The Fashion District, originally and still known as the Garment Center, is a fascinating area to work in. Located from 34th Street to 42nd Street and between Fifth Avenue and Ninth Avenue, here you can find stores dedicated to just ribbons or zippers or buttons or fabric.
The storefront displays are enticing, especially when you see “Wholesale Sales Only.” The majority of the stores cater to women’s clothing and some do sell retail as well.
The majority of the buildings are quite old, except for some notable exceptions like The New York Times Building. When you’re traveling on the avenues, the sidewalk traffic is quite congested. It’s a mix of tourists heading from Macy’s Herald Square up to Times Square, daily commuters coming from Penn Station or Port Authority and workers pouring out of every subway exit.
Food choices here lean heavily towards fast and cheap, catering to the office worker with limited time to eat. Shopping choices are endless, especially for tourists. Take time to visit the Fashion Walk of Fame embedded in the sidewalks along Seventh Avenue.
The office buildings in this area include the aforementioned New York Times Building, The Menswear Building, The Pennsylvania Building, One Penn Plaza, 14 Penn Plaza and many, many more.
Rents range from $38/sf to $65/sf for Class A buildings, $37/sf to $48/sf for Class B buildings and $30/sf to $70/sf for Class C buildings.
It’s easy to get to and from the Fashion District Garment Center as the transit choices include the 1,2,3 4, 5, 6, A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, B, D, F, M and 7 trains.
Working in the Fashion District Garment Center offers a lot of congestion but many choices for whatever you desire as well.