558 7th Ave, New York NY 10018, US|
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