“Today is about beginning a long discussion, first about urban manufacturing in general, then about garment manufacturing in particular,” Borough President Brewer said.
A New York Times article reports on the future of the district today. Side note, George, the owner of a garment district business I adore, is quoted in the article.
And, where do we go from here? This is an industry I love, but have no personal financial investment in, to be frank. My passion for the making of sewn items doesn't give me any permission to insist that my favorite haunts remain in the same square of city blocks I have so thoroughly enjoyed for the past three decades of my life...
Hmmm... I can get on a different subway train, or even DRIVE, if the new spot is parkable. Why are people insisting on this space, when it is no longer supporting the businesses who are struggling to make it work?
I'm starting to think... why are we/people so averse to change? Is this really such a big deal?
This article touches on that point, while giving no concrete examples...
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